International NGO Job Careers – Laboratory Technician at Marie Stopes

Organization: Marie Stopes
Duty Station: Uganda
About MSI:
Marie Stopes International exists to bring quality family planning and
reproductive healthcare to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
We’ve been delivering family planning, safe abortion, and maternal health
services for over 35 years. Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help
each year, whether in limiting the size of their families, or avoiding
dangerous complications in pregnancy or unsafe abortion.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory
Technician will be responsible for maintaining the high clinical standards
expected by MSI and actively work to promote the clinic and contribute to
improved financial performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Client Care:
  • Provide comprehensive laboratory services
    to centre clients.
  • Taking necessary steps to ensure that all
    centre clients are treated with sensitivity, respect, and
  • Promptly refer clients to the Centre
    Manager if complaints are raised
2. Supplies Management:
  • Works closely with the Centre Manager,
    ensures that adequate, but not excessive stocks are maintained.
  • Ensure that Lab stock cards are up-dated
  • Ensures that appropriate spare equipment
    (e.g. bulbs for microscope, slides, test tubes) is maintained at the
    centre to avoid inconveniencing clients.
  • Ensure that the Centre Manager is alerted
    in a timely manner of expiring reagents to allow for timely notice to
    Support Office and transfer to another centre for usage.
3. Technical Excellence:
  • Based on laboratory request form and
    recorded client notes, be able to conduct and report on the tests such as:
    Blood slide for malaria, film commentary, Urinalysis, Microscopy (stool,
    urine, HVS swabs), occult blood (stool), white cell count, blood grouping,
    clotting time, ESR, widal tests, VDRL/RPR, HB, Gram Stain, Brucella test,
    HCG test, Sickling Test, blood sugar, semen analysis, sputum AAFB, HIV
    rapid tests AND any other relevant tests.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of
    laboratory services are provided to clients as per AMREF, MOH and MSI
  • Take responsibility and ensure that their
    laboratory comply with Infection Prevention Guidelines i.e.
    • Correct and orderly storage
      of reagents and supplies
    • Correct and timely
      decontamination procedures in place and implemented at all times
    • Correct medical waste
      management (sorting out general waste and, contaminated waste and sharps
    • Disposable gloves are worn at
      appropriate times by the Laboratory Technician
    • Clean and tidy laboratory is
      including all equipment such as microscope, centrifuge, and fridge,
      bench-top /sink area at all times.
  • Ensure the reagents are correctly
    transported and stored (including maintenance of cold chain for
    refrigerated reagents)
  • Ensure a warm and attractive laboratory
    environment for clients.
  • Ensure that the laboratory is clean, neat
    and tidy at all times.
4. Record Keeping and
  • Ensure that laboratory test orders and
    results for company clients are properly recorded on the claim forms.
  • Ensure that the laboratory test orders and
    results for all other clients are clearly and properly recorded
  • Ensure that the laboratory registers are
    correctly and neatly completed (MSU clients, VCT & Outside Contract
    Work etc)
  • Ensure that timely monthly laboratory
    reports are forwarded to the Centre Manager.
  • Actively monitor fridge temperature and
    record the figures (temperature inside fridge) on a daily basis
  • Timely and accurate recording and
    submission of results to medical staff and Centre Manager accordingly.
5. Budgetary Control: 
  • Takes responsibility for costs in the
    laboratory to be contained within the approved annual budget. 
  • Strives for income from laboratory
    services to meet or exceed budgeted targets, including providing contract
    laboratory services for non MSU clients to improve sustainability of
    laboratory service provision.
6. Promotional Activities:
  • Community
    The laboratory technician shall participate on
    community outreach activities as directed by the Centre Manager.  This may include mobile VCT services,
    and other networking activities.
  • Promotion:  Fully participates on planned
    promotional activities as required and directed by the Centre Manager.
7. Team Development: 
  • Works closely with the Centre Manager
    towards the centre targets set by the organization
  • Perform any other duties as required by
    the Centre Manager. (Team work)
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicants should hold a Diploma in
    Medical Laboratory Techniques from a recognized institution
  • He /s she must be fully registered with
    the Allied Health Professionals Council
  • Ability to perform laboratory procedures
    efficiently and effectively to AMREF, and MOH standards
  • Working knowledge of Family Planning
  • Ability to work in deadline driven/results
    orientated atmospheres
  • Strong people management skills
  • Keen to pursue personal development
  • Strong commitment to the goal and vision
    of MSU
  • Results driven
  • Pro-choice
In delivering his/her work, the All MSI employees should demonstrates these
  • Accountability of all staff to each other
    and our clients and stakeholders
  • Equality of opportunity and access
  • Value for money in the management of our
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join Marie Stopes are strongly encouraged to
send an updated CV and cover letter by email to
NB: Please do not attach transcripts
Deadline: 17th April, 2015 by 5pm

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