Laboratory Systems Strengthening Advisor Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 Laboratory Systems
Strengthening Advisor
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to: Head of
Training Department (IDI)
 Vacancy Code: LSSAXO1  
About Us:
The 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.
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Systems Strengthening Advisor will provide laboratory logistical support,
technical assistance, and onsite support advisory services to the teams
providing laboratory services in the target districts, with the aim of
strengthening the role of laboratory services in the provision of quality
integrated health services in relation to Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition,
MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation. He/she will
also supervise the facility based Lab teams and ensure timely submission of
drug requisitions from the facilities to National Medical Stores and monitor
delivery of drugs to the facilities. He/ she will also serve as the link
between the field teams, RHITES-North Acholi and other relevant laboratory
services stakeholders like MoH/CDC.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a relevant higher qualification, e.g. Master’s degree
    in medical Laboratory sciences, public health or related field is an added
  • Extensive
    experience working in public health laboratory service delivery in Uganda.
  • Registration
    with the appropriate regulatory authority in Uganda, mandatory
  • The
    applicant must be a laboratory Scientist and Laboratory Technologist with
    at least seven (7) years post- qualification experience working in a
    laboratory setting.
  • Previous
    experience working as a technical trainer in various laboratory diagnostic
    service areas e.g. LQMS, Biorisk management, Lab SPARS, Malaria is
    mandatory. Experience working in a laboratory management position is an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which should include
details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus telephone
contact to the following address. Please make sure that your application letter
, CV and certificates are attached as one document and indicate the Vacancy
code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human Resource
Infectious Diseases Institute —
IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala,
Email to:
Deadline:  5th February 2018
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