USAID MAPD Laboratory Technician Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Laboratory Technician
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses
and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the disease
among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of
age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43
districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action
Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to
deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for
International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global,
Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will facilitate training of
    Laboratory staff in performing diagnostic tests for febrile illnesses
    including malaria microscopy and RDT for diagnosis of malaria at selected
    health facilities involved in the MAPD program
  • Perform quality control on blood smears
    and RDTs done at MRCs and selected health facilities involved in the MAPD
    program
  • Participate in the conduct of data quality
    assessments at MRCs and selected health facilities involved in the MAPD
    program
  • Maintain an inventory of all laboratory
    supplies and equipment delivered to selected health facilities involved in
    the MAPD program and MRCs.
  • Setting up and supervising laboratory
    QA/QC at all selected health facilities involved in the MAPD program and
    at MRCs.
  • Support MAPD program activities as and
    when requested.
Key Result Areas:
  • QA/QC reports
  • Training of staff in Lab techniques
  • Lab Inventory management
  • Setting up and supervision of Lab QA/QC
    activities
  • Replicate MRC Lab Management model to
    other sites.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Laboratory
    Technician job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory
    Technology/Laboratory Science.
  • At least two to three years’ experience in
    a similar role and setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication
    skills.
  • Team building and networking skills
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
    environment
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
OR
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
OR
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
OR
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
OR
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
OR
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
OR
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to HR@idrc-uganda.org.
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
submission:
  • Current CV (Use Word or PDF format only
    for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of application (Use Word or
    PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed)
  • The contact details of three work related
    referees
  • Copies of academic certificates (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by mail, PLEASE ENTER
    YOUR NAME & THE NAME OF THE JOB OPENING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR
    E-MAIL.
Deadline: Friday 22nd December
2017 by 5:00pm

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