Laboratory Technician at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Belgium

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Laboratory Technician at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) – Belgium

Medecins Sans Frontières is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Medecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi
Contract Period: Six (6) Months

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical laboratory activities according to MSF protocols, security and hygiene measures in order to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment.
  • According to medical prescription, preparing and performing clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures.
  • Performing laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).
  • Ensuring proper reporting and registration of the sample results in order to keep a written track of activity and give information to the relevant persons, ensuring confidentiality.
  • Taking care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Applying hygiene and safety protocols, doing daily cleaning /maintenance, sterilization, washing general glassware after procedures are done.
  • Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to MSF protocols and highest safety standards.
  • Supplying orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.
  • Keeping organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.

MSF Section / Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Participate in operational research activities in the project
  • Perform PCR and RDTs, when requested

Minimum Required Skills and Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential Laboratory Technician Degree (Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory or similar course)
  • Valid Medical Laboratory License

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience is essential
  • Previous experience in laboratory with molecular biology is essential (at least 6 months).

Languages:

  • English Language essential, Igbo Language is desirable

Application Closing Date
7th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, including Cover Letter, Resume and copy of relevant Certificates and NYSC Certificate / Exemption Letters to: Msfocb-Ebonyi-hrmanager@brussels.msf.org using the job title as the subject of the mail.
Or
Submit the Hard Copies of required documents at:
MSF Belgium Human Resources Office,
Plot D33 Liberation Estate (after the Enugu / Abakaliki Express),
Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Important Information
In the body of the mail, please indicate the following in the format as seen below:

  • Qualification(s)
  • Current location
  • Languages you speak
  • Years of relevant experience
  • NYSC status

Note

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interview; MSF Belgium takes this opportunity to thank all potential candidates for their application.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.
  • The following vacancy is open to all residents of Nigeria.

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