Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Laboratory Technician Blood Bank Jobs in Ethiopia

Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Laboratory Technician Blood Bank Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 200653

Category: Health Care
Location: Gambela
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: According to the organizations scale

Job Description

Perform clinical laboratory activities according to MSF protocols, security and hygiene measures in order to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment.

Job Requirements

  • According to medical prescription, prepare and perform clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:

  • Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.

  • Centrifuge blood and urine samples.

  • Perform laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).

  • Ensure proper reporting and registration of the sample results in order to keep a written track of activity and give information to the relevant persons, ensuring confidentiality.

  • Take care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:

  • Apply hygiene and safety protocols, doing daily cleaning /maintenance, sterilization, washing general glassware after procedures are done.

  • Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to MSF protocols and highest safety standards.

  • Supply orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.

  • Keep organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.

  • Report all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.

    MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Screening the collected blood for transfusion transmissible infections (HIV,HBV,HCV and syphilis) by nationally recommended method and standard.

  • Carry out routine blood typing on blood samples from collected units.

  • Label blood units designated
    to be used for transfusion

  • Prepare blood components (concentrated red cells, fresh frozen plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate) if needed.

  • Ensure the proper recording of results before issuing blood in hospital

  • Carry out distribution of blood and blood components to Gambella Hospital.

  • Adhere to all policies, SOPs, regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety requirements in performing routine activities

  • Carry out daily/weekly preventive maintenance of equipment in blood bank laboratory.

  • Ensure the recommended cold chain is maintained

  • Participate in blood collection campaigns

  • Execute internal and external quality control tests related to blood bank laboratory

  • Ensure safety in the Laboratory

  • Ensure the inventory management of blood and blood components.

  • Participate in staff trainings

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisors


  • Essential Laboratory Technician diploma /degree from recognized university/college

  • Minimum 2 year working experience essential.
  • Practical experience on ELISA testing technology

  • Mission language desirable and local language essential

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Stress Management

    How to Apply

    All applicants should send a CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates and copy of national ID. Card either by email to (please indicate ¨On the subject box: the vacancy title, ¨your name¨ and ¨specific location that you are applying for¨ or ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR COVER LETTER) OR give in person to MSF Spain Gambella Office.

    Posting date: 05th March 2019

    Closing date: 15th March 2019.

    We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

    Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

    Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain Laboratory Technician Blood Bank Jobs in Ethiopia

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