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.
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.”
technical support in the development of sustainable, appropriate, good quality
- The incumbent will be tasked with building
laboratory capacity in West Nile for scaling up HIV/AIDS / TB services in
order to achieve the project objectives.
- Building the capacity of laboratory hubs in
West Nile to support the rest of the laboratories through technical
support and mentorship
- Provide timely technical support and
supervision of all health workers offering HIV/AIDS related laboratory
services in supported public facilities in the West Nile region.
- Work closely with the District, and the IDI Laboratory services coordinator,
to assist in:
- Developing a QA/QA system ( internal quality control system and external
quality control system and standard operating procedures and manuals) in
line with MoH guidelines and ensuring their use in selected
- Establishing and monitoring of 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 the Outreach Laboratory Services Coordinator.
- The applicant should hold a bachelor’s degree
in medical lab technology.
- Possession of a post graduate diploma
(especially related to management) will be an added advantage.
- A minimum of three years’ experience in
laboratory planning, management, and QA/QC.
- Prior experience in design, development and
implementation of lab systems at different levels in the health services.
- Previous experience in providing technical
Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS laboratories within MoH structures
- Past exposure and experience in analysis and
reporting of data for programme decision-making.
- Excellent report / proposal writing and presentation
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,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda