90 Field Team Laboratory Technician Jobs – Ministry of Health (MOH)

Organization: Ministry
of Health (MOH)
Funding Source:  United States Government’s
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Project Name:
Uganda Population Based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) Survey
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The Ministry of
Health (MOH) in collaboration with ICAP at Columbia University received funding
from the United States Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to implement the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA)
survey. The goal of the survey is to characterize HIV prevalence, incidence,
viral load, CD4+ cell distribution, and HIV risk behaviors at a household level
nationally, and to assess the coverage and impact of HIV services at the
population level using a nationally representative sample of adults and
children. The survey aims to enroll approximately 13,000 households across the
entire country over a period of at least 7 months.
In order to achieve
the survey goals, survey teams being constituted will be deployed throughout
the  country to undertake various tasks
and responsibilities, taking into consideration personnel skills and
qualifications, and ability to read and write in English and at least one of
the seven (7) major languages spoken in Uganda namely; Ateso, Ngakaramajong,
Luganda, Lugbara, Luo, Runyakore-Rukiga, Runyoro-Rutoro.
Job Summary:  The Field Team Laboratory Technicians will be
responsible for all biomarker related procedures at the household/team level,
such as collecting blood, testing blood, processing and storing specimens,
documenting test results, maintaining equipment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct phlebotomy and all required biomarker tests and procedures
  • Adhere to survey Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Adheres to principles of universal precaution as well as safe
    handling and disposal of biohazardous materials as per SOP
  • Maintaining field lab equipment and consumables
  • Oversight over nurses, nurse-counselors and midwives to ensure lab
    QA/QC practices
  • Safely maintain tablet computer while in their possession, ensure
    that tablet is charged when needed
  • Conduct consent procedures using the tablet
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a trained Laboratory Technician with Diploma
    or above
  • Required: Annual Practitioner’s License
  • Ability to read and speak fluently in English and language at least
    one main local language in the geographical areas where they are posted to
    work.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Preferred: Previous household survey experience
  • Must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, be a team
    worker/player
  • Able to work on the program continuously for at least 7 months
  • Must be able to organize oneself and work independent of close
    supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to local adverse conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please take note of
the following:
  • Make sure your name is included in the application; and
  • Prepare to upload your Cover Letter and CV in pdf.
Deadline:  6th
October 2019 by 11:55 PM
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