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Laboratory Clerk/Phlebotomist

Date Posted: Aug 05, 2020

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières, (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working together with the Ministry of Health in Chiradzulu district on HIV program.

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting suitable candidate for the position of:


Position: Laboratory Clerk/Phlebotomist based in Chiradzulu


General Duties:

  • Collection of good quality patient samples and their transportation from the peripheral health facilities to the Point of Care Laboratories.
  • Assisting in preparing the laboratory (cleaning, disinfection, organization etc.) for testing and performing laboratory tests from time to time whenever required.
  • Complying with the hygiene protocols at all times for individual and collective safety, with special focus on disinfection of materials and equipment.
  • Ensuring proper waste management (correct segregation and disposal) and carrying out cleaning and washing of laboratory bench tops, floor, etc.
  • Following all lab administrative/ sample flow procedures, including sample reception, inspection, registration, results reporting and documentation and any other clerical work as may be required, keeping track of all activities.
  • Participating, under the laboratory supervisor’s supervision, in the efficient management and organization of laboratory equipment and supply. (Equipment user maintenance, stock follow-up, storage conditions, inventory, expired substances, etc.)
  • Reporting any problems arising in the laboratory, especially loss or damage of equipment/ materials.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor from time to time.


Contract details

  • 6 months contract, with 6 weeks probation period.
  • Intended start date: September 2020


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum Certificate in laboratory techniques is required
  • Skills in phlebotomy/ blood sampling of patients.
  • Experience in HIV and molecular biology is an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Chichewa, both written and oral.
  • Empathetic, team player, committed and respectful

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their written application letter (letter of motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts, photocopies of certified copies of academic documents and working certificates and minimum three referees to the following addresses:


By Email: msff.chiradzulu.recruitment@gmail.com


By Mail:           

HR Manager    

Médecins Sans Frontières – France      

P.O.Box 2736, Blantyre



NOTE:   Please clearly indicate the position title on the application. Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be returned. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process.  Any individual found to canvas will automatically be disqualified.

Deadline for Application of this position: 15th August 2020



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