5 Laboratory Technologist USAID RHITES-N Project Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s
RHITES-N Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in
Northern Uganda – Acholi
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to:
Laboratory Manager of the Supported Health Facility
About US:
University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
With the RHITES-N
Acholi Project (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern
Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s
(GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s
post-conflict northern region. RHITES-N Acholi Project activities will build on
USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of
high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to
respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region,
leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technologist will support to
strengthen the Laboratory Management towards accreditation and Laboratory
quality management systems, programs as well as rolling out any other Ministry
of health programs that may come up from time to time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Lab Systems Strengthening Advisor to support
    the development of attainable, appropriate, good quality Lab services in
    Acholi region.
  • Work with the project laboratory team to strengthen quality
    improvement approaches geared towards accrediting laboratories under the
    SLMTA program.
  • Supporting and strengthening the National Samples and Results
    Transport Network (HUBs) operation support as stated in the Hubs
    operations guidelines.
  • Support health facilities to effectively manage laboratory supplies
    forecast, quantify, order and report for supplies from the different
  • Monitor the supplies at health facilities and recommend for buffer
    stock reallocations across the health facilities
  • Building laboratory capacity in Acholi sub region for scaling up
    HIV/AIDS / TB services to achieve the project objectives.
  • Building the capacity of laboratory hubs in Acholi region to support
    the rest of the laboratories through technical support and mentorship
  • Offer technical support and supervision of all health workers
    offering HIV/AIDS related laboratory services in supported public
    facilities in the Acholi region.
  • Work with RHITES N, Acholi Laboratory Advisor to:    
  • Develop a QA/QA system (internal quality control system and external
    quality control system and standard operating procedures and manuals) in
    line with MoH guidelines and ensuring their use in selected facilities.
  • Establishing and monitoring of 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.
  • Ensure hub operations in the Acholi sub region are operating
  • Liaise with facility laboratory focal persons to ensure accurate
    forecasting, quantification, timely order submission, and effective stock
    management for laboratory supplies and commodities.
  • Participate in routine lab testing with the supported laboratories.
  • Participate in writing quarterly and annual reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Laboratory Science or A
    Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Science
  • Additional training in the same field will be of added advantage.
  • Three years of demonstrable practical experience with managing
    Laboratory programs and laboratory commodities, mentorships
  • Knowledge and competence in Strengthening the Laboratory Management
    Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) and Laboratory Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in developing and implementing Lab systems at different
    levels in the health services.
  • Experience in providing technical Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS
    laboratories within MoH structures and systems
  • Experience in handling Quality improvement approaches and providing
    clinical training to service providers and stake holders
Please note: Only candidates
who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the URC should upload
their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link below. Also, please
complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420
Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 3rd July 2018 by 5:00 pm
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