Laboratory Technician – MJAP Uganda Jobs

July 15, 2023

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Organization: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty station: Kampala


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Explain specimen collection procedures to patients and collect samples according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Keep the laboratory environment safe and secure for the staff and other laboratory users.
  • 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.
  • Carry out routine maintenance and performance checks on equipment and report unresolved defects to the Laboratory Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Maintain adequate stocks of chemicals, reagents and consumables and keep stock records according to the standard operating procedures to avoid stock outs.
  • Review the laboratory procedures and design operational guidelines to be used in mentoring junior laboratory staff and students
  • Evaluates test results, makes recommendations and communicates critical test results
  • Participate in the implementation of laboratory quality management systems
  • Provide technical support to the MJAP-supported facilities as requested from time to time
  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
• Registration with the Allied Health Professionals Council
• 1 year’s working experience in an HIV/TB related health facility
• 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


How To Apply:

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: addressed to;

The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP),
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.

Application Deadline: not later than 17th July 2023 by 3:00pm.

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