Lab Specialist USAID Project Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Lab Specialist
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Senior HSS Advisor
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
Job Summary: The
Lab Specialist will ensure that quality laboratory services are provided in the
region. SI he will work with colleagues from the MOH at the regional, district
and facility levels to ensure that laboratory procedures and tests are
conducted to the highest quality. S/he will be the lead and coordinator for all
laboratory work and will ensure that laboratory services are aligned with the
priorities of the Ministry of Health, USAID, PEPFAR, and program beneficiaries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for designing and
    implementing lab strengthening interventions; Participate in national
    technical working groups;
  • Make sure that quality control and other
    quality assurance procedures are implemented and adhered to in the
  • Offer technical assistance and training
    to RHITES-N, Lango outreach teams in laboratory sample handling;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N
    Project Lab Specialist job placement should hold a Diploma in Medical
    Laboratory Techniques or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Proof of registration with the Allied
    Health Professionals Council
  • At least two years’ experience working
    as a Laboratory Assistant
  • Fluency in English, written and oral
    communications skills
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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