27 April 2017

2 Laboratory Focal Person Non-profit Career Opportunities - Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional Lab Manager

About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute - Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate and supervise lab services in liaison with the district lab focal persons.
  • Ensure implementation of Laboratory Quality Management Systems in all sub regional labs.
  • Provide technical support to hub labs and district facility Laboratories through mentorships and supervision.
  • Prepare and submit regular sub regional Laboratory progress reports to the regional Lab manager.
  • The incumbent will also strengthen existing lab Hub systems and monitor the accreditation program for approved district laboratory Hubs.
  • Prepare district laboratory procurement plans and provide technical support in procurement of laboratory supplies, and equipment and monitor their distribution and utilization.
  • Ensure that all automated equipment at hubs is under a service contract and regular preventative maintenance and troubleshooting is done to ensure fully operational lab and medical equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Laboratory Focal Person job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology/ Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent.
  • Additional training or experience in ISO 15189 implementation, Laboratory Quality Management Systems and Laboratory logistics Management.
  • Registration with Allied health professional’s council a valid annual practicing license.
  • At least three years’ experience working with district laboratory health systems strengthening.
  • Riding skills will be an added advantage.
  • Dynamic thinking and innovative.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and training & mentorship skills.
  • Highly analytical problem solving skills.
  • Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work
  • Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Show commitment to highest level of quality and integrity, flexible and reliable.
  • Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Rakai and Lwengo.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda

OR

Send by E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org

Deadline: 28th April 2017

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