Entry Level NGO Laboratory Technician Jobs – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Title:    Laboratory Technician
Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Clinical Officer
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
The Laboratory Technician will carry out laboratory tests to identify
disease causes and provide accurate information for diagnosis and treatment of
clients according to AAH guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Prepare laboratory reagents and patients for
collecting specimen including providing patient Identification Numbers,
labeling specimen containers and collecting correct specimen in line with Good
Laboratory Clinical Practice (GLCP).
Conducting routine lab tests, correctly
documenting the results and submitting the results to the requesting clinician
and clients
in charge of establishing rejection and acceptance
criteria for laboratory tests
Routinely implement safety procedures and
practices to ensure quality assurance is observed during and after testing and
disposing laboratory waste to maintain healthy and safe work place needs in
line with internationally acceptable laboratory safety standards.
Maintain laboratory equipment conducting periodic
maintenance procedures for laboratory equipment/machines as per the related
service schedule including reporting any damages and malfunction.
Make periodic forecasts of lab reagents and
supplies for the laboratory and prepare requisitions for the required inventory
in line with health facility and procurement guidelines.
Actively participate in research activities and
outbreak investigations including preparing documentation, community level
specimen collection and/or blood plasma processing in line with GCLP.
Compile and send daily weekly and monthly
laboratory reports in line with health facility and AAH guidelines.
Implement capacity building plan through training,
mentorship, support supervision on lab related issues such as ANC HIV testing,
quality assurance and safety practices in line with AAH Human Resource guidelines
and Continuous Medical Education guidelines.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH Laboratory
Technician employment opportunity should hold a Diploma in Medical laboratory
A minimum of two years of laboratory work
Customer care principles
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
Good documentation and reporting skills
Computer literacy skills with proficiency in the use
of Microsoft Office
Excellent command of both written and spoken
Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
Excellent analytical skills
Training skills, proficient use of automated
laboratory instrumentation
Commitment to the organizational values
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016
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