10 June 2022

Job Opportunity at ECSA - HC, Laboratory Data/Information Mentor

  Nasseb Abdallah       10 June 2022
Job Opportunity at ECSA - HC, Laboratory Data/Information Mentor

East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community

Vacancy Advertisement

Post of Laboratory Data/Information Mentor

The East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC) invites applications for the Post of Laboratory Data/Information Mentor from suitably qualified nationals of the Republic of Uganda. The position is tenable at the National TB Reference Laboratory in Kampala-Uganda. The mentor will report to the Laboratory Manager.

Background of the Organization

The ECSA-HC is a regional intergovernmental organization set up in 1974 to foster cooperation that will lead to the strengthening of health care programs in the region and promote the attainment of the highest possible standards of health among member states. The Member States of the ECSA Health Community are Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Broad Purpose of the Post

ECSA-HC seeks to recruit an experienced Laboratory Data/Information Mentor to support the ECSA Health Community Global Fund (GF) Regional TB lab Strengthening Project. The Global Fund Project is a 3-year project that Is expected to run from July 2022 to June 2025 and will support National TB Reference Laboratories in 21 countries namely: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to improve TB diagnosis in the ECSA region.

ECSA-HC is coordinating and facilitating the project as a Principal Recipient while Uganda Supra National Reference Laboratory (SRL) is the Sub-recipient and implementer of the project.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

1. Design and develop database applications.
2. Perform laboratory database procedures including data entry, data
analysis, and storage as well as archiving in accordance with standard operating procedures.
3. Perform and document data quality assurance and quality control activities
4. Maintenance of equipment and its documentation.
5. Carry out database training and mentoring activities in different country NRLs as directed by the supervisor
6. Develop procedures, policies, guidelines and protocols as required.
7. Compile and submit monthly activity reports
8. Attend to and resolve any IT and database issues that arise during the course of duty.
9. Assist in maintaining regular backups of the databases and other computer files on discs and CDs according to written Procedures.
10. Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Laboratory Manager.

Laboratory Data/Information Mentor Job Vacancy at ECSA-HC

Minimum Entry Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related and proficiency in programming languages such as Java, C#, PHP/MySQL, and Python is a must.

Work Experience

1. S/he should have at least three years of working experience in programming and working with databases.
2. Experience in training or mentoring
3. Experience in donor-funded projects is preferred
4. Experience in working in a TB Laboratory environment is desirable.
5. Experience in developing guidelines or policies is an added advantage

Language: Fluency in both spoken and written English.

Age: Between 25 and 55 years of age.

Remuneration Package

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.

Contract Appointment

This is a three-year contract appointment renewable upon satisfactory performance and subject to the availability of funding.

Method of Application

Applications comprising of a cover letter expressing the candidate’s motivation for the job and current curriculum vitae with names and contact/addresses of three referees should reach the addressee below by 17th June 2022. Submission of applications by email is highly encouraged. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community
P.O.BOX 1009
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 27 2549362/5/6
Fax: +255 27 2549392
Email: vacancies@ecsahc.org and cc: s_sibandze@ecsahc.org

The ECSA Health Community is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

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