Laboratory Services Specialist Job Placement – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Outreach Laboratory Services Coordinator
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 Services Specialist will offer
technical support in the development of sustainable, appropriate, good quality
lab services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • 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
    and systems
  • Past exposure and experience in analysis and
    reporting of data for programme decision-making.
  • Excellent report / proposal writing and presentation
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: 11th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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