Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Senior laboratory Technologist



Job Title:            Senior laboratory Technologist –laboratory quality assurance
Reports to:       laboratory coordinator- laboratory quality assurance 
Job purpose:    to support the implementation of the national laboratory quality assurance plan
Key functions:
•    Supporting implementation of policies, guidelines and protocols related to laboratory quality assurance standards including a comprehensive national external quality assessment scheme, and laboratory accreditation program
•    Production, packing, distributing and evaluating all quality assessment commodities to the participating laborites
•    Collecting analyzing and disseminating external quality assessment reports to various participating laboratories 
•    Participating in identification of quality gaps in laboratory services in the country and develop measures to address these gaps
•    Assisting in the development of the unit operational plans and budgets
•    Participating in capacity building activities for laboratory quality assurance
•    Coaching and mentoring other laboratory staff in quality assurance procedures/practices
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a bachelors degree in medical laboratory technology or advanced diploma in medical laboratory  technology
•    Possession of a post graduate degree in a laboratory related discipline such as microbiology, pathology would be an added advantage
•    Must have a training in at post graduate level
•    Training in lot quality sampling methodology is durable
Experience:
•    At least 6 years relevant working experience in a regional referral or national referral or research laboratory
Competences:
•    Demonstrated ability in good laboratory practices
•    Ability to train and supervise laboratory staff in laboratory QA/QC
•    Communication and good interpersonal skills


How to Apply:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified applicants for the above post in the Ministry of Health. Applications should be made in triplicate on Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) (Revised 2008). The application forms can be downloaded from the public service Commission website.

Application Requirements:
All applications should bear the title and number of the post being applied for. Please include your telephone contact and email address on the application. Applicants should attach the following on each of the three application forms;
•    Recent pass-port size photograph
•    Detailed CV
•    Photocopies of Academic certificates and transcripts
•    Photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing certificates and where applicable
•    Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers
•    A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position
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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