6 NDA Jobs – Medical Devices Technicians

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Drug Quality Analyst – Medical Devices
About NDA:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Medical Devices Technician will carry test samples of medical gloves, condoms and other medical devices and public health products, hypodermic syringes and needles according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and record the raw data results on analytical worksheets and in the laboratory collection software system.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare medical device samples prior to testing and fill records and log books.
  • Write test reports following each sample testing, and complete Analysis Request Forms.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance of the condom/glove testing equipment and other equipment available.
  • Actively participate in writing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Test samples for intra-laboratory (organized by NDA) and international inter-laboratory proficiency testing trials.
  • Perform test-method optimization and/or validation of analytical test methods for different medical device products.
  • Ensure safe custody of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Work closely with other staff members within the department regarding issues related to the testing of samples.
  • Ensure that all the required equipment, chemicals and reagents, reference materials, books and other appropriate literature are appropriately handled and as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary Diploma in Pharmacy or Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.
  • Past experience in the use of computerized and automated medical device testing equipment.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the above mentioned fields
  • Hands-on experience in testing of medical devices, such as male latex condoms and medical gloves
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their handwritten application letters with a detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day time telephone numbers of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted to the Executive Secretary/Registrar,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th July 2014 by 5PM
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