Laboratory Advisor Employment Opportunity – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title:      Laboratory Advisor
Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
About US:
Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for
profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and
strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other
diseases of public health importance in Africa.
About Project:
MJAP will work in close collaboration with the Rakai Health Sciences
Program (RHSP) to implement a program on Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control
in Masaka region (Gomba, Butambala, Sembabule and Mpigi districts). In
addition, MJAP is anticipating a sub-award grant for accelerating HIV/AIDS
Epidemic Control in Kampala region; under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Advisor will formulate and implement strategies that ensure provision of
well-planned laboratory services; and support the implementation and monitoring
of quality HIV/TB laboratory services in line with Ministry of Health guidelines
and standards.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and
    monitoring and evaluation of the laboratory activities within the
    supported region.
  • Coordinate technical support through trainings,
    mentorships and supervision to laboratories in the supported regions.
  • Coordination and supervision of laboratory
    services in liaison with the district lab focal persons.
  • Coordinate and supervise lab services in
    liaison with the district lab focal persons.
  • Ensure implementation of Laboratory
    Management Quality Systems in all labs.
  • Prepare and submit regular Consortium
    Partner 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.
  • Coordinate efficient laboratory logistics
    systems within the supported districts for laboratory supplies and
    equipment
  • Supervise and coach project laboratory
    staff in the supported health facilities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Makerere
    University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) Laboratory Advisor should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology or its
    equivalent
  • Possession of a relevant post graduate
    training preferably in Health sciences, public health or related field is
    desired
  • A minimum of four years of
    post-qualification experience of laboratory work, with at least one or
    more in a senior laboratory management position.
  • Three years’ experience working with
    district lab systems
  • The applicant must have registration with
    the Allied Health Professional Council
  • Proven ability to lead and guide strategic
    planning and development with MoH, manage technical implementation of
    proposed project initiatives.
  • Proven ability to provide technical
    guidance to Ministries of Health and their laboratories systems in the
    diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of HIV/AIDS services
  • Highly self-motivated, able to work under
    minimum supervision
  • Ability to execute multiple tasks
    simultaneously
  • Good training, facilitation, coaching and
    mentorship skills
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their
applications, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic
documents addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint
AIDS Program (MJAP) via Email to: hr@mjap.or.ug
NB: Please indicate the
position and region you’re applying for in the subject. Your attachments should
not exceed 5MB.
Deadline: 17th May
2017 by 5:00pm
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