Laboratory System Strengthening Advisor job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Laboratory System Strengthening Advisor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 23 November 2021

Hiring Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Details:

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with 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, Research,
Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global
Health Security and Health System Strengthening.
DI wishes to recruit a motivated and competent individual to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Laboratory System Strengthening Advisor
Vacancy Code: LSA-X001
Classification: Full Time
Reporting: Head of Training Department
Duty Station: Gulu

General Description:
This is a full-time position and the person will be based in GUIU at the RHITES North Acholi
Activity field office. The Laboratory Systems Advisor will provide laboratory logistical support, technical assistance, and onsite support advisory services to the teams providing laboratory services in the target districts, with the aim of strengthening the role of laboratory services in the provision of quality integrated health services in relation to
Malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, MNCH, Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Water and
Sanitation. He/she will also supervise the facility based Lab teams and ensure timely submission of drug requisitions from the facilities to National Medical Stores and monitor delivery of drugs to the facilities. He/ she will also serve as the link between the field teams,
RHITES-North Acholi and other relevant laboratory services stakeholders like MoH/CDC.

Main Duties:
• Will provide overall technical oversight of all laboratory services delivery in the
• RHITES-North Acholi region.
• Coordinate all the required trainings for quality integrated laboratory services within the RHITES-North Acholi supported districts and respective health facilities.
• Coordinate, support and provide mentorship and supervision in the area of laboratory services delivery in the RHITES-North Acholi region.
• Ensure quality of all laboratory training, mentorship and supervision activities conducted in the RHITES-North Acholi Activity
• Attend laboratory meetings and relevant trainings at district and national level with implementing partners to keep updated with new information as well as change in national guidelines
• Provide linkage with the IDI-ATIC platform for post-training support and continuous medical education of laboratory service providers.

Qualifications, skills and experience
• Laboratory Scientist and Laboratory Technologist with at least seven (7) years post qualification
• Experience working in a laboratory setting.
• Experience working as a technical trainer in various laboratory diagnostic service areas e.g. LQMS, Bio risk management, Lab SPARS, Malaria is mandatory. Experience working in a laboratory management position is an added advantage.
• A relevant higher qualification, e.g., Master's degree in medical Laboratory sciences, public health or related field is an added advantage.
• Extensive experience working in public health laboratory service delivery in Uganda.
• Registration with the appropriate regulatory authority in Uganda, mandatory

Application procedure

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in this position should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 23rd, November 2021. Please follow this link to apply for the position above.

Key Notes:
• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
• Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one PDF document.
• Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.
• Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 2021-11-11