6 Laboratory Technician USAID MAPD Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technician will conduct antimalarial therapeutic efficacy studies. The
successful candidates will be based at any one of the following sites namely
Arua, Apac, Busia, Mubende and Kanungu district.
Key Duties and
  • Carry out laboratory screening of
  • Tasked with the preparation, staining,
    reading and storage of blood smears;
  • Collection and storage of filter paper
    samples for performance of molecular studies on malaria
  • Recording results of laboratory
  • Keeping record of all laboratory
  • Perform laboratory quality control and
    assurance for all laboratory procedures;
  • Perform other tests as requested by the
    Medical Officer;
Key Result Areas:
  • All laboratory procedures correctly
    performed and quality assured
  • Accurate and timely entry, tracking and
    recording of Lab information on all source documents;
  • Accurate and timely resolution of Lab data
  • Timely submission of all Lab reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Laboratory
    Technician job should hold a Diploma or Degree in Biomedical Laboratory
    Technology or Laboratory Sciences  from
    a recognized Institution.
  • Three years work experience in a similar
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal
    skills and networking skills
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
  • Excellent knowledge (spoken & written)
    of local languages spoken in study areas is a requirement for this
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to HR@idrc-uganda.org.
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
  • Current CV (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of
    application (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are
    not allowed)
  • The contact details of
    three work related referees
  • Copies of academic
    certificates (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos
    are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by
Deadline: 26th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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