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    July 27, 2020

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.
MJAP is implementing a sub-award grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
MJAP is seeking competent, passionate and dynamic individual to fill the position below in a very busy health facility in Kampala.

Role Title: Laboratory Technician
Role definition: Support the delivery of quality laboratory diagnostic and monitoring tests at the MJAP Mulago ISS Clinic and supported partner clinics
Reports to: Laboratory Coordinator
Duties and responsibilities
1. Explain specimen collection procedures to patients and collect samples according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
2. Keep the laboratory environment safe and secure for the staff and other laboratory users.
3. Process and test laboratory specimens, interpret results and ensure quality of laboratory results according to SOPs using a range of automated equipment and manual techniques, in a timely manner.
4. Carry out routine maintenance and performance checks on equipment and report unresolved defects to the Laboratory Coordinator in a timely manner
5. Maintain adequate stocks of chemicals, reagents and consumables and keep stock records according to the standard operating procedures to avoid stock outs.
6. Review the laboratory procedures and design operational guidelines to be used in mentoring junior laboratory staff and students
7. Evaluates test results, makes recommendations and communicates critical test results
8. Participate in the implementation of laboratory quality management systems
9. Prepare monthly test statistics and submit to the Laboratory Coordinator by the 4th of the following month
10. Provide technical support to the MJAP-supported facilities as requested from time to time
11. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor(s) from time to time. This may include working at other facilities supported by MJAP.

Qualifications & job specifications:
• Diploma in Medical laboratory technology/
• Certificate from the Allied Health Professionals’ Council
• Current annual practicing license
Key personal competences
• Knowledge in laboratory quality improvement.
• Good interpretive skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Very good documentation and reporting skills
• Attention to detail
Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: hr@mjap.or.ug addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 27th July 2020 by 3:00pm.
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.
We do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline.

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