Quality & Safety Officer Job at MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS


Job Purpose: To manage all aspects of the laboratory Quality Assurance programme as well as the health and safety function, including security, across the operations of the MRC stations.

Roles & Responsibilities:

1. Ensure that the laboratory quality management system is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with GCLP or ISO 15189 standards.

2. Manage the laboratory internal audit program

3. Coordinate laboratory accreditation and external audit activities

4. Train personnel on quality management system activities.

5. Reports on the performance of the laboratory quality management system to senior management for review and as a basis for improvement of the quality management system.

6. Develop, implement and monitor the Unit’s health and safety continuous improvement plan in line with MRC 5 years strategic approach

7. To assist the Unit in complying with health and safety legislation and or regulations with the objective of ensuring that all reasonable and proper measures are taken to protect staff and visitors

8. Indentify health and safety training needs that develop training programs which target appropriate staff.

9. To investigate, report and keep records of all work related accidents monthly to senior management

10. To control and coordinate ant H&S audits

11. To oversee security arrangements at the Unit and staff housing facilities and liaise directly with the security firm providing these services.

12. To represent the Unit on the UVRI safety committee.

Education, Skills and Experience needed:

• Degree in Science field. Qualification in health and safety or related field. Training and certification in QA/QC management.

• Post graduate training laboratory safety and QA/QC management is of an advantage.

• Substantial QA/QC and safety experience in health research organization or health related industry.

• Supervisory skills in similar organization

• Safety, QA/QC knowledge in providing quality services in research and service delivery with continuous improvement and satisfaction.

• Knowledge and skills in health safety within the HIV/AIDS clinical research organization.

Terms and conditions:

Successful applicants will serve a 2 years contract with a possibility of renewal inclusive of 6 months probation

Other terms and conditions for the post are specified in the MRC staff code. A good salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

Location: The positions will be based in Entebbe but with occassional visits to the field stations in Kampala, Masaka and Kyamulibwa.

Start date: As soon as possible

How to Apply:
Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact details of two (2) referees should either be addressed to:

The Human Resources & Administration Manager,

MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

P.O. Box 49, Entebbe

or send by email: mrc@mrcuganda.org

Deadline:  Friday, 2nd November, 2012


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