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Monday, March 13, 2017

3 LABORATORY TECHNICIANS Job at Uganda Wildlife Authority - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 LABORATORY TECHNICIANS

Jobs at:
Uganda Wildlife Authority

Deadline of this Job:
27th March, 2017

Duty Station:
UWA HEADQUARTERS

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Job details:
BACKGROUND
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities. UWA was established in 1996 and is managed in accordance with the Wildlife Act Cap 200.
The Mission of UWA is: “To conserve, economically develop and sustainably manage the wildlife and protected areas of Uganda in partnership with neighboring communities and other stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Uganda and the global community.
UWA, an equal opportunity employer wishes to recruit high caliber, self-motivated and result oriented Ugandan nationals to fill the position below.
JOB Title: 3 LABORATORY TECHNICIANS (BACTERIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY SECTION(1)
MOLECULAR/PCR/FORENSIC SECTION (1) IMMUNOLOGY/SEROLOGY SECTION{1))
REPORTS: LABORATORY MANAGER
SUPERVISES: NONE
LOCATION: QUEEN ELIZABETH CONSERVATION AREA
VACANCIES: 3
SALARY SCALE: UWA 07
CONTRACT DURATION: FOUR YEARS RENEWABLE
AGE LIMIT:NOT MORE THAN 35 YEARS
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To perform highly technical practical hands-on diagnostic and analytical work in the laboratory including laboratory based investigations and ensure proper use and functionality of laboratory equipment and supplies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To conduct disease diagnostic tests and assays in microbiology, bacteriology, serology, or molecular/PCR analyses and other areas as may be assigned to him/her by management.
  • To participate in sample collection, processing and transportation to diagnostic facilities under the supervision of field veterinarians and epidemiologists.
  • To participate in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for relevant diagnostic assays and others as may arise from time to time.
  • To maintain quality management systems in the laboratory, develop standards, verify equipment functions and calibration.
  • To ensure the laboratory environment is maintained clean, safe and secure at all times as specified in the set standard operating procedures and participate in any risk assessment and risk migration management procedures that may arise.
  • To ensure laboratory waste is managed according to approved SOPs and other international procedures and standards the laboratory is a subscribed to.
  • To maintain the quality and safety of laboratory equipment, reagents and supplies.
  • Work alongside the quality assurance officer to ensure the quality management in the laboratory conforms to international standards for accreditation, as well as make necessary personal efforts to undertake relevant trainings for accreditation.
  • To develop Annual Operations Plans and monthly work plans and ensure timely and constant supply of laboratory supplies and reagents.
  • To write their routine relevant reports.
  • To perform any other duty as assigned by Management and or supervisor from time to time.
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Laboratory Sciences from a reputable government accredited Institution, with expertise in either microbiology, bacteriology, serology, molecular/PCR diagnostic procedures
  • Possession of an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Laboratory Sciences from a recognized University or Institution will be an added advantage
  • EXPERIENCE
  • Should have at least five (5) years relevant working experience in a busy laboratory.
COMPETENCES
  • Must be resilient.
  • Self-driven, an exceptional team player and highly innovative.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Concern for Quality and Standards
  • Time management
  • Ability to work in remote parts of the country under minimal supervision,
  • NB: Eligible candidates must be ready to undertake relevant technical training and accept to be bonded for a specified period of time after such training.
Job application procedure
Suitable candidates should send their application with a detailed Curriculum vitae bearing contacts of three (3) competent Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to any of the addresses below: Either: Email: hr-recruit@ugandawildlife.org  or: The Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority Plot 7 Kira' Road, Kamwokya, P.O. Box 3530 Kampala
CLOSING DATE: 27th March, 2017.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.