Infectious Diseases Institute Laboratory Technician Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Laboratory Technician Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Vacancy Code: LTX01

Classification: Full Time

Reports to: Regional Laboratory Services Coordinator

Duty Station: Kagadi

General Summary

The Laboratory Technician will work closely with facility teams to strengthen lab
systems and build capacity of supported laboratories to provide high quality TB and
HIV/AIDS services in line with national protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver
    high quality laboratory services.
  • Provide laboratory services to TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported
    health facilities in line with standard guidelines.
  • Establish equipment management and maintenance systems at supported
    laboratories to minimize downtime and ensure reliability of test results.
  • Support and monitor reliable supply chain management systems at supported
    facilities to avert stock out of critical lab commodities for TB and HIV/AIDS care.
  • Strengthen networks and coordination between supported facility labs and the
    national systems to ensure access to EID, Viral load, GeneXpert tests and resistance
    testing services.
  • Support QA/QC systems including PT and EQA for critical TB and HIV laboratory
    tests in line with established national systems.
  • Support development of SOPs to guide facility teams to provide lab services in
    accordance with WHO SLAMTA/SLIPTA protocols using standard data
    management tools.
  • Support performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDIsupported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Support the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous
    quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and treatment
  • Support health facilities to compile and submit accurate HMIS and programmatic
    reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Any other duties as may
    reasonably be assigned from time to time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV and TB diagnostic and management
  • Good communication, organization and management skills
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and
    power point.
  • Good understanding of public health systems and local government policies.

    Educational Requirements:

  • Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory technology.
  • Full and active registration with the Allied Health Professionals council.
  • Training in laboratory quality management systems and biosafety

    How to apply;

    Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above
    position, please send your CVs, which should include details of email address (if any),
    present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three
    (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 22nd
    November 2019.

    (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the

    Key Notes:

    1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
    other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
    2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for
    a period of at least one year will be given priority.
    3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one
    4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
    5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    The Senior Human Resource Manager
    Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main

    College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
    P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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