HEARD 2018 PhD Scholarship Opportunity

HEARD is offering six PhD scholarships (full-time) which will be available to students conducting research in one of the following areas:  Health Systems Strengthening; Health Economics; Health Financing; Unsafe Abortions; Contraception; Universal Health Care Financing; Gender-based Violence.

Click here for more information on how to apply. 

An additional six PDH scholarships on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights/Young Key Populations will be awarded to students undertaking research focusing on key populations in Africa. 

Click here for more information on how to apply. 

Deadline for applications is extended to 23 August 2017. 


Call for book chapters- Adolescence and HIV in Eastern And Southern Africa

HEARD, in partnership with UNAIDS, UNDP and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), proposed a new and engaging book 'Adolescence and HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa: Emerging Evidence and Intervention Strategies'. HEARD and partners are now seeking innovative contributions to this book project. 

This book will address current perspectives in HIV prevention with adolescent populations. The aim of the project is to bring together leading social scientists, public health experts, policy makers and the HIV affected community to translate recent momentous advances into action that will address HIV prevention gaps in adolescents in eastern and southern Africa. This project will welcome public health and social science based contributions offering new thinking, fresh approaches or evidence-based findings to enhance and accelerate HIV prevention. 

Click here to download the call for contributions. 

HEARD Employment Opportunity- Project Manager


HEARD is a leading applied research centre with a global reputation for its research, education programmes, technical services, partnerships and networks, devoted to addressing the broad health challenges of Africa. HEARD’s aim is to shape public health policy and practice in order to reduce health inequalities in Africa and to improve the reach, comprehensiveness and quality of health services delivery throughout the region. 

Key duties include:

  • Developing a project management plan
  • Managing communication between research partners
  • Donor reporting
  • Record and standardize all project outputs in accordance with quality standards and donor requirements
  • Ensure compliance to the financial/budget specifications of the contract/donor
  • Provide intellectual input into activities.


  • A relevant Master’s degree
  • A proven track record in managing research health related research
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates who meet the above requirements can click here to apply for the position. 
Deadline is: 26 February 2016