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Laboratory Technician (NGO Job Vacancies) at International Rescue Committee

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Requisition ID: req27721

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Job Description

Organization Description
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Naguru.

Job Overview 
Under the supervision of The Medical Officer, the Laboratory technician will ensure laboratory services of all sites, are well planned for, provided with necessary resources and implemented in accordance with set policies and standards.

Roles and responsibilities
•Carry out phlebotomy.
•Keep accurate records of tests.
•Carry out laboratory tests and produce uncompromised results.
•Participate in development and implementation of laboratory standard of procedures (SOPs).
•Participate in Report writing by compiling reports on tests carried out at the clinic site.
•Receive, collect, transport, process and analyze lab experiments.
•Carry out quality control of lab reagents and equipment’s.
•Assist in drawing-up lab plans and budgets.
•Mentor the laboratory assistant, and any other trainees.
•Attend monthly Lab meetings and any other meetings that may arise.
•Monitor expenditure against budgets and ensure adherence.
•Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.
•Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation.
•Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

•Holds a diploma in Laboratory technology from a reputable institution.
•Must be registered with the Allied health professional council and have a valid practicing license.
•At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting.
•Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.

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