Laboratory Assistant (4) Job at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC International Rescue Committee Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth

IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee settlement to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
IRC is currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated persons to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization’s mission.
TITLE: Laboratory Assistant (4 Position)
REPORTS TO: Laboratory Technician
LOCATION: Palabek Refugee Settlement, Lamwo District
DURATION: 12 months, contingent on donor funding
Job Overview/Summary
To carry out routine and specialized laboratory investigations for the diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases. .

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collect, receive, evaluate and process various biological specimen for analysis.
  • Perform laboratory tests accurately and in a timely manner to produce reliable test results.
  • Review and verify test results, confirm panic values and abnormal results before release to clinicians.
  • Maintain and keep updated records of all laboratory samples and results transported collected, investigations and procedures performed, and results generated and delivered.
  • Correctly operate equipment/instruments, perform routine function checks, troubleshoot if unacceptable and document corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from established specifications.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy work area and follow safety procedures.
  • Adhere to the laboratory’s quality control policies and document procedural calibrations and maintenance activities.
  • Participate in External Quality Assessment schemes and ensure proficiency test panels are handled in the same manner as routine (patient) samples.
  • Order supplies, update stock cards and maintain an inventory of all equipment and reagents.
  • Promptly report and document all laboratory-related accidents (injuries and exposures) and unsafe conditions to the immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in laboratory departmental meetings, trainings, supervisions, orientations and audits as may be required.
  • Undertake such work as permitted to you effectively and efficiently, in compliance with approved guidelines.
  • Work flexible hours according to the laboratory requirements, as decided by management.
  • Effectively communicate in a friendly, helpful and non-prejudicial manner in your dealings with laboratory customers.
  • Observe privacy and maintain confidentiality on matters pertaining to patients and staff and must only be discussed in the course of your duty.Job Skills: Not Specified

Required Qualifications, skills and Competences
• A Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognizable institution.
• Must be registered with Allied Health Professional Council with a valid practicing license.
• At least 2 years’ experience working in an HIV setting.
• Basic knowledge of performing quality controls and quality assurance regarding HIV testing.
• Knowledge of good laboratory practice
• Good written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.

Job Education Requirements: Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology

Job Experience Requirements: 2 years

Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to:


or hands deliver to

Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission road, Palabek Kal.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified.
Whilst all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply.

IRC is an equal opportunity Employer.

Uganda, Kampala


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