• Laboratory Technician

    Employer: American Refugee Committee (ARC)
    Posted: 14 December 2017
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    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

    ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

    ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

    ARC islooking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual - for the position of Laboratory Technician, to be based at the ARC-run Mahama-I Health Facility, in Mahama Refugee camp

    PRIMARY PURPOSE

    Key responsibilities:

    Conduct laboratory exams according to Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
    Verify and maintain all laboratory materials and equipment ensuring good condition
    Record all laboratory results in their corresponding register, and provide timely test results sheets to different Health Center services
    Monitor and provide routine maintenance to ensure hygiene of all laboratory materials and equipment
    Bring sputum of multi-resistant TB cases to National Reference Laboratory as needed.
    Bring to “National transfusion center” samples of incompatible rhesus for Combs Test and if necessary buy and bring Gamma Globulin substance
    Ensure proper storage and maintenance of cold-chain
    Bring samples for CD4 and viral load, count and RPR to Hospital Laboratory as required
    Take quality control samples to District Hospital on monthly basis
    Take blood samples, urines samples, stool, sputum according to lab exams prescribed and per guideline

    Minimum qualifications:

    At least A1 Diploma in laboratory sciences or other health-related field from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical Council)
    At least 2 years’ working experience in a human laboratory in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable/displaced persons
    Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data
    Demonstrated knowledge of Health Information Systems, HIV protocols and Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
    Excellent organizational and administrative skills
    Good oral/writing skills in Kinyarwanda and English or French; and computer literacy
    Experience working in protracted refugee situation in Rwanda

    APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

    Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to RWJobs@arcrelief.org with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21stDecember, 2017 at 17:00hrs.

    Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    American Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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