ACLAIM Africa Field Team Laboratory Technicians Jobs in Uganda

ACLAIM Africa Counsellors Jobs in Uganda


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.

The Ministry of Health seeks to recruit Counsellors. These will be be required to provide quality HIV testing and counselling services.

He/she will be responsible for all home based counselling activities in the household such as pre-test counselling, return of results of rapid tests performed in the household such as HIV, post-test counselling and HIV risk assessments.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct phlebotomy and all required biomarker tests and procedures
  • Adhere to survey Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Adheres to principles of universal precaution as well as safe
    handling and disposal of biohazardous materials as per SOP
  • Maintaining field lab equipment and consumables
  • Oversight over nurses, nurse-counselors and midwives to ensure lab QA/QC practices
  • Safely maintain tablet computer while in their possession, ensure that tablet is charged when needed
  • Conduct consent procedures using the tablet
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

  • Must be a trained Laboratory Technician with Diploma or above
  • Required: Annual Practitioner’s License
  • Ability to read and speak fluently in English and language at least one main local language in the geographical areas where they are posted to work.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Preferred: Previous household survey experience

    Others/extra Details
  • Must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, be a team worker/player
  • Able to work on the program continuously for at least 7 months
  • Must be able to organize oneself and work independent of close supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to local adverse conditions.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th October 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; ACLAIM Africa Field Team Laboratory Technicians Jobs in Uganda

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