RH Laboratory Assistant Vacancy at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

On 12/Jul/2019 / In NGO Jobs

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world's leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women's empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
International Rescue Committee
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: RH Laboratory Assistant
 
Requisition ID: req5766
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
 
Scope of Work
The Laboratory technician is a member of the health team, and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Emergency Reproductive Health activities in Maiduguri including the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations) according to the IRC and donor work plans.
He / She would perform diagnostic investigations as well as maintain the laboratory equipment in the IRC field sites.
The laboratory technician will ensure the quality of medical tests done in the IRC field sites and the IRC supported health facility.
 
Major Responsibilities
In line with the Minimal Initial Service Package (MISP),
Take samples and perform medical laboratory investigations requested by the clinical staff
Adhere to and practice use of Universal Precautions and proper waste management at all IRC supported health facilities.
Take inventory of laboratory supplies and make request for laboratory stock
Maintain the confidentiality of clients and accord them dignity
Document information and maintain daily logs and laboratory equipment record books.
Keep laboratory equipment operational and following the operating instructions
Perform quality control tests and calibrate laboratory equipment where applicable.
Update hard and soft skills by participating in trainings.
Monitor program supply inventory levels; perform monthly spot-checks on program inventory
Work with and provide timely technical support to IRC’s implementing partners; maintain respectful and constructive professional relationship with partner staff, services providers and patients.
Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation
 
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Reproductive health Doctor
Indirect Reporting: RH Manager, RH Officer
 
Qualifications
Education: Qualified laboratory technician/ laboratory scientist with a degree/diploma and a practicing license
 
Work Experience:
At least 2 years laboratory experience.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
Clear understanding of gender equality and gender issues for women and girls.
Ability to maintain beneficiary confidentiality and respect at all times is essential.
Ability to lead and train others.
Positive and professional attitude, able to organize, maintain composure and prioritize work under pressure, work overtime when necessary and be able to coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
Ability to work as a member of a team is essential.
Ability to communicate in English and write clear and concise reports in English.
Must be computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel
 
Language Skills:
Fluency in English and Hausa is a must. Knowledge of Kanuri and Shuwa will be an added advantage
 
Work Environment:
The laboratory technician will work in the Bakassi camp clinic in Maiduguri as well as coordinate the laboratories in other field sites. This is security level 3 - orange.
 
Benefits
Monthly salary, Health Insurance Coverage for Family, Pension, and Crèche Facilities available for Women with babies under 12 Months. 
 
Application Closing Date
15th July, 2019.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
 
Note
Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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