The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products.  NDA's mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.

In order to effectively fulfill its mandate, NDA seeks to engage on a temporary basis the services of four Medical Device Technicians as below in the Directorate of Laboratory Services for a period of three (3) months.



Vacancies:     Four (4)

Location:    National Quality Control Laboratory, Mulago

Directorate:    Laboratory Services

Reports to:     Manager Medical Devices

Job purpose:

To ensure timely quality control testing of medical device samples and reporting of results in accordance with approved test procedures, standards and specifications, and in conformance with Good Analytical and Laboratory practices

Main Responsibilities:

  • Receive and verify medical device samples prior to testing

  • Prepare medical device samples prior to testing and fill records and log books.

  • Test samples of condoms, medical gloves and other medical devices according to SOPS and record the raw data results on analytical worksheets and in the laboratory collection software system.

  • Perform data analysis and prepare test reports.

  • Prepare and present weekly activity reports and present them to the supervisor.

  • Perform preventive maintenance of the condom/glove testing equipment and other equipment available.

  • Review manufacturers batch testing documentation and make written document review reports.

  • Participate in writing of SOPs and other QMS activities of the department with reference to ISO 17025.

  • Test samples for intra-laboratory and international inter-laboratory proficiency testing trails.

  • Carry out test-method optimization and or/validation of analytical inter-laboratory proficiency testing trials.

  • Carry out test-method optimized and/or validation of analytical test methods for different medical device products (where needed).

  • Liaise with other staff members within the department regarding issues related to the testing of samples.

  • Respond to queries and advise on the appropriate response to particular situations

  • Ensure that all the required or necessary equipment, chemicals and reagents, reference materials, books and other appropriate literature are appropriately used and as per SOPs.

  • Participate in ISO 13485 conformity assessment audits of medical devices manufacturers as and when called upon.

  • Perform any other similar duties assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.


Education and qualifications required:


EITHER:     An Ordinary Diploma in Science Laboratory Technology (Chemistry or Physics)

OR:         A Bachelor's degree from a reputable University is an added advantage.  Experience in testing of medical devices e.g Male latex condoms, medical surgical gloves, examination gloves is an advantage.

Key Competencies

  • Good analytical and reporting skills

  • High integrity

  • Pays attention to details

  • Must be able to work as a team

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

  • Good communication skills and fluent in English language.


All applications should be addressed to Head, Human Resource and Administration, National Drug Authority, Plot 19, Lumumba Avenue. P. O. Box 23096, Kampala. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 23 April 2018.