7 Laboratory Technicians Job Vacancies – Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Job Title:           7 Laboratory Technicians
Organization:  Makerere University College of Health
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports t0:        Co-Principal Investigator
About US:
In 2018, Makerere University
College of Health Sciences through the School Public Health (MakSPH) with
funding from The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) conducted a study entitled,
“Formative Assessment of HIV, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive
Health Status among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Uganda”, which was
referred to as the “AGYW Study”. This study was conducted in 20 districts
of Uganda to generate data necessary to inform the design of interventions
aimed at reducing AGYW’s vulnerability to HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and
gender-based violence. MakSPH intends to conduct a repeat survey of adolescent
girls and young women’s HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based
violence status in 14 districts of Uganda. As part of this survey, we will
conduct a mid-term evaluation of the Global Fund-supported AGYW Project that is
being implemented by TASO and its sub-grantees so as to collect data on the: 1)
current status of implementation of the AGYW Project, 2) fidelity to the
implementation plans, 3) challenges experienced so far and 4) mid-course
corrections necessary to achieve the project goal in 2021.
Data collection will take place
in 14 selected districts divided into ten data collections teams (i.e. Team 1:
Buvuma, Buikwe; Team 2: Mubende, Mityana; Team 3: Kayunga, Nakasongola; Team 4:
Mayuge, Jinja; Team 5: Tororo, Busia; Team 6: Mbale, Bukwo; and Team 7: Hoima,
Key Duties and
Draw blood for HIV and syphilis testing
Run rapid HIV and syphilis tests
Participate in interpreting HIV and syphilis
Prepare samples for confirmatory HIV testing and
ensure they are safely packed for delivery to the Central Public Health

Skills and Experience:
Knowledgeable about common local languages
spoken in that region
Excellent communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills and ability to follow study specific procedures and
guidelines reliably
Ability to spend an extended period in rural
areas and away from home
Willing to reside in the region for the entire
study period
Willing to make regular trips to health
facilities in the survey districts
Ability to work under stringent deadlines and
independently with minimal supervision
Participate in field data collection as case may
Possession of a Certificate in Good Laboratory
Practices is an added advantage.
Prior experience with collection of blood
samples in a community survey is an added advantage
Excellent communication skills with patients and
ability to explain sample collection procedures to clients
Prior experience with working with adolescents
is an added advantage
Proficiency in both spoken and written English
Suitable applicants MUST possess a degree of
Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Technology.
Individuals that possess a Diploma in Medical
Laboratory Technology or a related field with more than three years’ experience
in HIV and/or Syphilis testing may also be considered for this position
Must have at least 2 years’ experience in
conducting HIV and syphilis testing at static clinics and outreach sites and
conversant with rapid HIV and syphilis testing methodologies
How to Apply:
Interested persons should send
their application and updated CVs stating two referees and their contacts to
the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Healthsubmit your application
to: dean@musph.ac.ug indicating the position applied for in the subject line of
your email.
Hard-copy applications will not
be accepted.
NB: Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted
Deadline: Friday,
November 1, 2019, 5.00 pm.
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