Laboratory Technician at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Kagadi, Uganda
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The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a 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, Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere UniversityJohn Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit competent candidates as indicated below;
Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Vacancy Code : LTX01
Classification: Full Time
Reports to: Regional Laboratory Services Coordinator
Duty Station: Kagadi

General Summary
The Laboratory Technician will work closely with facility teams to strengthen lab systems and build capacity of supported laboratories to provide high quality TB and HIV/AIDS services in line with national protocols.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality laboratory services.
  • Provide laboratory services to TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard guidelines.
  •  Establish equipment management and maintenance systems at supported laboratories to minimize downtime and ensure reliability of test results.
  • Support and monitor reliable supply chain management systems at supported facilities to avert stock out of critical lab commodities for TB and HIV/AIDS care.
  • Strengthen networks and coordination between supported facility labs and the national systems to ensure access to EID, Viral load, GeneXpert tests and resistance testing services.
  • Support QA/QC systems including PT and EQA for critical TB and HIV laboratory tests in line with established national systems.
  •  Support development of SOPs to guide facility teams to provide lab services in accordance with WHO SLAMTA/SLIPTA protocols using standard data management tools.
  • Support performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDI supported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Support the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and treatment cascades.
  • Support health facilities to compile and submit accurate HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV and TB diagnostic and management protocols
 Good communication, organization and management skills
 Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
 Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
 Good understanding of public health systems and local government policies.

Educational Requirements:
 Diploma in Biomedical Laboratory technology.
 Full and active registration with the Allied Health Professionals council.
 Training in laboratory quality management systems and biosafety

Applying Instructions

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should semi their Cvs. including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stiputate email address

Email your application and CV to 

Key Notes:

• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at the stage of the recruitment process

• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document

• indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute— lDl Knowledge Centre,

Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Eastern Region, Uganda


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