ARC,Laboratory Technician Jobs vacancy

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

ARC islooking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual – for the position of Laboratory Technician, to be based at the ARC-run Mahama-I Health Facility, in Mahama Refugee camp


PRIMARY PURPOSE

Key responsibilities:

Conduct laboratory exams according to Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
Verify and maintain all laboratory materials and equipment ensuring good condition
Record all laboratory results in their corresponding register, and provide timely test results sheets to different Health Center services
Monitor and provide routine maintenance to ensure hygiene of all laboratory materials and equipment
Bring sputum of multi-resistant TB cases to National Reference Laboratory as needed.
Bring to “National transfusion center” samples of incompatible rhesus for Combs Test and if necessary buy and bring Gamma Globulin substance
Ensure proper storage and maintenance of cold-chain
Bring samples for CD4 and viral load, count and RPR to Hospital Laboratory as required
Take quality control samples to District Hospital on monthly basis
Take blood samples, urines samples, stool, sputum according to lab exams prescribed and per guideline

Minimum qualifications:

At least A1 Diploma in laboratory sciences or other health-related field from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical Council)
At least 2 years’ working experience in a human laboratory in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable/displaced persons
Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data
Demonstrated knowledge of Health Information Systems, HIV protocols and Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
Excellent organizational and administrative skills
Good oral/writing skills in Kinyarwanda and English or French; and computer literacy
Experience working in protracted refugee situation in Rwanda

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor – via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st December, 2017 at 17:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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