USAID STAR-E Project Vacancies – Senior Laboratory Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
Advisor, STAR E
Job ID: 13-8566
About MSH:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is a international non-profit health organization
composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over
50,countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge
and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers
and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that
improve health services for the greatest health impact.
About USAID STAR-E Project:
MSH Uganda is
currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including
STAR-E in Eastern Uganda. STAR-E a 5-year USAID-supported District-based HIV/TB
Project ending in June 2016, focuses on the prevention, care, and treatment of
HIV/TB in health facilities and communities, headquartered in Mbale, with
activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale,
Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko districts.
Job Summary:  The Senior Laboratory Specialist will support
the MSH USAID STAR-E Project in mentoring laboratory teams, carrying out on job
trainings, and supporting MoH led laboratory performance initiatives including
SLMTA and the national sample referral and result transport network within
STAR-E organizational approach.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
As part of the projects mentorship teams’ effort,
provide technical support to facilities in 12 districts.
Work in liaison with Lab teams to ensure sample
collection and analyses are conducted as per the standard operating procedures
in place.
Support the development of Good Clinical Lab
Practice tools including SOPs, Logos and charts.
The incumbent will support the management of lab and
lab related records from all testing points using appropriate HMIS tools.
Work closely with DLFPs to ensure the required
support from the district health offices are provided to supported facilities.
Support implementation of SLMTA improvement projects at SLMTA enrolled
Support Hub Coordinators and Riders in the referral
of samples from lower facilities to reference laboratories.
On an ongoing basis, work to identify performance
gaps and liaise with the Lab Advisor, and District Lab Focal Person to develop
mitigation strategies.
Support equipment management at facility level
including refresher training for users.
Organize CME for Lab, Clinical and other staffs as
appropriate to ensure effective utilization of laboratory services at supported
Organize laboratory spaces to ensure tidy, safe and efficient
work flow management.
Compile weekly/Monthly reports on activities
Perform any other duties similar in nature as may be
assigned from time to time by the Laboratory Advisor, STAR E.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in
Medical Laboratory Sciences
At least four years’ experience post qualification
is required
Past exposure and experience in running automated
and semi-automated analyzers (CD4, CBC or Chemistry) is required
Experience in the implementation of SLMTA and
operation of the hub system is an added advantage
Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 16th October, 2015

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