Laboratory Technician

  • Added Date: Thursday, 07 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019

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The UN Clinic laboratory Technician performs his/her functions under the direct supervision of the Health Manager of the UN Clinic. The UN Clinic operates under the general supervision of UNDP on regards of all administrative matters.   

  • Management of the UN Clinic Laboratory to ensure smooth operation of the day to day functions;
  • Regular maintenance of all laboratory equipment following the technical specifications of the manufacturers of the equipment;
  • Fast and efficient resolution of all problems related to laboratory performance;
  • Proper reporting of problems to manufacturer’s customer service;
  • Proficient communication and coordination with maintenance technician and prompt facilitation of an on-site service needed;
  • Ensure safe handling of bio-hazardous materials in compliance with the international standards and practices;
  • Draws blood samples applying international sterilisation and bio safety standards;
  • Collects and labels urine, stool and sputum samples for different tests following international bio safety standards;
  • Perform all laboratory tests as requested by the Medical Doctor in a prompt and professional manner;
  • Autoclave and sterilize the instruments and containers following international standard of bio safely;
  • Assist in organisation and implementation of health promotion/monitoring programmes;
  • Perform diagnostic and screening laboratory tests using the available equipment and instruments;
  • Report in a timely fashion results of tests to the Medical doctor;
  • Ensure that the reports are managed in timely, promptly and confidential manner;
  • Ensure the results for the patient using the services of VCT are managed in a confidential manner;
  • Ensure appropriate disposal of hazardous material following international standards of bio safety in coordination with the Medical doctor, Nurse and pharmacist;

Administrative duties

  • Ensure proper management of reagents stock; Keep an up to date inventory records of laboratory supplies and ensures that the supplies are always replenished and adequate;
  • Make arrangements for outside tests for UN staff when required;
  • Keep records of all work done in the laboratory and provide statistical report in regards to laboratory services;
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Responds to client needs promptly;
  • Demonstrated competence in laboratory testing and modern laboratory technology;
  • 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; 
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and to plan own work;
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field;
  • Proficiency in relevant laboratory equipment;. 
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally;
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Responds to client needs promptly;
  • Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma ;
  • A degree in a medical laboratory science; 
  • 6 years’ experience  in a similar role for diploma holders;
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role for degree holders;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and one national language.

Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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