14 Aug 2023

Laboratory Technician at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Job Description


Title:      Laboratory Technician

Direct Reports: Laboratory Supervisor

Location: Nduta Camp Kibondo.




Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.


Required Criteria:


Minimum Educational Qualification:

·         Diploma or Bachelor Degree of Medical Laboratory Science

·         Must be registered by Health Laboratory Practitioners council and have an active practicing license


Essential 1 years of previous experience in related jobs


·         Essential mission language: English and Swahili (Kirundi and/or French will be a plus.)


Objectives 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, prepare and perform clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and follow-ing MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:

•Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.

•Centrifuge blood and urine samples.

•Perform laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).

•Ensure 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.

•Take care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:

•Apply hygiene and safety protocols, doing daily cleaning /maintenance, sterilization, washing general glass-ware after procedures are done.

•Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to MSF protocols and highest safety standards.

•Supply orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.

•Keep organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.

•Report all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.


Professional and Competencies:

•        Computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

•       Results

•       Teamwork

•       Flexibility

•       Commitment

•       Stress management

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Method of Application

All interested candidates shall submit their motivation letter, CV and copy of relevant professional certificates not later than Friday , 18th August 2023 at 4:00 pm. Please quote the job title on the email subject “LABORATORY TECHNICIAN”.  

Please send your application to the email address [email protected]. The applications can also be sent to P.O.Box  83, Kibondo or  submitted at MSF offices situated at Warioba RD, Mikocheni B, Plot 100, Daima Street House no 16 or To MSF Project Admin in Nduta Refugees Camp, Kibondo District.

  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • People living with disability and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
  The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your data will be treated confidentially. Only people part of the recruitment process have access to your data. MSF does not sell your data under any circumstances.

If you have any questions or requests, you can contact [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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