NTIHC Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Laboratory Technician

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Job Title: Laboratory Technician – NTIHC Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:   Program Manager



Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC) Profile:

Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre (NTIHC) is the pioneer program in providing youth friendly Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) services in Uganda. Established in 1994, NTIHC is a pioneer adolescent health program in Uganda positioned to provide Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) services, youth activities and information, primarily targeting young people of 10 -24 years old.



Job Summary:

The Laboratory Technician will collect samples and perform tests on body fluids and tissue to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.



Roles and Responsibilities:

Laboratory investigations

  • Support laboratory based scientific investigations by undertaking a range of routine technical tasks and experiences.
  • Perform routine and non-routine tests and analyse investigative experiments in laboratory to support specific investigation using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
  • Recording, analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Setting up testing, adjusting, calibrating and maintenance of Laboratory Equipment
  • Collecting and preparing samples, solutions, cultures and specimens and ensuring safe disposals of waste
  • Calculate test results, and log and report results as appropriate
  • Process specimens, diagnose conditions and release quality and timely laboratory results


  • Do advance planning of laboratory requirements including, HCT – HIV tests, RPR – Syphilis tests, MP – BS tests and Typhoid testing
  • Planning and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
  • Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials
  • Plan, budget and maintain adequate stock of laboratory reagents and equipments.


  • Make requisitions in time for laboratory reagents
  • Ensure proper storage of all laboratory reagents, cleanliness of the stores and the general laboratory environment.
  • Liaise with the In Charge Service Delivery in order to manage and monitor laboratory requirements and ensure quality assurance

Capacity Building

  • Participate in mentoring and educating of volunteers and interns in the provision of young people friendly services
  • Keep informed of new laboratory techniques

Records maintenance

  • Design and utilize monitoring tools for laboratory requirements.
  • Maintenance of accurate records and reporting data
  • Recording and analyzing data
  • Demonstrating procedures
  • Collecting, preparing and testing samples

Quality Assurance

  • Manage and maintain laboratory equipments and reagents in accordance with laboratory standards
  • Provide technical advice on ways to improving current laboratory services
  • Refer clients for specimens to relevant partner agencies as necessary
  • Perform quality control and calibrate equipment as appropriate
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area
  • Practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Maintaining and calibrating cleaning and testing sterility of the equipment
  • Enforcing strict health and safety regulations
  • Staying up to date with relevant scientific developments that can improve the efficiency of lab operations


  • Provide periodical laboratory reports as appropriate
  • Recording, analysing and writing reports, reviews and summaries on the findings of experiments and trials

Other Duties

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned



Minimum Qualifications:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Laboratory Technology or any related field
  • Valid laboratory technician license
  • Experience in operating electrical and non-electrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids infectious bacteria, bio hazards etc).
  • In-depth knowledge of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) systems , preventive measures and laboratory best practices
  • Working knowledge of Ms Office especially excel and data base system
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure



How To Apply for NTIHC Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested individuals should apply to The Executive Director, Naguru Teenage Information and Health Centre. Applications should be emailed to  [email protected]  prior to the closing date. Please note that hard copy submissions will NOT be accepted.

Deadline: 29 th  November 2021




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