4 Fresher Laboratory Field Officer CDC Program Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Mpigi,
Sembabule, Kyotera and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Cluster Office Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The
Laboratory Field Officer will provide technical support to the laboratory staff
in the various supported health facilities in Masaka region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Building
    capacity to provide Quality HIV testing services in facilities and
  • Building
    capacity to provide laboratory tests (CD Cell Counts, Chemistry Tests,
    Hematology Tests, Viral Load and DNA PCR Tests) required for diagnosis,
    treatment and monitoring of HIV related Illnesses for adults (including
    pregnant women)
  • Building
    capacity to provide laboratory tests (TB smear microscopy using florescent
    microscopy and TB DST) required for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of
  • Adapting
    to National standards and Maturation System based on the principles the
    Lab Quality
  • Management
    System (Organization, infrastructure, equipment, sample collection
    management, process control (QA/QC), documentation, infection control and
    safety, assessment of the labs customer care, process improvement and
    information management) and link the standards to the Laboratory
    strengthening Program
  • Developing
    a QA/QA system ( internal quality control system and external quality
    control system and standard operating procedures and manuals) and ensuring
    their use in selected facilities
  • Establishing
    and monitoring of an Equipment Management and Maintenance Systems in
    target Laboratories
  • Establishing
    and monitoring a Supply Chain Management System and ensure timely ordering
    of buffer stocks for target labs
  • Perform
    any other assigned duties in line with your role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Laboratory Field Officer job opportunity should
    hold a  Bachelor’s
    Degree / Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized
    educational institution
  • One year of experience working in a laboratory
    recognized to be applying
    Good Laboratory Practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to
    interact productively and accurately with other team members
  • Self-motivated, innovative and capable of
    meeting dead lines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good presentation and report writing skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017

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