Fresher Laboratory Technician Non-profit Careers – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)


Job Title:    Laboratory Technician

Organisation: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kiruddu
National Referral Hospital (KNRH), Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
Laboratory Coordinator, MJAP


About US:

Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere
University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to
optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other
diseases of publc health importance in Africa. MJAP is implementing a sub-award
grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS
Epidemic Control in Kampala region; with funding from the President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).


Job Summary:   The Laboratory Technician will support
clinical care of patients with Advanced HIV Disease and TB through provision of
quality laboratory diagnostic and monitoring tests at Kiruddu National Referral
Hospital in line with MoH clinical guidelines.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

specimen collection procedures to patients and collect samples according to
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

biosafety/biosecurity precautions to ensure the safety of laboratory staff and
laboratory users.

laboratory specimens for AHD patients, TB patients and other patients at
Kiruddu Hospital in a timely manner.

out routine maintenance of laboratory equipment and report unresolved defects
to the Laboratory Coordinator in a timely manner.

for laboratory testing supplies and consumables and keep stock records
according to the standard operating procedures.

test results, make recommendations and communicate critical test results to the
clinicians immediately.

in the implementation of Laboratory Quality Management Systems (LQMS) and
Quality improvement activities to improve AHD and TB services at Kiruddu

referral of samples to referral Laboratories, and follow up on all results.

results of all samples sent to referral laboratories for analysis.

monthly test statistics and submit to the Laboratory Coordinator on a monthly

monthly reports of tests done under the AHD and TB program.

mentorship to Kiruddu hospital laboratory staff to support institutionalization
of AHD care services at the hospital.

laboratory support to the HIV and TB clinic as well as in-patient departments
regarding active pharmacovigilance for HIV and TB medicines

technical support to the MJAP-supported facilities as requested from time to

in program review meetings at Kiruddu National Review Hospital.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant must hold a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology/Bachelor of
Medical Laboratory Science.

annual practicing license.

years’ experience in implementing LQMS.

of LQMS and Quality Improvement.

interpersonal and communication skills.

mentoring laboratory staff on LQMS.

to detail.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply via the email below and submit
their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic
documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP). Please ensure that your attachments do
not exceed 5 MB.


Deadline: 2nd December 2020 by 5:00pm


NB: We
do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission


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