Laboratory Technologist Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:      Laboratory Technologist
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
Services Specialist
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
IDI, in
partnership with its funders and other stakeholders has received funding to
roll out a new pilot project aimed at scaling up pediatric and Adolescent HIV
care in the three districts of Kampala, Hoima and Kibaale over a two year
period. It is hoped that this will in turn help close the pediatric
Antiretroviral Therapy gap and improve HIV services for pediatric and
adolescent clients.
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technologist will offer lab-related technical support to patients at various
supported Health facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Build the capacity of staff to provide Quality HIV
testing services in selected facilities and communities
·        
The incumbent will be building capacity to provide
quality Lab tests (CD Cell Counts, Chemistry & Hematology Tests, Viral Load
and DNA PCR Tests) required for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of clients.
·        
Adapting National standards and Maturation System
based on the principles the Lab Quality Management System (Organization,
infrastructure, equipment, sample collection management process control
(QA/QC), documentation, infection control and safety, assessment of the labs
customer care, process improvement and information management) and link the
standards to the Laboratory strengthening program
·        
Responsible for developing a QA/QC system (internal
quality control system and external quality control system and standard
operating procedures and manuals) and ensuring their use in selected
facilities.
·        
Establishing and monitoring a Supply Chain
Management System and ensure timely quantification and ordering of stocks for
target labs.
·        
The incumbent will support selected Labs to send
samples and receive results from the Central Public Health laboratories.
·        
Mentor and train facility staff on how to collect
and store DBS samples for DNA PCR and viral load testing.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned from time to
time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized educational
institution.
·        
Additional training in GLP
·        
A minimum of two to three years experience working in a laboratory recognized to be applying Good laboratory
practices.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to
interact with other team members
·        
Highly self-motivated, innovative and capable of
meeting deadlines
·        
Willingness to travel to supported sites supporting
lab services.
·        
Excellent communication skills.
·        
Computer literacy skills with knowledge of Microsoft
Office Programs
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The Human
Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 16th November, 2015

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