Laboratory Field Mentor NGO Job Careers – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Job Title: Laboratory Field Mentor

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Duty Station:


Reports to: Cluster
Team Leader and functionally to Laboratory Support Advisor

About US:

The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda), an organisation contributing to a process of
preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of
persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease

Job Summary:   The
Laboratory Field Mentor will provide routine mentorships, oversight, and
support to laboratories in Public health facilities (PHFs) and HIV counselling
and testing (HCT) settings that conduct POC testing in the Cluster areas.
He/she will work closely with the DHTs and the Laboratory Hubs to ensure quality
laboratory services for HIV/AIDS and TB management.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       Laboratory capacity in the Cluster area built
for scaling up HI V/AIDS / TB services in order to achieve the project

·       Capacity of laboratory hub networks and DLFPs
in the Cluster area built to support the rest of the laboratories through
technical support and mentorship

·       Technical support and supervision of all
health workers offering HIV/AIDS related laboratory services in supported
public facilities in the Cluster area provided.

·       Performance of Key Laboratory indicators
tracked including National dash boards, PEPFAR core tests especially with
emphasis on AHD and Logistics monitoring) done

·       Provide on-site training and mentorship on a
regular basis to all POC testing operators in facilities, including
phlebotomists and nurses, to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of
POC testing being offered.

·       Develop and implement mentorship and
supervision plans for the health facilities offering POC testing in the Cluster.

·       Assess the tools required to strengthen POC
testing in facilities and manage their development, e.g. job aids, standard
operation procedures, and data management tools.

·       Work closely with phlebotomists, Laboratory
Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, Nurses and Midwives conducting POC testing
to improve data management and record keeping for stock management and quality

·       Continually assess training needs of Health
care workers involved in POC testing and coordinate with the Capacity Development
Advisor to plan required trainings including quality assurance, data
management, SLAMTA, LQMS, Biosafety / Bio security, Lab SPARS (supply chain).

·       Coordinate and oversee external quality
assurance program for all POC testing sites and provide feedback to facilities
on their performance to enable continuous improvement.

·       Provide regular mentorship updates and
reports to the Capacity Development Advisor and the Laboratory Support Advisor
and all key stakeholders supporting the UNHLS/CPHL in laboratory services.

·       Any other duties as may be assigned by the
Cluster Team Leader or TASO Laboratory Support Advisor.

·       Conduct SLAMTA and LQMS mentorships to the
supported facilities

·       Support Bio safety I Bio security activities
in the supported facilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. A post graduate diploma (especially
related to management) will be an added advantage.

·       At least 3 years’ experience in laboratory
planning, management, and QA/QC.

·       Experience in design, development and
implementation of medical laboratory systems at different levels in the health

·       Experience in conducting SLAMTA and LQMS and
Bio-safety and Risk management trainings

·       Experience in development of Laboratory
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

·       Experience in analysis and reporting of data
for program decision-making.

·       Experience in providing technical Assistance
to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS laboratories within MoH structures and Systems

·       Possession of a valid license to practice as
a Laboratory Technologist in Uganda

·       Proven ability to ride a motor cycle is a

·       Good report I proposal writing and
presentation skills.

·       Good judgment and quick decision making

·       Ability to build strong professional relationships
with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment

·       Strong communication skills, including the
ability to deliver compelling presentations

·       Detail-oriented with excellent organization
and problem-solving skills

·       Ability to multi-task, and to work
independently with a commitment to excellence

·       High proficiency in applications including
Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·       Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity,
Emotional control, Confidentiality and Openness, Team player, Ability to work

How to Apply:

All interested
Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save
all the relevant documents in one folder and forward online applications with
the relevant credentials to the link below


Applications received
online shall be considered

Only qualified
candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their
resume, copies of certified academic certificates, valid riding permit,
testimonials and three referees, two of which should be professional referees
including their telephone and email contacts.

N.B TASO staff and
former staff must attach a signed recommendation letter from the respective Center
Program Manager.

While TASO
appreciates all the interested applicants, on interviews

Deadline: 28th May 2020 at 11:59 pm

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