8 Entry Level Laboratory Technician NGO Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 

Job Title:    Laboratory Technician (8
Fresher Job Vacancies)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to:  Facility Lab-In charge

Vacancy Code:
LABT X018

 

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity
Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, and in partnership with MoH and respective District Local
Governments, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the West
Nile region of Uganda under the project “Accelerating and Sustaining HIV
Epidemic Control and Related Diseases in West-Nile Region of Uganda under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2020-2025”. The project
supports the 12 districts of; Arua, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko,
Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani, Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.

 

Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technician will work as a
member of the lab team to support Lab related health system strengthening
support. Work with the team to perform different laboratory tests to inform
diagnosis of different diseases and monitoring of disease progression among
clients in line with the National Health Laboratory Strategic plan/policy and
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GLCP)

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  

·       
Perform
Quality assurance procedures including daily quality control, monthly
comparability tests and quarterly proficiency testing on the various tests
offered at the facility in line with the laboratory quality manual and MoH
Laboratory Quality Improvement Program guidelines.

·       
Study
and implement periodic recommendations in regard to MoH laboratory
accreditation processes in supported regional laboratory hubs of operation and
in health facilities to enhance proper functioning of the laboratory in liaison
with other regional laboratory staff in line with the WHO AFRO SLMTA /SLIPTA
accreditation standards.

·       
Implement
Biosafety and waste management procedures to maintain healthy, hygienic and
safety aspects and work place needs routinely in line with MoH Biosafety and
Health Care Waste management guidelines

·       
Perform
specimen collection from HF patients, referral of specimens (CD4, DBS, sputum,
serology and chemistry samples) and reception of referred specimens including
verification and documentation/ accessioning of specimens within realistic Turn
Around Times in line with GLCP.

·       
Conduct
regular periodic maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment/machines/their
parts as per available service schedules as well routinely monitor equipment
and environmental temperatures in line with GLCP, MoH SOPs and equipment
manuals.

·       
Conduct
forecasts of laboratory reagents and supplies, make monthly requisitions for
the required inventory from HF main store and manage the laboratory store as
well as distribute reagents and supplies to testing points in line with HF
store management procedures.

·       
Proficiently
Perform sample processing, testing and analysis using MoH/ facility laboratory
SOP’s and automated instrumentation where applicable for respective assays
while ensuring proper documentation and timely dissemination of results in line
with GCLP practices.

·       
Provide
technical support as a member of the laboratory Technical Assistance Team to
staff conducting RCT at various testing points through staff development, joint
agreement and performance assessment/feedback on quality improvement
interventions as per identified gaps to improve delivery of laboratory
services.

·       
Generate
and timely forward copies of weekly, monthly and quarterly laboratory reports
as per set HF laboratory targets to supervisors, the regional laboratory

·       
coordinator
and the district lab focal personnel in line with expected MoH and IDI
reporting Guidelines

·       
Oversee
Hub operations, sample transportation and result transmission systems under the
supported field office.

·       
Support
processes geared towards accreditation of laboratories in the supported
districts

 

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Diploma in Medical laboratory technology

·       
Two
years of laboratory work experience.

·       
Active registration
with Allied Health Professional Council

·       
Possess
key personal competences in customer care principles, Team, supervisory and
analytical skills as well as networking and communication skills.

·       
Documentation,
reporting, presentation and training skills as well as proficient use of
automated laboratory instrumentation skills will be added advantage.

·       
Should
have knowledge in laboratory CQI

·       
Willingness
to work and live in rural areas is required

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of
email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated
email address. Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug

 

Key Notes:

·       
IDI is
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

·       
Internal
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

·       
Make
sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

·       
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·       
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·       
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda

 

Deadline:  4th October 2020

 

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