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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Laboratory Technician Job at Uganda Wildlife Authority ( UWA ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Laboratory Technician

Jobs at:

Uganda Wildlife Authority ( UWA )

Deadline of this Job:
23rd April 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Summary
Date Posted: 8th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH
JOB DETAILS:
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 a high caliber, selfmotivated and result oriented Ugandan national to fill the position below.
JOB TITLE : Laboratory Technician
REPORTS TO : CHIEF WARDEN
DEPARTMENT : CONSERVATION
DUTY STATION : UWA HEADQUARTERS/FIELD
SUPERVISES : NONE
VACANCIES : 01
SALARY SCALE : UWA 07
CONTRACT DURATION : FOUR (4) YEARS RENEWABLE
AGE LIMIT : NOT MORE THAN 35 YEARS
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To perform high technical practical hands – on diagnostic and analytical work in the laboratory based investigations and ensure proper use and functionality of laboratory equipment and supplies..

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• 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.
• Participate in sample collection, processing and transportation to diagnostic facilities under the supervision of field veterinarians and epidemiologists.
• Participate in developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for relevant diagnostic assays and others as they may arise from time to time.
• Maintain quality management systems in the laboratory, develop standard, verify equipment functions and calibration.
• 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 mitigation/ management procedures that may arise.
• Ensure laboratory waste is managed according to approved SOPs and other international procedures and standards the laboratory is a subscribed to.
• Maintain 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.
• Develop annual operations plans and monthly work plans and ensures timely and constant supply of laboratory supplies and reagents.
• Prepare periodic plans, budgets and reports.
• Perform any other official duties as assigned by Management and or Supervisor from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Should possess a diploma in laboratory sciences from a reputable government accredited institution, with expertise in 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 two(2) years relevant working experience in a busy laboratory.

COMPETENCES:
• Planning, organising and coordinating
• Customer care skills
• Communication skills
• Ethics and integrity
• Concern for quality and standards
• Accountability
• Time management
• Must be Self – driven an exceptional team player and highly innovative.
• Excellent analytical skills
• Ability to work in remote parts of the country under minimal supervision.

Job application procedure
Suitable candidates should send their application Form with a detailed Curriculam Vitae bearing contacts of three (3) competent Referees, a daytime telephone contact, copies of Academic Documents and relevant Appointment letters to any of the the addresses below:
Either: Email: hr-recruit@ugandawildlife.org or:
The Executive Director
Uganda Widlife Authority
Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya
P.O. Box 3530 Kampala
CLOSING DATE: 23rd/4/2019
The Job Application Form can be accessed from the UWA website. http://www.ugandawildlife.org
NOTE:
• Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A’ level and O’ level certificates.
• Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
• Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that any form of lobbing will lead to automatic disqualification.
• All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of the individual.

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