Zonal Laboratory Technician at Ministry of Health (Wizara ya afya) through Global Fund Grants September 2018

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Employment Opportunity

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)  through Global Fund Grants is looking for enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals to fill the following vacant positions:-
Job Title: Zonal Laboratory Technician
Location: Kibong’oto Hospital, Kilimanjaro – Hai
Reporting To: Medical Officer in charge
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Oversee the day to day activities at the zonal and supervise mentorship,
  2. Quality control and supervision of microscopy diagnostic networks within the zones
  3. To provide technical support on TB culture related activities at regional and district levels
  4. To provide technical support on the implementation of Genexpert Technology at regional and district levels
  5. To supervise timely TB specimen referrals from the satellite laboratories within the zone to the culture/LPA zonal laboratory  
  6. To supervise timely referral of positive TB culture slopes from the culture laboratory for Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST)
  7. To supervise timely referral of RR-TB specimens to LPA laboratories for 1st and 2nd line DST Testing
  8. To ensure quality of specimen sent for culture and/or LPA is maintained by the organizing trainings, supportive supervisions and mentorship of relevant health care workers  
  9. To ensure implementation of Internal and external Quality Control for TB culture/Genexpert/LPA
  10. To ensure standard Operative Procedures and Job Aid for TB culture and LPA are in line with NTLP guidelines
  11. Prepare and timely share with Central TB Reference Culture Laboratory (CTRL) quarterly plans for TB culture/LPA activities quarterly and annual report    
  12. Ensure adequate TB culture laboratory supplies through timely quantification and forecasting.  

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Experience and Qualifications:
  1. Holder of Advanced Diploma/Degree in Medical Laboratory technology
  2. At least 2 years working experience in human laboratory
  3. General knowledge in TB Diagnostic services
  4. Empathetic Personality
  5. Confidentiality,
  6. Tolerance of non-scheduled work hours,
  7. Registered and Licensed to perform general medical laboratory duties,
  8. Should have good working knowledge on Microsoft Office Programmes
  9. Fluent in Oral and written English and Swahili
  10. Being able to work as a team
Terms of Employment: 2.3 year Contract (Renewable based on Performance and availability of funds)

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Details on How to Apply:
If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please send your cover letter describing why you are the right candidate for the position, a curriculum vitae/resume detailing your experience, relevant copy of certificates and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and all interview costs will be borne by the applicants. Successfully candidates should be ready to relocate to Dodoma. To find out more about these positions kindly visit www.moh.go.tz
Note: All applications should be sent on or before 12th September, 2018 to:-  
Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, 
University of Dodoma, 
Faculty of Social Science in Community Development, 
Building No 11, P.O Box 743, 
40478 DODOMA.