60 Satellite Laboratory Technologist Job Vacancies – Ministry of Health (MOH)

Job Title:        Satellite
Laboratory Technologists (60 Job Vacancies)

Organization: Ministry
of Health (MOH)

Funding Source:  United States Government’s
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Project Name:
Uganda Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) Survey

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

About US:

The Ministry of
Health (MOH) in collaboration with ICAP at Columbia University received funding
from the United States Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to implement the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA)
survey. The goal of the survey is to characterize HIV prevalence, incidence,
viral load, CD4+ cell distribution, and HIV risk behaviors at a household level
nationally, and to assess the coverage and impact of HIV services at the
population level using a nationally representative sample of adults and
children. The survey aims to enroll approximately 13,000 households across the
entire country over a period of at least 7 months.

In order to achieve
the survey goals, survey teams being constituted will be deployed throughout
the  country to undertake various tasks
and responsibilities, taking into consideration personnel skills and
qualifications, and ability to read and write in English and at least one of
the seven (7) major languages spoken in Uganda namely; Ateso, Ngakaramajong,
Luganda, Lugbara, Luo, Runyakore-Rukiga, Runyoro-Rutoro.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Attend all required technical trainings as outlined by UPHIA
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Receive and access samples from field survey teams into LDMS
    specimen management software.
  • Ensure samples are processed within specified TAT as outlined in the
    survey SOP.
  • Centrifuge whole blood samples and prepare plasma aliquots to be
    stored in designated freezer locations using LDMS.
  • Prepare DBS aliquots from whole blood samples to be stored in
    designated freezer locations using LDMS.
  • Repeat HIV rapid tests on the first 50 samples performed by each HTC
    field-based tester as part of survey EQA.
  • Produce reports on the number of: whole blood samples received, DBS
    prepared, plasma aliquots prepared, and EQA Rapid HIV tests done.
  • Pack and ship specimens to UVRI using packing instruction 650 of
    ICAO/IATA guidelines.
  • Adhere to laboratory health safety practices.
  • Properly dispose of survey biohazard waste following all national
    regulations and guidance.
  • Ensure that all relevant IQC for UPHIA survey samples are performed
    and documented according to written standard operating procedures.
  • Manage supplies following FEFO rules of Stock management to avoid
    service interruption.
  • Liaise and work in close collaboration with the Lab Advisor,
    community mobilization coordinator, Procurement and Logistics Manager (or
    Warehouse Officer), satellite laboratory health facility staff and field
    survey teams
  • Identify and document survey non-conforming events and implement
    recommended corrective action.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma or above in medical laboratory
    technology/biomedical sciences
  • Registered with Allied Health Professional Council and with valid
    renewed certificate.
  • Two years of Laboratory experience in HIV testing and Quality
    Control and Quality Assurances procedures in a recognized health facility
  • Those with practical experience in use of Lab Management Information
    Systems (LMIS) and experience with Logistics and Procurement Management
    will have an added advantage.
  • Strong organizational and good analytical laboratory skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and spoken) skills
    in English as well as any of the relevant local languages.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to successfully manage multiple
    assignments concurrently.
  • Ability to work non-standard working hours in order to ensure
    24-hour operation cycle.
  • Ability to solve problems and work as a team member.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications: MS Word, Excel,
    Internet, Email, etc.
  • Ability to function independently or with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to adhere to medical research health ethics, as provided.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please take note of
the following:

  • Make sure your name is included in the application; and
  • Prepare to upload your Cover Letter and CV in pdf.

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Deadline:  6th
October 2019 by 11:55 PM

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