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Laboratory Assistant

Bidibidi - Yumbe District

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Bidibidi - Yumbe District
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date:

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1933. IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement assistance to refugees and displaced populations. IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, Health and Women Protection and Empowerment. IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Yumbe and Moroto.


The Laboratory Assistant will ensure that laboratory services of the health facility, are well planned for, provided with necessary resources and implemented in accordance with set policies and standards. They will ensure that laboratory services at the site are well managed, laboratory investigations on clients are carried out, the required health quality control of laboratory reagents and equipment is maintained and laboratory reagents and supplies are effectively used.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Carry out phlebotomy for all tests to be conducted;
  •  Receive/collect, lab samples and analyse/test them;
  • Keep accurate records and confidentiality of tests conducted;
  • Carry out laboratory tests and produce accurate results;
  • Participate in development/updating and implementation of laboratory standard operation procedures (SOPs);
  • Participate in report writing by compiling reports on tests carried out at the health facility laboratory;
  • Carry out quality control of laboratory  reagents and equipment;
  • Assist in drawing-up laboratory plans and  budgets;
  • Mentor the laboratory volunteers, and any other trainees;
  • Ensure safety of clients in the laboratory.

Key working relationships:


Direct supervisor: Laboratory Technician

Technical support:     Facility in-charge, Clinical Officers, Medical Officer.

Other:Logistics, finance, admin staff.


 Govt. of Uganda:         DHO’s Office, MoH

Consortium Members: UNHCR




The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Deadline for receiving applications is February 9th,2021

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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