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Nov 3, 2017

KENPHIA Survey Satellite Laboratory Technologists Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya and ICAP of Columbia University

50 Jobs in Kenya

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership to implement the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) survey across 47 counties in Kenya. KENPHIA will assess the impact of HIV at a population level. 

This program is part of US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through CDC.
This is a population-based survey funded by ICAP to be conducted by the Ministry of Health.
Applications are invited from Kenyan nationals for the following positions:-

Position: Satellite Laboratory Technologist 

(50 Positions)
Job Category: Equivalent of GoK Job Group J
Location: Field-based with deployment anywhere in Kenya
Reports To: Satellite Laboratory Supervisor
Duration: 6 months
Terms of Service: Temporary
Language Requirements: English and Kiswahili required. Proficiency in any local language is an advantage
Overall Job Function: Reporting to their respective Satellite Laboratory Supervisors, the Satellite Laboratory Technologist will be responsible for receiving biomedical samples at the satellite (peripheral county-based) laboratory and conducting confirmatory and quality assurance HIV testing, blood processing and storage.
Key Responsibilities
  • Receiving blood specimens from the field and validating documentation
  • Processing of blood through separation of blood into plasma and preparation of DBS specimens
  • Perform QA/QC HIV retesting on received biomedical samples
  • Perform HIV prevalence testing using Geenius HIV-1 assay on biomedical samples
  • Documenting all received, tested, and stored biomedical samples into the Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS (TM))
  • Supply, elute and aliquot QC material for field teams
  • Ensure proper waste management and disposal
  • Prepare and ship specimens from the satellite to the central laboratory
  • Diploma or higher qualification in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Biomedical Sciences. Degree in relevant field would be an added advantage
  • Must have a minimum 2 year experience working in a busy biomedical or related molecular research laboratory
  • Registered Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB) with a valid licence
  • Availability for full time field work anywhere in Kenya
  • Availability to work non-standard working hours (evening, weekends and holidays)

How to Apply:
1. All applications to be addressed to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health
2. Register your application at and complete your online application form and upload your letter of application and CV
  • Your CV should not be more than three (3) pages and should have names of three (3) professional references with their cell phone numbers and email addresses. At least one should be either your current or former supervisor.
  • Do not attach copies of certificates or any other document
  • Deadline: All applications should be received by 17th November 2017 by 5.00 pm
  • Candidates are advised to apply for one position only which suits their experience
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will be required to provide their original and copies of academic and professional certificates and a national identity card at the point of interview
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
Julius Korir, CBS
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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