Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laboratory Coordinator

Job Title: Surveillance and Outbreak Response Laboratory Coordinator
Location: Kampala
Job Purpose:
•    To coordinate laboratory surveillance, preparedness and responses of the laboratory sector to disease outbreak investigations
Key functions:
•    Strengthening and maintaining the laboratory surveillance system in coordination with epidemiological surveillance Division of the MOH
•    Coordinating the development of guidelines and standard operating procedures for disease outbreak investigations and surveillance
•    Establishing a mechanism to ensure that laboratories at various levels are prepared for outbreak investigations
•    In liaison with the sample referral system coordinator, strengthen the sample referral system for epidemic investigations
•    Participating in the development of training materials and capacity building activities
•    Developing strategic, business and operational plans and budgets for surveillance and outbreak investigations
•    Preparing periodic performance reports for submission to the relevant authorities
•    Monitoring and evaluate activities for laboratory surveillance and outbreak investigation
•    Must possess a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or advance Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from Recognized University
•    Must possess a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology or Microbiology, parasitological, Virology or Public Health from recognized University
•    Must have at least nine years of relevant working experience five of which should have been at a national reference or research laboratory
•    Demonstrated ability in Good Laboratory Practices
•    Demonstrated leadership, communication, writing and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to coach and mentor staff
•    Good analytical and quantitative skills
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR programmes

How to apply;
All applications should be Hand Delivered between 8am to 5pm Monday to
Plot 20B Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo
Tel: +256 414 347/ +256 312 266 194

Deadline: 02/09/2013


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