MSF Switzerland Laboratory Supervisor Job in Likoni, Mombasa, Kenya

Jun 11, 2017

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need. 

In partnership & collaboration with the Mombasa County Government / Department of Health, MSFCH implements ‘Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare’ services at the Mrima health facility in Likoni, sub-county of Mombasa. 

The objective of the activities is to increase access to quality maternal & neonatal health care services to contribute in improving maternal and newborn outcomes.

 
Job Title: Laboratory Supervisor
 
Location: Likoni sub county of Mombasa    
 
Length of contract: 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance (includes 3 month probationary period)

Main Purpose: Plan, organize and carry out laboratory activities and train, guide and supervise the performance of the laboratory staff according to validated protocols, security measures and hygiene standards, in order to support the MSF medical team in the diagnosis of patients’ diseases.

Main Tasks include, but not limited to:
  • Participate in the project planning and follow-up, reviewing the laboratory budget when necessary in order to support MSF’s medical activities.
  • Supervise, in close coordination with the HR department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction,  evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Ensure the compliance of validated hygiene and safety protocols, both individually and collectively as well as informing staff of existing biological risks.
  • Perform laboratory tests and carry out sample collection (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology, parasitology ...) in accordance with prescriptions as well as:
  • Ensure that quality control tests are carried out regularly.
  • Inform the doctor of the results of the tests.
  • Keep a record of the analysis with data from patients.
  • Ensure cleaning and maintenance of all laboratory equipment
  • Arrange lab equipment and ensure that the supply of material is adequate to prevent stock-outs and the laboratory has the equipment and material needed. This includes being responsible for all required automatic instrument calibration, ensure that no material is taken out of laboratories without prior authorization, carry out a proper storage system and conditions, inventory, etc ...
  • Ensure, in cooperation with logistics department, that cold chain is properly maintained in Laboratory areas for both, samples and reagents.
  • Ensure proper registration and needs of all lab related activities implementing a correct use of the associated management to have a proper recording of laboratory activities. Prepares and sends slides/samples for external quality control.
  • Produce regular reports on the testing and any issues / problems related to laboratory personnel and / or the material used.
Requirements
 
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree  in medical laboratory sciences or any other equivalent qualifications from institution recognized by the Kenya medical laboratory technicians and technologists Board
  • Registration certificate issued by  the Kenya medical laboratory technicians and technologists Board
  • Valid practicing license issued by the Kenya medical laboratory technicians and technologists Board
Experience
  • Essential 2 years’ experience in a laboratory, preferably as a Lab Tech.
  • Desirable  in MSF or another NGO, desirable  in a clinical laboratory.
  • Essential Management skills /Experience
Languages   
  • Local language and mission working language essential, English and Kiswahili
Knowledge
  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competencies: Results, teamwork and team management, flexibility, commitment, stress management

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents on or before 13th June 2017; 

at the compound near Bomu Hospital off Likoni- Ukunda Road, Likoni only on working days between 8am and 5pm 

OR through the website http://www.uhired.me/job/113 after your registration

We apologize that due to the volume of applications we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)




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