Since the quality system in JuLaDQ is based on quality management guidelines of WHO and ISO/IEC 17025, it should have a clear structure with clear legal responsibilities and accountabilities. Therefore, it is led by a director and the lab bears clear legal autonomy and accountability.
JuLaDQ is accountable to the vice president for Research and Community Service of the University. JuLaDQ to successfully implement its strategic plan, it maintains the strong technical relationship between the independently occupying positions. The organizational chart of JuLaDQ within the university is presented in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Organization chart of JuLaDQ within Jimma University.
The organizational chart showing the arrangements, responsibilities and reporting lines in JuLaDQ is presented in Figure 2.
The distinct features within this internal structure of JuLaDQ are:
- The designed structure of the laboratory is based on its goals and objectives.
- The structure allows easy facilitation and efficient management of laboratory processes and communication for discussions.
- It allows the effective delegation and control of the management processes.
- Everyone can report to their higher authority or to the director of the laboratory directly.
Figure 2: Organizational Chart and reporting lines of JuLaDQ.