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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

2 Laboratory Focal Person Job at Rakai health Sciences Program - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Laboratory Focal Person

Jobs at:
Rakai health Sciences Program

Deadline of this Job:
not later than 12th May, 2017, 5:00pm

Duty Station:

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Job details:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. it is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute - Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its research and service activities at a Regional Level. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill vacant positions based at RAKAI HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM
- Kalisizo, Rakai district as indicated below:
Laboratory Focal Person (2 Positions – One year Contract) Renewable
Reporting to: Regional Lab Manager
Duty station: Kalisizo - Rakai and Lwengo
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and supervise lab services in liaison with the district lab focal persons.
  • Ensure implementation of Laboratory Quality Management Systems in all sub regional labs.
  • Offer technical support to hub labs and district facility Laboratories through mentorships and supervision. ,
  • Prepare and submit regular sub regional Laboratory progress reports to the regional Lab manager.
  • Strengthen existing lab Hub systems and monitor the accreditation program for approved district laboratory Hubs.
  • Develop district laboratory procurement plans and provide technical-support in procurement of laboratory supplies, and equipment and monitor their distribution and utilization.
  • Ensure that all automated equipment at hubs is under a service contract and regular preventative maintenance and troubleshooting is done to ensure fully operational lab and medical equipment.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technologyl Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ experience working with district laboratory health systems strengthening.
  • Training or experience in ISO 15189 implementation, Laboratory Quality Management Systems and Laboratory logistics Management.
  • Registration with Allied health professional’s council with valid annual practicing license.
  • Riding skills will be an added advantage.
  • Dynamic thinking and innovative.
  • Good communication (both oral and written) and training & mentorship skills.
The applicants should be;
  • Pleasant, social, flexible, with good interpersonal skills and a spirit of team building/work
  • Self-motivated, able to work under minimum supervision and well organized.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Committed to highest level of quality and integrity, flexible and reliable.
  • Able and willing to work and reside in the rural setting of Rakai and Lwengo.
Job application procedure
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V) with three recognizable referees not later than 12th May, 2017, 5:00pm to:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO Or
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