Mr. Justus Asasira

   Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Department of Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL),

Lecturer (Part-time), Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Education

2014-2016- Master of Arts in Local Governance and Planning Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Thesis title: Public-Private Partnerships and Healthcare Delivery: A Case of Mbarara Municipality.

Major courses offered: Contemporary Development Strategies and Theories-A, Development Economics-A, Decentralized Planning and Accountability-B+, Public Finance-B-, Local Productive Systems and Indigenous Knowledge-B+, Research Methods I-C+, Research Methods II-A, Gender and Development-B+, Environment and Development-B+, Data and Information Management-A, Cost-Benefit Analysis (Project Cycle Management)-B, Planning Techniques-B, Global and Local Development-A, Rural Development-B+, Poverty Reduction and Markets-A

2010-2013- Bachelor of Development Studies- First Class (Honours) Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Dissertation title: Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Nyakayojo Sub-county, Mbarara District.

Certificates

  • Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods (13th-17th November 2017) MURTI & National Institutes of Health (NIH-USA)
  • Certificate in Quantitative Research Methods (7th-9th June 2016) from Mbarara University Research Training Initiative Program-MURTI, National Institute of Health-NIH & Harvard University-Schools of Public Health and Medicine

 Working experience and responsibilities

Lecturer (Part-time) January 2018 to date: Department of Community Engagement and service Learning (CESL), Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)

·        Delivering lectures

·        Marking students scripts in various courses

·        Making marking schemes

·        Assessing “Students Community Twining Project” (STP)

·        Supervising undergraduate research projects and interns

·        Writing research projects with senior staff in the faculty

·        Writing manuscripts for Publication

Visiting Lecturer (2016-2019), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ibanda University

·        Delivering guest lectures.

·         Supervising undergraduate and Diploma research projects.

·         Assessing students on internship

Periodical examiner and Teaching Assistant, August 2014 to 2018: Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (FIS), Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

Responsibilities:

·        Marking exams and tests

·        Invigilating exams

·        Attending tutorials with a faculty member in DVS

·        Making marking scheme/guide

·        Working faculty members during results entry

·        Advising student during their research projects and internships.

·   Co-opted member to examine Student Community Projects (STP), undergraduate research proposal and dissertations, internship presentations

·        Writing research projects with senior staff,

·        Data collection (fieldworks)

·        Writing and publishing.

Research Assistant: Mbarara University of Science and Technology, August 2014 to 2018 on various projects.

Responsibilities

·        Data collection

·        Data quality checks

·        Data entry

·        Data analysis

·        Writing manuscripts publication

Member Examination Monitor Team (EMT) MUST-Academic Registrar’s Office

·        4th-15th December 2017 (Semester I -Academic Year 2017/2018)

·        14th-25th May 2018        (Semester II-Academic Year 2017/2018)

·        3rd -15th December 2018 (Semester I-Academic Year 2018/2019)

Responsibilities

·        Monitoring examination management process

·        Checking students’ eligibility to sit exams

·        Safeguarding against examination malpractice

Principal Investigator 2015-2017: Mbarara University of Science and Technology “Public-Private Partnerships and Healthcare Delivery; A case of Mbarara Municipality” M.A research project, as a principal investigator,

Responsibilities

·        Project proposal writing under the guidance of the supervisor

·        Pre-testing tools for data collection

·        Filling protocol for Ethical Approval

·        Data collection, entry and analysis

·        Dissertation writing

·        Manuscript writing for publication

Junior researcher on Human Wildlife Conflict in Budongo forest (with Partnership for Development Capacity Consult-PDCC) End Term Evaluation of Jane Goodall Institute Uganda and Kasongoire Community Development Association, Oct 2018

Responsibilities

·        Proposal writing senior consultants

·        Pre-testing tools for data collection

·        Training Research Assistants (RAs)

·        Data collection, entry and analysis

·        Supervising RAs and checking for data quality

·        Evaluation report writing to the funder

Junior researcher on Irish potato production (with Partnership foe Development Capacity Consult-PDCC), 2017: Evaluating the contribution of Excel Hort and LADA on the communities of Kigezi region in Uganda.

Responsibilities

·        Proposal writing with senior consultants

·        Pre-testing tools for data collection

·        Training Research Assistants (RAs)

·        Data collection, entry and analysis

·        Supervising RAs and checking for data quality

·        Evaluation report writing to the funder

May-June 2016: Researcher, with TASO Mbarara. Project-Client satisfaction with the healthcare services offered by TASO,

Responsibilities

·        Proposal writing

·        Data collection

·        Data entry

·        Data analysis

·        Report writing

·        Presentation of finding to the funder (TASO Mbarara Centre) for action

Research Assistant on the following projects;

  • Training Needs Assessment for Health workers and Counsellors involved in provision of HIV care in Southwestern Uganda: With ELKA statistical consultants, Dec 27th 2017-Jan 15th 2018
  • Smart Development Network (SNV) and MN consultancy, June-August 2017, The project “TIDE” aimed at mapping unreached dairy farmers in Southwestern Uganda and suggest measure on how such farmer can be uplifted to commercial farmers by increasing milk production. Gender Symbolism and Adoption of Learning electronic resources at Mbarara University and Makerere University; working with Dr Ruth Nsibirano (Postdoc researcher) from Makerere University, May 2017-July 2018
  •   Power relations in marketing and selling of agricultural produce-Where is the Farmer?”
  •  Institutional Trust in delivering agricultural services; a case of NAADS in Mbarara and Bushenyi districts”.

High School Teacher: St. Lennards High school in Kyenjojo (2010-2012), St. Patrick’s High school Katukuru (2013-2014) and Midland High school Kyenshaama (2014-2015) majorly teaching history, Economics,  English language and Introduction to French Language.

Membership:

Member on Board of Directors Centre for Refugee Right (CRR)

Workshops/Conferences attended

  • Participant in workshop on Oil governance in the Albertine region, organized by MUST and KU Leuven, at Hotel Africana 5th -7th December 2016
  • Annual research dissemination conference at Lake View hotel, (MUST) 2nd November 2016; Presented a paper “Gender-Based Violence and women’s Economic Empowerment in Nyakayojo Sub-county, Mbarara District”
  • World Malaria Day Scientific Colloquium, Hotel Africana, (Ministry of Health) Presented my proposal “Public-Private Partnership and Healthcare Delivery in Mbarara Municipality, 22nd April 2016 
  • Research dissemination workshop at Gulu University, (VLIR Uganda platform) 21st March 2016
  • Gender and women workshop at Mbarara University of Science & Technology, (SIDA) 16th-17th March 2016, 20th -21st April 2016      

Languages spoken-English (language of instruction for all academic qualifications attained), French (basic user)  

Publications

Asasira J., Ahimbisibwe F. (2018), Public-Private Partnership in Health Care and its Impact on Health Outcomes; Evidence Mission Hospital in Uganda. International Journal of Social Science Studies, Refame Publishing. http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/view/3911/4081

Asasira J., Ahimbisibwe F. (in press), Gender Based Violence and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Mbarara District. Journal of Asian Development, Macrothink publishing

 

References

Dr. Frank Ahimbisibwe

Senior Lecturer- Ag. HOD-CESL

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mbarara University of Scie&Technology

+256703949118

 

Mrs.Wendo Olema Mlahagwa                                       

Senior Lecturer,                                                               

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (FIS)                        

Mbarara University of Science and Technology                  

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