Fresher Laboratory Technician Job Careers – Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)

Organisation: Uganda
Wildlife Authority (UWA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
About US:
Uganda Wildlife
Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Tourism,
Wildlife and Antiquities. UWA was established in 1996 and is managed in
accordance with the Wildlife Act Cap 200. The Mission of UWA is: “To Conserve
and Sustainably Manage the Wildlife and Protected Areas of Uganda in
Partnership with Neighboring Communities and Other Stakeholders for the Benefit
of the People of Uganda and the Global Community.”
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technician will perform high
technical practical hands – on diagnostic and analytical work in the laboratory
based investigations and ensure proper use and functionality of laboratory
equipment and supplies..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct disease diagnostic tests and assays in microbiology,
    bacteriology, serology, or molecular/PCR analyses and other areas as may
    be assigned to him/her by management.
  • Participate in sample collection, processing and transportation to
    diagnostic facilities under the supervision of field veterinarians and
  • Participate in developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for
    relevant diagnostic assays and others as they may arise from time to time.
  • Maintain quality management systems in the laboratory, develop
    standard, verify equipment functions and calibration.
  • Ensure the laboratory environment is maintained clean, safe and
    secure at all times as specified in the set standard operating procedures
    and participate in any risk assessment and risk mitigation/ management
    procedures that may arise.
  • Ensure laboratory waste is managed according to approved SOPs and
    other international procedures and standards the laboratory is a
    subscribed to.
  • Maintain quality and safety of laboratory equipment, reagents and
  • Work alongside the quality assurance officer to ensure the quality
    management in the laboratory conforms to international standards for
    accreditation, as well as make necessary personal efforts to undertake
    relevant trainings for accreditation.
  • Develop annual operations plans and monthly work plans and ensures
    timely and constant supply of laboratory supplies and reagents.
  • Prepare periodic plans, budgets and reports.
  • Perform any other official duties as assigned by Management and or
    Supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)
    Laboratory Technician job opportunity must hold a diploma in laboratory
    sciences from a reputable government accredited institution, with
    expertise in microbiology, bacteriology, serology, molecular/PCR diagnostic
  • Possession of an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in laboratory sciences
    from a recognized university or institution will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant working experience in a busy
  • Planning, organising and coordinating
  • Customer care skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Concern for quality and standards
  • Accountability
  • Time management
  • Must be Self – driven an exceptional team player and highly
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work in remote parts of the country under minimal
  • Age: Less than 35 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their dully completed Job
Application Form in triplicate, download
, each with a detailed Curriculum Vitae bearing contacts of three
(3) competent Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic
Documents and relevant Appointment letters to any of the address below:
The Executive
Uganda Wildlife
Plot 7 Kira Road,
P.O. Box 3530
Email to:
  • Applicants are required to scan and
    attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g.
    Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A’ level and O’ level certificates.
  • Academic documents for the successful
    candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are
    considered for appointment into the Authority.
Deadline: 23rd April 2019
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