8 Laboratory Technologist Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory Services Specialist
About US:
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.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Laboratory Technologist will provide
technical support to lab staff at various government facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
The jobholder will work in liaison with the District and IDI Laboratory
Outreach services, to assist in:
  • Building capacity to provide Quality HIV
    testing services in facilities and communities
  • Building capacity to provide laboratory tests
    (CD Cell Counts, Chemistry Tests, Hematology Tests, Viral Load and DNA PCR
    Tests) required for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of HIV related Illnesses
    for adults (including pregnant women)
  • Building the capacity to provide laboratory
    tests (TB smear microscopy using florescent microscopy and
  • TB DST) required for diagnosis, treatment and
    monitoring of TB
  • Adapting to 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
  • The incumbent will also be developing a QA/QA
    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 of an Equipment
    Management and Maintenance Systems in target Laboratories
  • Establishing and monitoring a Supply Chain
    Management System and ensure timely ordering of buffer stocks for target
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    by management by the Laboratory Services Specialist.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Laboratory Technologist vacancy should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized educational
  • One year of related experience working in a
    laboratory recognized to be applying Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to
    interact productively and accurately with other team members
  • Self-motivated, innovative and capable of meeting
    dead lines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. good knowledge
    of Microsoft Office Programs
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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