Fresher US PEPFAR Grant Laboratory Technologist Jobs - Health Service Commission

Organisation: Health Service Commission
Funding Source: United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Reports to: Senior Laboratory Technologist
Reference: PER./147/231/01
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
The United States Government under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a key partner in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda that plans to complement the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) effort in addressing the Human Resources for Health (HRH) shortage. The support aims to scale up HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment interventions in light of the rising HIV/AIDS prevalence in the country. Health workers recruited under this support will be contracted by the implementing Partners and they will be seconded to identified hospitals and Health Centres.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Actively monitors usage of supplies and ensures timely initiation of the procurement process.
·         The incumbent ensures proper safe collection, handling and transportation of specimens (blood units) to the laboratory;
·         Conducts laboratory analysis with utmost accuracy, interprets results and submits reports;
·         Requests for essential equipment and supplies for use in the laboratory;
·         Ensures laboratory equipment is secure, functional and well maintained;
·         Ensures safety measures of staff against hazards;
·         Takes part in the quality assurance in laboratory;
·         Actively participates in research;
·         Imparts knowledge and skills to the laboratory staff;
·         Ensures that laboratory staff adhere to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics;
·         Performs any other duties as be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The Laboratory Technologist should hold a University Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
·         The applicants must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
·         At least two years’ experience as a Laboratory Technologist.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested should send their applications in triplicate on Public Service Form No. 3 (Revised 2008) to the Secretary of the respective District Service Commission. The application forms are obtainable from the Health Service Commission and District Service Commission Offices or download here, download here.  Handwritten applications in triplicate are also acceptable. The applications should bear the title, number of the post applied for, name of the District and name of the site where the job is tenable. (Check at the top of the bottom). Please include telephone contacts on the application. The applicants should apply for only one post in one Local Government. Health Professionals who are already in government or PNFP employment are not encouraged to apply. The applicants should attach to each of the three application forms or hand written application letters three (3) sets of certified photocopies of their academic certificates, testimonials, professional registration certificates, valid practicing licenses and three (3) of their recent passport-size photographs.

Send your applications or deliver them to your preferred district addresses as indicated below;

Kitgum P.O. Box Box 28, Kitgum

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Health workers who are already in government service or private not for profit (PNFP) employment should not apply and will not be considered.        

Deadline: 19th August, 2016

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