Proficiency Testing Scheme Manager NGO Careers – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)




Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Position Number: MUWRP-
025/016
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
Responsibilities: 
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Supervise all Genexpert proficiency testing (PT)
activities of NTRL and scheme coordinators.
·        
Review feedback and performance reports after a
PT scheme including provision of advice in evaluating performance of
participants, responding to feedback from participants and comments on
performance of participants.
·        
Provide quarterly PT work plans and reports for
both PT schemes
·        
Ensure PT scheme schedule is strictly followed
and requirements for PT schemes are available.
·        
Where applicable, organize meetings with
participants including commenting or provide feedback to comments on any
technical difficulties from previous PT rounds raise by participants or
observed through internal audits and assessment.
·        
Organizes quarterly performance meetings for the
PT team
·        
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.
·        
Develop and review policies, procedures,
guidelines and protocals related to PT scheme
·        
Follow laboratory safety policies and practices
·        
Perform 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
conduct
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The Proficiency Testing Scheme Manager must hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory technology or health related
degree from a recognized University/Institution
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in Biomedical
Sciences or health related field from a recognized University/Institution is an
added advantage
·        
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
·        
At least three years’ experience in managing
proficiency testing schemes or related programmes
·        
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
letter.
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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