4 District Laboratory Services Officer CDC Project Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:    District Laboratory Services
Officer(4 Career Jobs)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

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

Duty Station:

Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator

Vacancy Code:  DLSO X006


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
District Laboratory Services Officer will provide technical support to
laboratory staff at various HFs in the supported districts.


Key Duties and

capacity of HCWs to provide Quality HIV testing services in facilities and

capacity of Laboratory staff in supported facilities to provide quality
laboratory tests required for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of HIV
related Illnesses for adults.

capacity of Laboratory staff to provide quality laboratory required for
diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of TB.

Adapt to
National standards and Maturation System based on the principles the Lab
Quality Management System (Organization, infrastructure, equipment, sample
collection management, process control (QA/QC), documentation, infection
control and safety, assessment of the labs customer care, process improvement
and information management) and link the standards to the Laboratory
strengthening Program.

a QA/QA system (internal quality control system and external quality control
system, SOPs and manuals) and ensuring their use in selected facilities.

and monitor Equipment Management and Maintenance Systems in target Laboratories

and monitor Supply Chain Management Systems and ensure timely ordering of buffer
stocks for target labs.

Hub operations, sample transportation and result transmission systems.

processes geared towards accreditation of laboratories in supported districts.

other duties as may be assigned by management


Qualifications, Skills and

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.

postgraduate diploma (especially related to management) will be an added

registration with the relevant professional body

Three years
of experience in laboratory planning, management, and QA/QC.

in design, development and implementation of lab systems at different levels in
the health services.

in analysis and reporting of data for program decision-making.

report / proposal writing and presentation skills.

in providing technical Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS laboratories
within MoH structures and systems


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 process.

candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

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.

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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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