United Nations MONUSCO UN Jobs – Laboratory Technician

Organization: United Nations
Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Grade: GS-5
Job Announcement Number: RSCE/TJO/MED
GS-5 NUC/2015
Following the
signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999 between the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States (Angola, Namibia, Rwanda,
Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security Council established the United
Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by
its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999, initially to plan for the observation
of the ceasefire and disengagement of forces and maintain liaison with all
parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later in a series of resolutions, the
Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the supervision of the implementation
of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned multiple related additional tasks.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Laboratory
technician works under the guidance of the OIC of Medical Unit and direct
supervision of the Head Nurse; he/she will be responsible for the following
Clinical Duties:
Carry out laboratory tests as required by Doctors.
Ensure safety of the patients in performance of
Regularly communicate with patients and update the
doctors in the clinic.
Provide in training for nurses and doctors on use of
simple laboratory kits and equipment.
The incumbent also plans and organizes preventive
medical campaigns.
Refer staff to outside laboratories as required.
Coordinate and liaise with other clinical
laboratories to provide laboratory services.
Being available whenever called for emergency
The job holder will dispose/incinerate utilized
chemicals, tubes, reagents and all utilized laboratory consumables in a
standard way.
Follow the standard hygienic, sanitary and safety
procedures when handling and disposing laboratory samples;
Participate in various other health activities
launched by the Medical Services as requested by the OIC of Medical Unit. 
Provide patient record management and statistical inputs
to CMO’s monthly reports;
Inform CMO of any shortages in reagents on time in
order to initiate the procurement and re-supply; ensure acquisition of all
laboratory technical equipment and their regular maintenance;
Medico Administrative Duties:
Carry out laboratory tests for the external &
internal Quality Control System.
Evaluate, identify and recommend purchase of
laboratories supplies and equipment.
Ensure that adequate supply of laboratory reagents,
supplies and equipment are available.
Ensure that regular laboratory equipment service and
maintenance is carried out regularly.
Keep records and monthly statistics
Update and maintain patient’s records and secure
Collects and Collates articles for clinic newsletter
Perform all related duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations MONUSCO
Laboratory Technician vacancy should hold a Diploma or equivalent in medical
laboratory science or an accredited National registration and license Diploma
in laboratory science.
At least five years’ progressive experience in
laboratory analysis.   
Fluency in oral and written English is a must.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Shows pride in
work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of
subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing
the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full
involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Communication: Speaks and
writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone,
style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing
information and keeping people informed.
Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast
of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology
to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate
tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,
or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their applications the following documents:
Cover Letter (letter of motivation or application
The United Nations Personal History form (P-11),  Download Here;
Proof of required academic certificates;
Employment verification letter from most recent employer;
Internal candidates must submit 2 most recent
performance evaluations and external candidates must submit two reference
By email:
All applicants
are strongly encouraged to apply by e-mail and must include the Vacancy
Announcement Number and the Job Title and send to: rsce-recruitment@un.org
By Hand:
Or hand carried
to: RSCE – Entebbe Support Base, Buku Road, P.O. Box 710, Entebbe. Uganda
NB: Do not submit original certificate(s) with the
application. In line with the UN policy on gender balance, female candidates
are strongly encouraged.
Deadline: 29th November 2015
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