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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Laboratory Technician

Posted By on Sunday, December 17, 2017

ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities – to better survive conflicts and crisis, and to rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC presently works in and with partners in ten countries globally.

ARC has consistently operated in Rwanda since 1994, and today has a strong and committed team of over 200 regular, full time national staff and partners – implementing programs in Primary health care, RH, HIV and Nutrition, WASH, Shelter/Infrastructure, and SGBV & Protection.

ARC islooking for qualified, self-driven and committed individual - for the position of Laboratory Technician, to be based at the ARC-run Mahama-I Health Facility, in Mahama Refugee camp

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct laboratory exams according to Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
  • Verify and maintain all laboratory materials and equipment ensuring good condition
  • Record all laboratory results in their corresponding register, and provide timely test results sheets to different Health Center services
  • Monitor and provide routine maintenance to ensure hygiene of all laboratory materials and equipment
  • Bring sputum of multi-resistant TB cases to National Reference Laboratory as needed.
  • Bring to “National transfusion center” samples of incompatible rhesus for Combs Test and if necessary buy and bring Gamma Globulin substance
  • Ensure proper storage and maintenance of cold-chain
  • Bring samples for CD4 and viral load, count and RPR to Hospital Laboratory as required
  • Take quality control samples to District Hospital on monthly basis
  • Take blood samples, urines samples, stool, sputum according to lab exams prescribed and per guideline

Minimum qualifications:

  • At least A1 Diploma in laboratory sciences or other health-related field from a recognized university with full registration and current practicing license with relevant professional body (Rwanda Medical Council)
  • At least 2 years’ working experience in a human laboratory in a low-resource, fast-paced setting, working with vulnerable/displaced persons
  • Analytical and organizational skills/experience with health data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Health Information Systems, HIV protocols and Rwandan Ministry of Health protocols and guidelines
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Good oral/writing skills in Kinyarwanda and English or French; and computer literacy
  • Experience working in protracted refugee situation in Rwanda

Submit 1 page Cover letter, an updated CV (maximum three pages) and names, title and contacts of three professional referees, to include most current employer/supervisor - via email to with the POSITION applied for clearly indicated in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is 21st December, 2017 at 17:00hrs.

Only applications received through the stated email address will be considered.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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