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Sep 9, 2017

IRC Senior Laboratory Technologist NGO Job in Kakuma, Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Vacancy: Senior Laboratory Technologist - Kakuma
Sector: Health  

Location: Kenya

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The Laboratory in-charge is the team leader in charge of all laboratory operations in IRC Kakuma program. 

S/he will supervise laboratory technologists to ensure quality laboratory services are offered to the beneficiaries. 

S/he will coordinate with key partners such as NRL, KEMRI, CDC, MOH and IPs on laboratory related areas in the implementation of health and laboratory programmatic activities. 

S/he will be instrumental in forecasting and budgeting of the laboratory needs.

Program management:

Laboratory management
  • Ensures that Laboratory operations are compliant to conditions and standards set forth by various governmental and accrediting agencies including SPHERE standards, WHO, MOH, CDC, UNHCR guidelines among others.
  • Review and approve technical documents, reports, methods, specifications, SOPs and change controls as may be necessitated by change in policies, procedures or general practice.
  • Maintain appropriate laboratory accreditation and quality assurance programs
  • Serve as laboratory departmental liaison during government inspections and audits.
  • Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: government authorities, donors, partner agencies etc
  • Give technical support to all MOH laboratories supported by IRC.
Budget Management
  • Contribute in the process of preparation on annual budgets for the Laboratories.
  • Monitors and manages the use of resources to ensure allocated budgets are met.
  • Improves operational and administrative process in order to reduce cost and Shows good judgment in the utilization of funds, Laboratory supplies and human resources.
Supplies Management
  • Advice the supply chain department and participate in defining medical supplier qualification requirements, Quality assurance and storage advisory.
  • Ensure technical and operational compliance in procurement, transportation, storage, issuance and use of all Laboratory supplies.
  • Develop and implement control systems in accordance with IRC policies.
Equipment management
  • Maintain medical laboratory equipment performance.
  • Collaborate with medical engineers in troubleshooting and servicing of equipments.
  • Update asset declaration with the logistics department quarterly.
Human Resource:
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work performance.
  • Supervise and maintains medical laboratory staff performance.
Technical activities:
  • Facilitate departmental strategic planning and coordination of departmental operations across the sites (Main Lab, health posts and other IP labs) and Contributes to system-based management of laboratories.
  • Lead specific initiatives across all sites to ensure standardization and effectiveness for key processes.
  • Implements new programs, tests, methods, instrumentation, and procedures by investigating alternatives; preparing proposals; developing and performing parallel testing and monitoring progress.
  • Define, develop and deploy key quality systems for the operations of the laboratory.
  • Participate in emergency response interventions.
Quality of work
  • Maintain quality results by participating in the laboratory quality assurance program.
  • Coordinate EQA for all the  Laboratories, HIV program and TB program and ensure regular feedbacks from the reference laboratory are available
Reporting and Coordination:
  • Lead specific initiatives across all testing sites to ensure standardization and effectiveness for key reporting tools in data collection and repotting.
  • Develop and implement laboratory reporting tree of the identifiable national diseases like polio and ensure its well documented, communicated and complied to.
  • Develop a continues user friendly reporting tools for all types of results including weekly, monthly and special reports and collaborate with the technical people to get the necessary feedback
  • Coordinate laboratory activities as per the standards ensuring requests, reporting and interpretation of results are done in the right way.
Key Result Areas
  • Achievement of overall departmental strategic and operational goals.
  • Proper coordination and implementation of lab systems including quality, SLAS and capacity building.
  • Implementation of cost effective measures and systems in Laboratory supplies procurement and management.
  • Progressive development and achievement of the department goals indicated by the number and competence of the engaged staff, Number of tests done  and the equipmentation available
  • Accurate forecasting and budgeting to avoid interruptions of services due to stock outs.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree or higher National Diploma in Laboratory Medicine.
  • Over 5 years of experience in a clinical laboratory setting and with 5 years of clinical laboratory management experience included.
  • Experience in managing refugee camp laboratory setting operations desirable.
  • Experience in managing multiple sites desirable.
  • Prior work experience in Laboratory Systems development and validation laboratory preferred.
  • Knowledge of all laboratory national and international standards and regulations.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Registered by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board
  • Flexibility at work and Cultural sensitivity.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: [email protected] or report to the nearest police.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at [email protected] As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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