4 Global Fund Project Lab Technologist Job Opportunities – East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)

Organization: East, Central
and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC)
Project Funding Source:
Global Fund
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Laboratory
Technical Supervisor
About US:
The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) is a
regional intergovernmental organization set up in 1974 to foster cooperation
that will lead to the strengthening of health care programmes in the region and
promote the attainment of the highest possible standards of health among member
states. The Member States of the ECSA Health Community are Kenya, Lesotho,
Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
About Project:
The Global Fund Project is a 4-year project that commenced in November
2015 to support National TB Reference Laboratories in 18 countries namely:
Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique,
Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda,
Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve TB diagnosis in the ECSA Region.  ECSA-HC is coordinating and facilitating the
project as a Principal Recipient while Uganda Supra National Reference
Laboratory (SRL) is the Sub-recipient and implementer of the project.
Job Summary: The Lab
Technologist will support the ECSA Health Community Global Fund Project (GF).
Key Duties and
Perform and be compliant to safety practices as
documented in National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL) safety manual
Carry out laboratory procedures including sample
shipping, reception, processing, analysis, storage as well as data entry and
archiving in accordance with standard operating procedures
Perform and document quality assurance and
quality control activities at NTRL
Prepare proficiency testing panels for the TB
laboratory network
The jobholder will plan, monitor, evaluate,
report and document external quality assurance activities performed by NTRL
Adhere to the Human resource code of conduct and
Perform any other activity or relevant
assignment as assigned by the Laboratory supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should at least hold a
Bachelor’s Degree in health related Laboratory Sciences from a recognized
University. A master’s degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
One year experience working in a facility
conducting TB diagnosis and monitoring
Previous experience in donor funded projects is
Working knowledge of ISO 15189 standards.
Language: Fluency in both spoken and
written English.
Age: Between 23 and 55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications comprising of a cover letter expressing the candidate’s motivation
for the job and current curriculum vitae with names and contact/addresses of
three referees should reach the address below;
Director General,
East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community,
P.O. Box 1009, Arusha, Tanzania
Email to:
vacancies@ecsa.or.tz and copy doid@ecsa.or.tz
Deadline: 31st
August, 2016
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