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Monday, 24 February 2014

Laboratory Technologist - Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda

Job Title:  Laboratory Technologist
Organisation: Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda (CAF U)
Duty Station:   Kampala,
 Country Uganda

About CAF U:
Children’s AIDS Fund - CAF Uganda (CAF U) is registered as a local organization in Uganda, dedicated to limiting  suffering of HIV-impacted children and families. We provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care, and support and prevention services through effective programming, integration, decentralization, strategic partnerships/collaboration and referral linkages. CAF U is committed to a cost-effective, innovative and sustainable model for the scale up of national HIV programs, Health Systems Strengthening and harmonization with Ministry Of Health guidelines and the Government of Uganda policy of Public Private Partnerships for Health. CAF U is supporting eight HIV treatment sites providing more than 26,000 clients with services including: Comprehensive HIV Care and treatment I services, including, HCT, ART, TB/HIV PMTCT EID as well as community outreach and complementary services for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and maternal Child Health(MCH).

The HIV treatment sites are Family Hope Centre Kampala (FHCK), Family Hope Centre Jinja (FHCJ), Kabwohe Clinical Research Centre (KCRC), Alive Medical Services, Namugongo Fund for Special Children, Nurture Africa, Buwenge Hospital and Health Center (BHHC), and Bushenyi Medical Centre (BMC).

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technologist will carry out phlebotomy duties and other routine laboratory procedures related to preparing human biological samples for microbiological, hematological, and chemical analysis; The incumbent will also conduct routine biological and chemical laboratory procedures related to preparing routine laboratory diagnostic procedures and diagnostic specimens for analysis; and related duties as required.

The job holder should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Technology, with a valid practicing license;
At least two years’ experience providing laboratory testing assistance to professional microbiologists;
Occasionally, on an as needed basis, incumbents must be able to work outside of normal hours including evenings and weekends.

Skills and Experience:
Working knowledge of Universal Blood and Body Fluid Precautions; common laboratory equipment, methods, and procedures; fundamentals
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans should send their cover letters and updated resumes (CVs) with relevant testimonials/certificates to The Human Resource & Administration Manager, Children's AIDS Fund; Soliz House, Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue, P. O. Box 7633 Kampala Uganda, email. info@childrenaidsfund.org

Deadline: 3rd March 2014 by 4pm.