Fresher Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer Job Placement – Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Job Title:          Laboratory Quality Assurance
Officer
Organisation: Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
About US:
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is one of the constituent
research institutions under the Uganda National Health Research Organization
(UNHRO). UVRI has a broad mission to carry out scientific investigations on
communicable diseases of public health importance and to advise government on
strategies for their control and prevention.
Job Summary: The Laboratory
Quality Officer will work under the Head of Department, together with other
laboratory Managers to ensure the Department’s vision, mission, values,
strategic plan, work plans, work products and services are in line with the
Institute’s and partners strategies, goals and objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Defines, implements and monitors standards
    of performance in quality control and quality improvement by ensuring that
    laboratory testing systems provide quality laboratory services for
    preanalytical, analytical and post analytical phases of testing.
  • Maintains and ensures that the high
    quality specimens are received and maintained to the same level of quality
    through their entire life span with in the laboratory.
  • Ensures existence of a safe and secure
    work environment to both technical and support staff and the immediate
    surrounding by ensuring availability and use of appropriate personal
    protective equipment, timely servicing of equipment, and safe disposal of
    laboratory waste.
  • Accurately collates and maintains files
    and records for the UVRI Zoonotics laboratories.
  • Files are to include personnel files,
    quality assurance data, accreditation information, meeting summaries and
    minutes.
  • The incumbent is responsible for
    coordinating activities required to achieve and maintain accreditation.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of
    Sciences, MSC, and a certificate in accreditation will be an added
    advantage.
  • Outstanding communication and
    interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning and
    leadership skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • An understanding and appreciation of other
    people’s work disciplines,
  • Knowledge of methodologies of quality
    assurance and standards
  • Proven experience as quality Manager or
    relevant role
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with the following: an updated C.V., detailed, with names and
contacts (e-mail and phone) of two work-related referees with copies of
academic certificates, and transcripts. The interested candidates should submit
their applications in a sealed envelope to:
The Director,
Uganda Virus Research Institute,
P.O. Box 49, Entebbe. Uganda
Email to: directoruvri@uvri.or.ug
OR Hand-deliver to his office at Plot 51-59, Nakiwogo Road, Entebbe.
Deadline: 28th February 2018 by 5:00PM
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