Fresher NGO Jobs – Laboratory Assistant at Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)

Organisation: Africa
Humanitarian Action (AHA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory
About AHA:
Humanitarian Action is a non-governmental non- profit making organization that
provides health services to refugees on behalf of UNHCR.  Our mission is to respond to crises and
disasters in Africa; to enhance communities at risk, so they can solve their
concerns themselves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts diagnostic testing procedures, reviews and
verifies results to provide all relevant data that may pertain to the
prevention, diagnosis or treatment of diseases.
Records and verifies test results to ensure
integrity of test result.
Supports the laboratory and/ or technical manager
with overseeing and monitoring equipment maintenance and asset management
Operates the equipment used in the laboratory to
ensure that it is operating efficiently and providing accurate results.
Implements sound housekeeping procedures and work
effectively with others as a member of a team to ensure a safe working
environment in accordance with relevant legislation and all safety protocols.
Reports incidents; including instrument failures and
personal injuries in compliance with relevant organizational policy.
Attends training and seminars and participates in
continuing professional development (CPD) activities to continuously update
Adheres to professional conduct requirements in line
with organizational policy and relevant professional body ethical standards.
Performing any other duty assigned to him/her from
time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
The Laboratory Assistant should hold a certificate
medical laboratory techniques or a related qualification.
The applicant must be registered with UAHPC – Uganda
Allied Health Professional Council.
At least a year’s experience as a lab assistant with
at least 6 months in rural setting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to ride a motorcycle is an added advantage.
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work in a highly demanding environment
with minimum supervision.
Should pay utmost importance to accuracy of results
Confidentiality / Sensitivity
Manual dexterity.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CVs, and academic
documents to the Office of the Coordinator, Africa Humanitarian Action, Kyaka
II Refugee Settlement via email to
Deadline: 21st August 2015
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