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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Lab Specialist Job at John Snow, Inc.(JSI), - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Lab Specialist

Jobs at:
John Snow Inc. (JSI)

Deadline of this Job:
May 4, 2018.

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for the Facility Based Integrated Clinical Services Officer. Lab Specialist, Malaria Officer. Nutrition Officer Supply Chain Specialist and TB Officer Positions for the Regional Health integration to Enhance Services- North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the USAID. RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda's Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects.

RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key Population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes.

JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact; evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district and community levels, Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to -child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI wilt focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.

RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract The JS1 team Includes Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

Position Description
Lab Specialist
Job Summary
The Lab Specialist is a full-time position and will be based in Lira Uganda. S/he will ensure that quality laboratory services are provided in the region. S/he will work with colleagues from the MOH at the regional, district and facility levels to ensure that laboratory procedures and tests are conducted to the highest quality. S/he will be the lead and coordinator for all laboratory work and will ensure that laboratory services are aligned with the priorities of the ministry of health USAID PEPFAR and program beneficiaries s/he will report to the senior HSS Advisor

  • Responsible for designing and implementing lab strengthening interventions; Participate in national technical working groups;
  • Ensure that quality control and other quality assurance procedures are implemented and adhered to in the laboratory;
  • Provide technical assistance and training to RHITES-N, Lango outreach teams in laboratory sample handling;

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Techniques or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Proof of registration with the Allied health Professionals Council
  • Minimum of two years sewing as a Laboratory
  • Fluency in English written and oral communications skills

Job application procedure
Detailed Job Descriptions can be received upon request Interested Candidates should send a cover letter and CV to  by May 4, 2018.