Laboratory Technologist NGO Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute

Laboratory Technologist
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute
Vacancy Code: LT0X01
Reports to:  Project facility medical officer
mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health
systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through
research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which
it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University- John Hopkins University Core Lab) and

About CDC Project:
Global Health Security Partner Engagement project with funding from U.S Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carrying out surveillance for Acute
Febrile illness at different 4 surveillance sites; Mubende, Kabale, Arua and
Jinja. The overall goal is identifying the leading causes of non-malarial acute
febrile illnesses in multiple geographic regions of Uganda, the antimicrobial
susceptibility of bacterial pathogens and building a sustainable laboratory and
surveillance capacity with focus on vector- borne & zoonotic diseases.

Job Summary: The Laboratory
Technologist will be based at a project site which is a selected RRH.
He/she will take lead providing Technical Assistance to support day-to-day
project activities at the facility that focus on strengthening microbiology
services and general LQMS, disease surveillance, real-time reporting and AMR
surveillance. He will be required to sample collection, analysis, Packaging and
preparation for transportation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Perform routine
laboratory techniques for the surveillance of AFI and AMR, including but not
limited to collect, transport, storage of quality samples (blood, urine, stool,
CSF, urethral and cervical swabs), culture, identification and susceptibility
testing, isolate storage and referral in line with Good Clinical Laboratory
·       The incumbent will
support and mentor the facility staff in increasing capacity (training,
mentorship and provision of tools) for routine patient care and surveillance.
·       Strengthening
microbiology LQMS including development and use of SOPs and .Bench Aids
Internal Quality control systems, EQA Document and Record control systems,
Equipment and supplies management system, Bio safety and Bio security systems,
Customer care and identification and management of occurrences
·       Perform and ensure
effective sample collection, handling, packaging and referral procedures are in
place and implemented in line with approved procedures and guidelines.
·       Ensure that QA
procedures are in place and are implemented.
·       Assist in maintaining
day to day laboratory stock levels.
·       Ensure routine and
periodic maintenance of equipment is performed and documented.
·       Works closely with the
national reference Laboratory to fulfil monthly isolate and data submission
requirements for the surveillance of AMR.
·       Participate in EQA in
line established guidelines and maintain records.
·       Ensure implementation of
laboratory quality management systems in microbiology in line with established
standard utilizing the SLMTA and SLIPTA approach.
·       Ensure implementation of
laboratory information system following established guidelines.
·       Perform other duties as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology
·       Excellent skills in
microbiology lab work.
·       Experience in related
laboratory systems strengthening and good report writing skills
How to apply:
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send your CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
Senior Human Resource Manager
Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
·       IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not char ge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any
stage of the recruitment process
·       Internal candidates who
meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at
least one year will be given priority.
·       Make sure that your
application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
·       Indicate the Vacancy
Code as the subject line of your email
·       Please note that if you
DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not
be considered
·       Any form of canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification.
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Friday 20th January 2020 by 5:00 pm
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