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

Job Title:          Proficiency
Testing Scheme Manager
Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
Manager
Position Number: MUWRP-
001/18
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.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will serve as a Proficiency Testing Scheme Manager for the National
TB reference Lab supported by Makerere University Walter Reed Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • 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.
  • Holds
    quarterly performance meetings for the PT team
  • Carry
    out External Quality Assessment and supervision visits in the field as
    directed by the supervisor
  • Perform
    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
  • Maintenance
    of equipment and their respective documentation
  • Adheres
    to the HR SOP and ethical code of conduct


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical
    Laboratory technology or health related degree from a recognized
    University/Institution
  • A
    Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or health related field from a
    recognized University/Institution is an added advantage
  • May
    be licensed by the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC)
  • Two
    years’ experience working in TB culture Laboratory
  • Must
    have at least 2 years’ experience working in ISO 15189 accredited
    laboratory
  • 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 HR and Administration
Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed
Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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