Laboratory Services Specialist Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Outreach
Laboratory Services Coordinator
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About Project:
IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the mid-western
Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Hoima,
Masindi, Buliisa and Kiryandongo.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Services specialist will
support the development of sustainable, appropriate, good quality lab services.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible
    for building laboratory capacity in West Nile for scaling up HIV/AIDS / TB
    services in order to achieve the project objectives.
  • Building
    of the capacity of laboratory hubs in West Nile to support the rest of the
    laboratories through technical support and mentorship
  • Provide
    technical support and supervision of all health workers offering HIV/AIDS
    related laboratory services in supported public facilities in the
    West Nile region.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the District, and the IDI Laboratory services
    coordinator, will assist in:
  • Developing a QA/QA system (internal
    quality control system and external quality control system and standard
    operating procedures and manuals) in line with MoH guidelines and ensuring
    their use in selected facilities
  • Establishing and monitoring of equipment
    Management and Maintenance Systems in target Laboratories
  • Establishing and monitoring a Supply Chain
    Management System and ensure timely ordering of buffer stocks for target
    labs
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by management.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious
    Diseases Institute (IDI) Laboratory Services Specialist job opportunity
    should preferably hold a bachelor’s
    degree in medical lab technology.
  • Possession
    of a post graduate diploma (especially related to management) will
    be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in laboratory planning, management, and QA/QC.
  • Previous
    experience in design, development and implementation of lab systems at
    different levels in the health services.
  • Prior
    exposure and experience in analysis and reporting of data for programme
    decision-making.
  • Good
    report / proposal writing and presentation skills.
  • Previous
    experience in providing technical Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS
    laboratories within MoH structures and systems
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail
or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of academic
credentials with at least two referees to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline:  16th May 2017

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