3 Fresher Proficiency Testing Scheme Coordinator Job Positions – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Position Number:
About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV
research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of
understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation
for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of
MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease
threats of public health importance to Uganda. Activities include; vaccine
development and building of vaccine testing capability in Uganda, conducting of
epidemiological and basic research and provision of HIV Treatment, care and
support in Kayunga, Mukono and Buvuma Districts.
Key Duties and
Directly participate or supervise all Genexpert
proficiency testing (PT) panel, selecting appropriate PT testing items,
performing particular types of sampling.
Prepare list of PT clientele, handle and
distribute the PT materials
Prepare or participate in review of feedback and
performance reports by evaluating the performance of PT participants, operating
data processing system and statistical analysis, give opinions, interpretations
and recommendations of the performance of the Genexpert PT scheme before
submission to the PT scheme manager.
Ensure proper use and maintenance of related
Prepare or participate in review quarterly PT
work plans and reports for genotypic DST PT scheme  before submission to the PT coordinator
Ensure PT scheme schedule is strictly followed
Actively participates in quarterly performance
meetings for the PT team or any other assigned
Carry out External Quality Assessment and
supervision visits in the field as directed by the supervisor
Carry out and document quality assurance and
quality control activities to ensure stability and homogeneity
Uncertainties of the measurements of the
proficiency test items
Develop and review policies, procedures,
guidelines and protocals related to PT scheme
Follow laboratory safety policies and practices
Conduct laboratory procedures including sample
reception, processing, analysis, data entry, archiving and shipping in
accordance to approved Standard Operating Procedures
In charge of the maintenance of equipment and
their respective documentation
Adheres to the HR SOP and ethical code of
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The Proficiency Testing Scheme Coordinator must
hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory technology or health related
degree from a recognized University/Institution
The applicant must be licensed by the Allied
Health Professionals Council (AHPC)
A minimum of two years’ experience working in TB
culture Laboratory
Two years’ experience working in ISO 15189
accredited laboratory
One year of experience in conducting External
quality assurance or any program coordination related activities
Should have knowledge on ISO 17043 standard
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the
application form, download here,
attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic
qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top
of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application
Please send applications to:
The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 17th October 2016
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