Zonal Reference Tuberculosis(TB) Culture Laboratory Focal Person-Ministry of Health, Community development



Source Dailynews, 5th Oct 2016

The Ministry of Health, Community development, Gender, Elderly and Children pursues candidates for the following posts

2. Job title : Zonal Reference Tuberculosis(TB) Culture Laboratory
Focal person (One post)

Duty stations: TB Zonal Reference laboratory, Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital Laboratory
Reporting to: Head of Central Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory
Purpose of the Job: To coordinate all activities related to TB culture in central zone

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks.

1. Provides technical support on TB culture related activities at regional and district levels
2. Supervises timely TB specimen referrals from the satellite laboratories within the zone to the culture zonal laboratory.
3. Supervises timely referrals of positive TB culture slopes from the culture laboratory for Drug Susceptibility
Testing (DST)
4. Monitors turnaround time for specimens sent for culture and DST and timely reporting of patients requiring clinical management.
5. Ensures quality of specimen sent for culture is maintained by organizing trainings, supportive supervisions
and mentorships of relevant health care workers.
6. Ensures implementation of Internal Quality Control for TB culture
7. Ensures implementation of External Quality Control for TB culture
8. Ensures Standard Operating procedures and Job AIDS for TB culture are In line with NTLP guidelines.
9. To Prepare and timely shares with the Central Reference Culture Laboratory (CTRL) quarterly Plans of
Action for TB culture activities, quarter!{ and annual report.
10. Ensures adequate TB culture laboratory supplies through timely quantification and forecasting
11. Any other duties assigned by the Laboratory manager/Director/Head of laboratory services

Academic and experience
1. Degree in Medical Laboratory Science plus two years post qualifying experience
2. Registered with Tanzania Health Laboratory Practitioners Council
3. Computer literacy - Microsoft office package
4. Fluent in written and spoken language (English and Swahili)

All applications enclosed with certified copies of relevant certificates and detailed curriculum vitae should be addressed to under mentioned officer within two weeks from the date of first appearance of this advertisement.
Candidates who are currently employed should channel their applications through their employers. Applicants are advised to avail contact addre5ses Including emails and telephone numbers •
All applications should be sent to
Permanent secretary
Ministry of Health, Community development,
Gender, Elderly and Children.
PO. BOX 9083
Dar -es -Salaam

ATN : Programme manager .•
National TB and Leprosy programme.


  • Please follow the application instructions

  • Application Deadline: 19 Oct 2016