Officer, Laboratory

International Medical Corps

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Unspecified NGN Confidential
4 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements


 The purpose of this role is to support the accurate and timely diagnosis of diseases through conducting routine and specialized laboratory tests as per the State/National or International set procedures, guidelines, and standards, up on requests from authorized health facility service providers. The postholder ensures quality, accuracy, and safety of laboratory testing and healthcare delivery. This is a role in disease diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, contributing to improved health outcomes and the protection of vulnerable community members. This role requires precision, attention to detail, and a foundational knowledge of scientific principles to ensure accurate and timely results.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


⢠Operate standard laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, pipettes, spectrophotometers, and autoclaves. Ensure equipment is maintained in good working order, perform routine maintenance, and notify the supervisor of any malfunctions.
⢠Perform laboratory tests upon request of health facility authorized health care providers for the purpose of disease diagnosis, screening, or diseases surveillance.
⢠Strictly adhere to and follow State/National or International testing algorithms, procedures, and protocols in performing laboratory tests. 
⢠Explain in detail and council all patients on the laboratory test to be performed, samples to be collected along with how samples will be collected and any requirements/precautions to be taken before and or after sample collection. 
⢠Properly label samples, meticulosity record and share results to the requesting health care provider.
⢠Prevent any cross-contamination during sample collection, sample handling/conducting tests and ensure proper disposal of waste. Maintain a clean and organized work area to ensure a safe working environment.
⢠Ensure IPC in and around the laboratory.
⢠In collaboration with health care providers and MEAL team, analyze data on regular basis and share information on trends, and flag any issues. 
⢠In collaboration with the pharmacist, team leader, health coordinator or manager, ensure availability of laboratory reagents, sample collection materials, IPC materials etc. Maintains updated stock records of all the materials, reagents etc. 
⢠Prepares timely requests for the replenishment of consumables, slides, reagents, IPC materials etc. medicine all times, prevent stockouts and request medicine timely from the warehouse.
⢠Prepares and submits timely and accurate regular performance reports. 
⢠Ensure maintenance of temperature for reagents and supplies that are temperature sensitive. 
⢠Ensure that all patient-related information are accurately registered and recorded within the provided registers.
⢠Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking of essential drugs, consumables, and other supplies. 
⢠Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services.
⢠Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor as part of the team.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corpsâ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear, or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through oneâs own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct and Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct and Ethics and International Medical Corpsâ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, or adults at risk; and any form of trafficking in persons. 

Equal Opportunities
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability.

Job Requirements


Typically, qualified, and registered laboratory technician from a recognized training institute with a valid license to practice or an equivalent qualification acceptable in the country.  Previous minimum 2 yearsâ experience in same capacity will be an edge. Previous NGO experience preferable. Effective communication and public dealing skills while performing duties in the public health care service. Good English reading and writing skills. Proficient and fluent in national and local language. The ability to learn and use complex laboratory equipment. Meticulous diligence. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Good teamworking skills. Analytical skills. Time management. The ability to keep detailed records.

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