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Laboratory Technicians (3 posts)

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2021

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community in integrated HIV/AIDS in Chiradzulu District and Cervical Cancer projects Blantyre districts.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Covid Treatment Centre:


Position: LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (3 Posts)




Workplace : Blantyre

Type of contract : 1 month Fixed term contract with possible extension

Start date : Immediate


Main purpose of the position

Perform clinical laboratory activities according to MSF protocols, security and hygiene measures in order to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment.


Main responsibilities

  • According to medical prescription, preparing and performing clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:
  • Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.
  • Centrifuging blood and urine samples.
  • Performing laboratory exams (serology, haematology, 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.
  • Reporting all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.
  • Performing minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and protocols. Alerting the supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device

Requirements

  • Education: Essential Laboratory Technician diploma /degree.
  • Experience: Two years minimum in a similar job; experience with MSF or other NGOs, desirable.


How to apply


Documents to provide:

• Cover letter, Updated CV, ID Copy and relevant certificates

Deadline for submission of application: 31st January, 2021

Application should be submitted to:


Coordinator  - Human Resources


Médecins sans Frontières France


P. O. Box 2736


Blantyre – Malawi



E-mail address: msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org  


With in object: 202101_LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

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. MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email: msff-lilongwe-recruitment@paris.msf.org as soon as possible.


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  • Location
    Blantyre
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    3
  • Apply Before
    01 Feb, 2021

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