USAID Lab Specialist Job Careers - Abt Associates

Job Title:    Lab Specialist
Organisation: Abt Associates
Funding Source: U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

Job Summary: The Lab Specialist manages project interventions to strengthen laboratory services. This position will be based in Lira.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent develops and implements capacity building interventions for improving the government’s planning, deploying, and managing laboratory resources.
  • Offers support in the training of staff at laboratories
  • Provide training in laboratory management, including supply logistics, equipment calibration and maintenance, and diagnostic procedures.
  • Render support in the development of sustainable diagnostic transport systems for faster and more reliable delivery of samples to the laboratories.
  • Develop or revise standard operating procedures that meet international standards for all levels of the laboratory system.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Lab Specialist job opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Laboratory Science or related field.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in laboratory management.
  • Broad knowledge and familiarity with the current laboratory system in Uganda preferable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a wide range of diagnostic technologies.
  • Significant experience in training and other capacity building.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific qualifications via Email to Please clearly include the position title in the subject of the E-mail.

Deadline: 25th May, 2016

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