National Drug Authority (NDA) Jobs – Laboratory Technician (Stores)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Drug
Quality Analyst
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 Stores
Laboratory Technician will maintain inventory of all in-coming medicines,
medical device samples, chemicals and reagents, chemical reference substances,
small apparatus and other laboratory consumables and issue them for testing or
use in the laboratory as needed.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare specifications and requisition for
    chemicals & reagents, CRS, and
    laboratory consumables according to the approved budget.
  • Dispense and post amounts of items to
    inventory control cards or automated
    systems according to approved procedures.
  • Actively participate in the developing and
    review/ updating stores management documents / records for compliance with
    ISO/IEC 17025 standards and other relevant international standards, and
    WHO guidelines.
  • Actively coordinate scheduled stocktaking
    of all items in the stores and provide a report with matching costs.
  • Receive, code and maintain storage of all
    retained samples after analysis.
  • Organize and maintain the database of the
    samples / chemicals / reagents and small apparatus to correspond with the
    codes in the retention stores for traceability and to raise awareness for
    the retest of chemicals and working standards.
  • Ensure all storage areas are maintained at
    appropriate environmental conditions and ensure that all stores including
    shelves are clean and sanitary.
  • Conduct environmental monitoring of all
    storage areas and ensure continuous suitability for all samples according
    to approved procedures.
  • Monitor the consumption rate of chemicals
    and reagent, chemical reference substances and other laboratory
    consumables and determine re-order levels.
  • Inspect items and verifies them against
    freight documents and the purchase order for quality and quantity
    according to Good Laboratory Practice.
  • Report damaged or obsolete items that
    require disposal for appropriate action
  • Compile and prepare monthly stores reports
    for update
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary
    Diploma in Dispensing, Pharmaceutical Sciences or Laboratory Technology
    (Chemistry)
  • At least five (5)years’ experience in a
    stores management preferably handling Pharmaceutical products or chemicals
    and reagents
  • High level integrity
  • Attention to details
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good training in stores and inventory
    management
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    national and international standards, norms and practices as they relate
    to drug regulation and control.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient
    in MS Office computer programs (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access).
  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards
    and safety precautions applicable to the work
  • Past training and experience with
    specialized stores management package
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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