4 Global Fund Project Lab Technologist Job Opportunities - East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)

Organization: East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)
Project Funding Source: Global Fund
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory Technical Supervisor

About US:
The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) is a regional intergovernmental organization set up in 1974 to foster cooperation that will lead to the strengthening of health care programmes in the region and promote the attainment of the highest possible standards of health among member states. The Member States of the ECSA Health Community are Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

About Project:
The Global Fund Project is a 4-year project that commenced in November 2015 to support National TB Reference Laboratories in 18 countries namely: Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve TB diagnosis in the ECSA Region.  ECSA-HC is coordinating and facilitating the project as a Principal Recipient while Uganda Supra National Reference Laboratory (SRL) is the Sub-recipient and implementer of the project.

Job Summary: The Lab Technologist will support the ECSA Health Community Global Fund Project (GF).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Perform and be compliant to safety practices as documented in National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL) safety manual
·         Carry out laboratory procedures including sample shipping, reception, processing, analysis, storage as well as data entry and archiving in accordance with standard operating procedures
·         Perform and document quality assurance and quality control activities at NTRL
·         Prepare proficiency testing panels for the TB laboratory network
·         The jobholder will plan, monitor, evaluate, report and document external quality assurance activities performed by NTRL
·         Adhere to the Human resource code of conduct and ethics
·         Perform any other activity or relevant assignment as assigned by the Laboratory supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should at least hold a Bachelor’s Degree in health related Laboratory Sciences from a recognized University. A master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
·         One year experience working in a facility conducting TB diagnosis and monitoring
·         Previous experience in donor funded projects is preferred.
·         Working knowledge of ISO 15189 standards.
·         Language: Fluency in both spoken and written English.
·         Age: Between 23 and 55 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications comprising of a cover letter expressing the candidate’s motivation for the job and current curriculum vitae with names and contact/addresses of three referees should reach the address below;

Director General,
East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community,
P.O. Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania

Email to: vacancies@ecsa.or.tz and copy doid@ecsa.or.tz

Deadline: 31st August, 2016

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