Laboratory Coordinator United States CDC Project Jobs – Uganda Prisons Service

Job Title:     Laboratory Coordinator
Organisation: Uganda Prisons Service
Funding Source: United
States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Investigator and Clinical Advisor
About US:
The Uganda Prisons Service has received support from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS, STI and TB
services to prisoners and staff of the Prisons Service. The project that spans
the period 1st April, 2015 to 31st March, 2020 is being implemented
by the Department of Prisons Health Services.
Job Summary:   The Laboratory Coordinator primarily
maintains medical laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality
standards; developing operations, quality and troubleshooting procedures;
ensure staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment
replacement, service and repair.        
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures All Laboratories have personnel
Ensures all the necessary equipment is available
and functional.
Ensures reagents are in adequate supply.
Ensures adherence to quality control
Coordinate proficiency testing for all HIV
Ensures coordination with UVRI of all laboratory
quality assurance service for the program.
Coordinate Viral Load testing and reporting by
all implementing facilities.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Bachelors degree in
Medical laboratory sciences and at least three years laboratory or related
Should have thorough knowledge of Health Service
Management gained over a period of at least three years’ experience.
Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming
will be an added advantage.
Knowledgeable in both medical technology and
management principles
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and
able to lead and direct others;
Good report writing skills
High levels of ethics and integrity.
The Laboratory Coordinator must be a dynamic and
highly self-motivated person with the ability to work under pressure and meet
tight reporting deadlines and will be required to travel frequently and spend
60% of the time in the field.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should submit their applications together with
the curriculum vitae and contacts of two referees to the following address:
Commissioner General of Prisons
Uganda Prisons Service
Plot 3 Siad Barre Road
Century Building
P.O. Box 7182
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 16th March 2018
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