IRC Laboratory Technologist

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Dadaab regions as well as in Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence and governance.

Applications are invited for the following position:
Laboratory Technologist

Sector: Health
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Job Purpose / Objective: Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Laboratory Technologist, the Laboratory Technologist will be directly responsible for;

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure adequate supplies of blood at all times. In the event of low stock organize for blood donation campaigns and ensure all collected blood is screened before use.
  • Maintain adequate buffer stocks of diagnostic kits for diseases of public health importance.
  • Supervision of the incentive staff working in the laboratory
  • General running of Laboratory activities in the absence of the Senior Laboratory Technologist.
  • Participate in the weekly hospital departmental meetings, quality of care committee meetings and monthly staff meetings.
  • Prepare monthly work/activity plans for him/herself for review by the Senior Lab technologist.
  • In liaison with the senior laboratory Technologist, ensure that all statistical reports are accurate and submitted weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as necessary.
  • Maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly inventory reports of all laboratory assets and equipment.
  • In liaison with of the senior laboratory Technologist, review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for leave of the incentive staff.
  • Monitor and ensure the proper usage of program supplies.
  • In liaison with the senior laboratory Technologist, participate in annual program planning process and budget implementation.
  • Recommend budget revisions to focus on priority areas and assist with rising of fresh bulk supplies orders every trimester.
Human Resource Management
  • Monitoring and supervision of the laboratory incentive staff; to ensure that work is done properly and efficiently.
  • Routinely monitor incentive staff performance according to their job description.
  • Review personnel issues and concerns of incentive laboratory staff and assist with determining and implementing solutions.
  • Conduct regular training sessions (OJT and refresher trainings) for refugee staff.
Communication and Reporting
  • Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervisees with constant feedback as may be required.
  • Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.
Key Result Areas:
  • Ensure timely and quality laboratory services to beneficiaries in Kakuma refugee camp.
  • Maintain accurate inventory and ensure rational use of laboratory supplies.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least two years experience working in a busy laboratory unit.
  • Computer literate
  • Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
  • Fluency in Turkana/Somali will be an added advantage
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Please apply on or before 4th March, 2015

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 or disability.
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