5 Entry Level Laboratory Assistant NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 Job Title:    Laboratory Assistant (5 Entry
Level Jobs)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source:  Centres for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:

Reports to: Facility
Lab-In charge

Vacancy Code:


About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with 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, Research, Laboratory services
(including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global
Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, and in partnership with MoH and respective District Local
Governments, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the West
Nile region of Uganda under the project “Accelerating and Sustaining HIV
Epidemic Control and Related Diseases in West-Nile Region of Uganda under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2020-2025”. The project
supports the 12 districts of; Arua, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko,
Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani, Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.


Job Summary:  The Laboratory Assistant will carry out basic
laboratory tests for diagnosis of diseases with focus on Gene Xpert testing and
other HIV/AIDS related tests.


Key Duties and

·       Preparing laboratory reagents and stains for
routine investigations;

·       Conduct Gene Xpert tests and reporting at the
supported facility

·       Carry out basic laboratory tests and submit
reports to Laboratory Technicians/Technologists;

·       Observe safety and quality assurance
practices in laboratories;

·       Cleaning laboratory equipment regularly;

·       Requisitioning necessary supplies for
laboratory work and keeping records of stock;

·       Participating in SLIPTA activities;

·       Supporting EQA activities in relation to HIV
DTS, TB, Gene Xpert and CD4;

·       Compiling and submitting daily and periodic
laboratory reports;

·       Ensure Safe disposal of Laboratory wastes;


Qualifications, Skills and

·       The applicant must hold a Certificate in
Medical Laboratory Techniques from a recognized Training Institution.

·       Must be registered and licensed with the
Allied Health Professionals Council.

·       Concern for quality and standards of
Laboratory services;

·       Result orientation;

·       Communicating effectively; and

·       Good Time management

·       Willingness to work and live in rural areas
is required.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of
email address, 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 hr@idi.co.ug


Key Notes:

·       IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does
not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment

·       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
(Not more than 4pages) and certificates are attached as one PDF 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

·       Only shortlisted candidates will be


The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda


Deadline:  4th October 2020


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