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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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BACKGROUND:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies. 

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming

SCOPE OF WORK:

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.

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 laboratoryreagents and equipment;
  • Assist in drawing-up laboratory plans andbudgets;
  • Mentor the laboratory volunteers, and any other trainees;
  • Ensure safety of clients in the laboratory.

Key working relationships:

INTERNAL:

Direct supervisor: Laboratory Technician

Technical support: Laboratory Technician, Clinical Officer, Medical Officer

Other:Logistics, finance, admin staff.

EXTERNAL

 Govt. of Uganda:    N/A

Consortium Members: N/A

Other:N/A

STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT:

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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 July 9th,2021
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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