at EarthEnable Uganda
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 10, 2019
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Who We AreAt Earth Enable, we believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fivesare the best way to start the day, and that the best ideas can come from any part of the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean, dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and dignity in the place where our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building a better future for rural families.

What We Do Earth Enable is transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty,unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g. reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is un affordable for many who need it.

Earth Enable addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality,earthen floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embodied energy.Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite). Earth Enable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and polished. In our first 3 years of operations,Earth Enable has installed over 400,000 square feet of flooring and employed over 100Rwandese staff (and generated jobs and income for an additional 100 masons).

Job Summary

Microscopy staff member with supervisory;

This role will also require supervising the day-to-day work, four other staff members who will collect biological samples and collect and process observational data.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Duration: 9 month

EarthEnable has ONE (1) position open for a staff member to analyze dust samples for jiggers, process hand rinse samples and prepare dust and stool samples for overseas shipment. The position requires microscopy for analysis of jiggers, vacuum filtration of hand rinse and dust samples from floors, and minimal processing of dust and soil samples (no DNA extraction).

A sterile technique is required.

This role will also require supervising the day-to-day work, four other staff member who will collect biological samples and collect and process observational data.


-           Prior experience with microscopy, biological sample processing, and sterile technique

-           Master’s graduate

-           Extreme attention to detail

-           Excellent communication skills with local and international staff

-           Proficient in Lesoga or Luganda and fluent in English

-           Commitment to work for the entire 8 months


-     Experience with identification of jiggers in a lab or clinical setting

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