General Summary


Uganda Academy for Health innovations and Impact is an innovation Hub within IDI. We have received funding from UNCDF to pilot a would like to test an alternative method for delivering COVID-19 samples using medical drones in West Nile region. To this end, the academy plans to hire a laboratory technologist/technician with research experience to support this project.


Key Responsibilities


  • Overall support to the project team and sub-contractors in West Nile region
  • Liaise with district authorities and health centre in charges on this project
  • Support communication with a wider group of stakeholders in the region
  • Support sensitization of medical staff around this project
  • Communicate with other project staff including Kalangala Drones team
  • Ensuring all QAQC procedures are followed for delivery of samples by drone
  • Support sub-study on stability of samples delivered by drone
  • Support flying team to monitoring and servicing transport containers used by drone
  • To collect economic and time/motion data on all forms of sample transport
  • To complete monthly reports for Academy and funders
  • To prepare workplans for project activities
  • To liaise with laboratory staff in health facilities in region


Person Specification


  • A Diploma or degree in Medical Laboratory technology.
  • Full and active registration with the allied Health Professionals council.
  • Up to date knowledge of current national COVID-19 protocols.
  • Good communication, coordination, organization, mentorship and management skills.
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct.
  • Computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
  • Experience with research projects
  • Good understanding of public health systems and local government policies.
  • Experience of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) would also be an advantage.

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