Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Laboratory Technologist Microbiology



Job Title:            laboratory Technologist –microbiology
Reports to:       senior laboratory technologist 
Job purpose:    to conduct general laboratory investigations to aid in disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control
Key functions:
•    Collecting, receiving and analyzing specimens for microbiology specimen
•    Implementing bio-safety and bio security guidelines
•    Interpreting and reporting results for microbiology specimen
•    Coaching and supervising staff and students
•    Requisitioning for laboratory materials and sundries
•    Developing and implementing standards operating procedures
•    Assist in laboratory response to disease outbreaks
•    Write periodic performance reports for submission to the supervisor
Qualifications:
•    Must have at least three years relevant working experience in laboratory practice in a regional referral or national referral or research laboratory
Competence:
•    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


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



Senior Laboratory Technologist Job Vacancy at Ministry of Health in Uganda



Job Title:            Senior Laboratory Technologist (mulago STD Laboratory)
Reports to:       programme manager ACP through the head of STD clinic 
Job purpose:   to supervise the collection, testing and analysis of specimens for STD/HIV diagnosis
Key functions:
•    Participating in planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation STD reference Laboratory services at mulago Hospital
•    Supervising the production, packages and evaluation of all laboratory reagents and supplies for the STD reference laboratory
•    Supervise the collection, testing and analysis of specimens for STD/HIV diagnostics at the STD reference laboratory
•    Managing and ensuring security and functionality of the laboratory equipment
•    Providing technical advice on matters regarding STD diagnostics in the country
•    Participating in the development of training materials and implementation training activities
•    Preparing and submitting periodic performance reports to supervisor
Qualifications:
•    Must have a bachelors degree in medical laboratory sciences OR advanced diploma in medical laboratory technology form a recognized university
•    Possession of a post graduate degree in a lab related discipline such as microbiology; pathology would be an added advantage
Experience:
•    At least 6 years relevant working experience in a regional referral or national referral laboratory
Competence:
•    Demonstrated ability at training or mentoring laboratory staff
•    Demonstrated knowledge of good laboratory practices
•    Good writing and 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



Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job at Ministry of Health in Uganda



Job Title:            Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (ACP)
Reports to:       programme manager ACP 
Job purpose:   to develop and implement the overall program M and E system focused providing timely and relevant information to MoH and other stakeholders
Key relevant:
•    Developing the monitoring and evaluation system of the program and ensuring its effective implementation
•    Guiding the process of identifying key indicators, monitoring mechanisms and reporting tools
•    Developing the overall framework and procedures for the evaluation of program activities eg annual project reviews, impact assessment, process, monitoring
•    Organizing regular sharing of M$E  findings with program staff, implementation partners and other stakeholders and lessons learnt meeting
•    Building capacity of stakeholders to undertake M$E activities including data collection, reporting and use on programme performance
•    Coordinating the design and implementation of baseline and end-line surveys
•    Establishing a robust management information system to provide data for planning, reporting and decision making
•    Supporting staff and implementation partners to effectively use the management information system in reporting progress
•    Coordinating the routine and periodic compilation and dissemination of progress reports
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a MBChB or the equivalent from a recognized university
•    Must possess a masters degree in medicine, public health or epidemiology from a recognized university
•    Must possess a post graduate qualification in monitoring and evaluation or project planning and management or the equivalent would be of added advantage
Experience:
•    Must have at least 6 years relevant working experience in implementation public health HIV and AIDS activities at national or regional level
Competences:
•    Through knowledge and understanding of the national HIV and AIDS programs
•    A team player and excellent communication and writing skills
•    Thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation techniques
•    Familiarity with statistical data analysis packages such EPinto, STATA
•    Understanding of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic direction of MoH and of PERFAR programmes

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



Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Senior Program Officer



Job Title:            Senior Program Officer - Quality Improvement (QI) (ACP)
Reports to:       programme manager ACP 
Job purpose:    to provide technical direction in the development and implementation of strategies for mainstreaming continuous quality improvement of HIV and AIDS services in the country
Key functions:
•    Developing and reviewing quality standards and guidelines for HIV and AIDS services in the country
•    Participating in planning and budgeting for the HIV and AIDS quality improvement programme
•    Guiding the rollout of quality improvement approaches to districts and facilities and monitor compliance with quality standards
•    Putting in place a system for monitoring improvement in quality of HIV and AIDS services in the country
•    Participating in capacity building activities targeting districts, facilities and other health workers at various levels
•    Working with the different technical units to take remedial action to ensure quality improvement in the districts and facilities
•    Supporting the establishment of public private partnerships and collaborative linkages for quality improvement
•    Participating in research activities in line with quality improvement
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a MBChB degree or its equivalent from a recognized university
•    Must possess a masters degree in medicine or pediatrics or surgery or public health or epidemiology from a recognized university
•    Must have a training in quality of health care improvement at post graduate level
•    Training in lot quality sampling methodology is desirable
Experience:
•    Must have at least 6 years relevant working experience in implementing HIV and AIDS programmes at national or regional level
Competences:
•    Through knowledge and understanding of the national HIV and AIDS programme
•    A team player with excellent communication and writing skills
•    Through understanding of the concept of health care quality improvement
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR programmes
•    Familiarity with commonly used computer packages e.g. Microsoft word, excel, power point and internet

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



Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator Job at Ministry of Health in Uganda



Job Title: Laboratory Quality Assurance Coordinator
Location: Kampala
Job purpose:
•    To coordinate stakeholders in development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Master Plan, the national external quality assurance scheme program and the laboratory accreditation program
Key functions:
•    Developing and implement policies, guidelines and protocols related to laboratory quality assurance and standard including comprehensive National External Quality Assessment Scheme, and laboratory program
•    Supervising the production, packaging, distribution and evaluation of all quality assessment
•    Providing technical advice to the MoH on matters regarding National External Quality Assessment Scheme
•    Maintain and update the National External Quality Assessment Scheme database at CPHL
•    Coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of External Quality Assessment reports to various participating laboratories
•    Preparing periodic performance reports for submission to relevant authorities
•    Monitoring and evaluating laboratory quality assurance activities
Qualifications:
•    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
•    Possession of a Post graduate Diploma in Health Service Management would be an added advantage
•    Must have at least nine years of relevant working experience five of which should have been at a national reference or research laboratory
Competencies:
•    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
•    Leadership, communication, writing and interpersonal skills
•    Demonstrated experience in quality laboratory practices


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



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
Qualifications:
•    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
Competencies:
•    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




Laboratory Coordinator Job Vacancy at Ministry of Health in Uganda


Job Title: Bio-Risk Management Laboratory Coordinator
Location: Kampala
Job purpose:
•    To coordinate laboratory response to public health threats and bio-risk management for the laboratory sector
Key functions:
•    Providing technical guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and review laboratory policies and strategic plans
•    Providing technical support in the developing cost effective, annual work plans and budgets to guide implementation of activities
•    Working with other regulatory bodies to develop and implement the national laboratory quality assurance system encompassing both public and private sector
•    In liaison with infrastructure division in MOH and Head of CPHL, offer technical support in the construction of the new National Health Laboratory premises
•    Technically support the writing of competitive proposal for resource mobilization and funding request
•    Review various program performance reports before submission to the relevant authorities
•    Participate in meetings of National Health Laboratories Committee as delegated
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or MBChB from recognized University
•    Must possess a Masters degree in Medical Laboratory, Microbiology, Pathology from recognized University
•    Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management would be an added advantage
•    Must have at least nine years of relevant working experience five of which should have been in leadership position at national reference

Competencies:
•    Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise laboratory staff
•    Demonstrated ability in good clinical laboratory practices
•    Good interpersonal skills, leadership skills and ability to work independently
•    Should have advocacy, communication, writing and networking skills
•    Should have update knowledge of infrastructure of modern laboratories and bio safety procedures
•    Should be a breast with modern laboratory science and practices
•    Demonstrated ability in drafting, reviewing and implementing laboratory policy at national or regional level


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


Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Planning Laboratory Technical Advisor


Job Title: Policy and Strategic Planning Laboratory Technical Advisor
Location: Kampala
Job purpose:
•    To provide technical advice in formulation of national laboratory policies, guidelines and strategic plans
Key functions:
•    Providing technical guidance in the development, implementation, monitoring and review laboratory policies and strategic plans
•    Providing technical support in the developing cost effective, annual work plans and budgets to guide implementation of activities
•    Working with other regulatory bodies to develop and implement the national laboratory quality assurance system encompassing both public and private sector
•    In liaison with infrastructure division in MOH and Head of CPHL, offer technical support in the construction of the new National Health Laboratory premises
•    Technically support the writing of competitive proposal for resource mobilization and funding request
•    Review various program performance reports before submission to the relevant authorities
•    Participate in meetings of National Health Laboratories Committee as delegated
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or MBChB from recognized University
•    Must possess a Masters degree in Medical Laboratory, Microbiology, Pathology from recognized University
•    Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management would be an added advantage
•    Must have at least nine years of relevant working experience five of which should have been in leadership position at national reference
Competencies:
•    Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise laboratory staff
•    Demonstrated ability in good clinical laboratory practices
•    Good interpersonal skills, leadership skills and ability to work independently
•    Should have advocacy, communication, writing and networking skills
•    Should have update knowledge of infrastructure of modern laboratories and bio safety procedures
•    Should be a breast with modern laboratory science and practices
•    Demonstrated ability in drafting, reviewing and implementing laboratory policy at national or regional level



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




HIV and AIDS Treatment Coordinator Job at Ministry of Health in Uganda


Job Title: HIV and AIDS Treatment Coordinator
Location: Kampala
Job purpose:
•    To provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development and implementation of HIV and AIDS care and treatment program
Key functions:
•    Overseeing the development, review and ensuring compliance to policies, plan strategies, guidelines and standards for HIV and AIDS care and treatment
•    Providing technical guidance and leadership in business and operational planning and budgeting in HIV and AIDS care and treatment activities
•    Coordinating and providing technical support to a broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and facilities that provide HIV and AIDS care and treament services
•    Promoting and enhancing public and private partnerships and collaborative linkages between the local governments, NGOs and communities
•    Coordinate capacity building and development activities targeting districts, facilities and other and other health workers at various levels
•    Monitoring and evaluation of program implementation
•    Managing staff performance and ensuring achievement of set target
•    Oversee the development of periodic reports and submission to relevant authorities
Qualifications:
•    Must possess a MBChB degree or equivalent from recognized University
•    Must possess a Masters degree in Medicine or surgery or public health from recognized University
•    Possession of a fellowship in HIV and AIDS or infectious diseases is an added advantage
•    Must have at least nine years of relevant working experience managing HIV and AIDS program at national or regional level
Competencies:
•    Well versed with current national and global for HIV and AIDS policies and practices
•    Demonstrable knowledge and skills in managing HIV and AIDS program
•    Demonstrated leadership and supervision, team work, networking, communication and writing skills
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MOH and of PEPFAR programs


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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