Laboratory Systems Officer NGO Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:    Laboratory Systems Officer

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:

Reports to:  Senior Technical Advisor

Vacancy Code: LAPO-X001


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.


Job Summary: The
Laboratory Systems Strengthening Officer will work closely with Ministry of
Health-National TB/Leprosy Program, National TB Reference Lab (NTRL), District
and facility teams to strengthen lab systems and build capacity of supported
laboratories to provide high quality TB-related laboratory services in
accordance with current national TB guidelines in Karamoja region.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

with district structures and leverage counterpart USG-supported project lab

officers/advisors in the region to design and implement strategies to ensure

supported sites attain minimum MoH requirements following SLMTA program (at
hubs) and establish a frame work for facility specific LQMS at none SLMTA labs.

detailed audit of project supported sites, prepare action oriented work plans
and design innovative strategies to address the identified gaps to ensure
delivery of quality lab services

facility teams to regularly report on lab activities through regular submission
of high quality HMIS reports and activity reports in line with standard
Ministry of Health, donor and project timelines

coordinate and conduct did conduct trainings and mentorship visits to District
and facility teams to address TB lab related capacity gaps and build skills for
delivery of quality lab services.

site mentorship and joint support supervision visits to labs and facilities to
ensure effective implementation of LQMS in liaison with national and District
technical teams.

and functionalize systems to support District and facility teams to accurately
quantify, forecast, orders and manage laboratory supplies and commodities to
ensure constant availability.

with other USG and/or non- USG funded project lab technical advisors in
Karamoja region to ensure adequate representation of district /facility TB lab
teams in hub coordination review meetings for smooth hub operations and effective
utilization of available TB and HIV lab related services.

closely with the clinical team to support lab monitoring of diagnosed TB and
TB/HIV patients in line with current national standards, timely results return
and related follow up interventions.

QA efforts both at the labs and point of care and ensure regular supervision of
point – of -care testers and participation in internal and external quality
control schemes in line with national guidelines.

and strengthen lab bio safety practices, good equipment management practices
including calibration, monitoring of commercial service contracts for lab
equipment, and ensure that there is uninterrupted service delivery as a result
of equipment malfunction.

sample referral services to ensure uninterrupted specimen transport network for
health care Gene Xpert, culture and drugs susceptibility testing (DST) and
other related TB-HIV tests.

project supported sample riders, their movements and adherence to personal safety
standards and lab bio safety standards including timely accountability for
project equipment and resources.

any other duty assigned by management from time to time


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Laboratory Systems
Officer job must hold a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology

Full and
active registration with the Allied Health Professionals council.

in laboratory quality management systems and bio safety

years of experience in lab planning, management, and QA/QC.

date knowledge of current national TB and TB-HIV management protocols

communication, coordination, organization, mentorship and management skills

client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct

computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

understanding of public health systems and local government policies.


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


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.

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

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

the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

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.

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:  7th February 2021


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