Field Laboratory Services Officer, Grade
- Organization: UN - United Nations
- Location: Amman
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Biology and Chemistry
- Closing Date: Closed
Org. Setting and Reporting
•The incumbent of this post is responsible to the Deputy Chief, Field Health Programme.Responsibilities
•Undertakes periodic and regular supervisory visits to Health Centres to ensure that Laboratory staff operate according to the technical instructions and approved strategies; advises and oversees the implementation of quality assurance systems for laboratory services; participates in the maintenance of a healthy and safe work environment in accordance with the Bio-safety Manual;
•Directs, administers, manages, monitors and evaluates the laboratory services; provides technical guidance to the laboratory staff and ensures the proper implementation of the technical guidelines;
•Responsible for quantifying and conducting technical evaluations of laboratory supplies, equipment, instruments, furniture and other materials and to prepare relevant lists as required; carries out periodic inventory and stock checking in coordination with the Heads of Health Centers; periodically to follow up and coordinate activities related to ordering, distributing, and managing laboratory items with the relevant staff at the Central Pharmacy; and closely follow up to ensure effective and timely management of laboratory items in the SAP system with the concerned staff.
•Advises his/her supervisor on all matters related to laboratory services including training plans, study protocols and budget preparation in coordination with the Health Division Heads;
•Checks and verifies all statistical data and relevant information received from Health Centres; ensures proper maintenance and completeness of laboratory records; calculates the annual workload, productivity and laboratory key performance indicators for each laboratory in the Health Centres to ensure they are in line with the e-health system;
•Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and
Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
•Relating and Networking
•Leading and Supervising
•Planning and Organizing
•Deciding and Initiating Action
•A university degree from an accredited educational institution in Medical Laboratory Sciences;
•A license to practice laboratory services in the country of the duty station.
•At least six years progressively experience in laboratory technology of which three years should have been in a supervisory level. is required.Languages
•Excellent command of spoken and written Arabic and English.Assessment
Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Grade HL08, Monthly Salary JD 1822& 500 Fils. plus, SOA 15% of basic salary, other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15.4% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance and annual leave:
•Dependency allowances (if applicable).
•30 days of annual leave.
•Compulsory medical insurance.
Department: Health Programme.
Duty Station: JFO.
•The incumbent is required to travel frequently in the field and area of operations;
•Possession of a valid driving license in the country of duty station
Advanced degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Public Health.
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• This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. Only candidates residing in
Jordan, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the
duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume
responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in Jordan,
and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.
• Since the Vacancy is an Area Staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation
• Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency
to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified
candidates with disabilities.
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