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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid in more than 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Gwoza local Government, Borno.
Working hours: 48 Hours Per week
Grade level: 5 (Five)
Job Family: Medical

Position in the Organization

  • Reports to (Hierarchical): Project Medical Referent
  • Reports to (Functional): Laboratory Technician Supervisor / Laboratory Activity Manager

Main Purpose

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


  • According to medical prescription, preparing and performing clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:
  • Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.
  • Centrifuging blood and urine samples.
  • Performing laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).
  • Ensuring 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.
  • Taking care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Applying 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.
  • Supplying orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.
  • Keeping organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.
  • Reporting all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.
  • Performing minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and protocols. Alerting the supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device.List item

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Performing blood transfusion procedures (TTIs screening, donor bleeding, crossmatch and blood bank management according to MSF standards and protocols)
  • Performing context specific laboratory exams with the use of following equipment: PIMA CD4, Sysmex blood analyser and spectrophotometer.
  • Teaching other health professionals on how to do point of care tests including Hb, Blood glucose, urinalysis and malaria RDTs, and the bedside verification test)
  • Make the rounds in the morning and evening rooms for the collection of blood in the tubes, blades in order to carry out the requested examinations.
  • Ensure that the results of the laboratory exams are returned to the ward and given to the health care staff.
  • Active participation in organized medical meetings.
  • Preparing and packing samples for epidemiological or clinical investigations in referral laboratories and document all the tests in appropriate tools
  • Assist the laboratory supervisor in the collection of laboratory data as needed and report any emergency findings when it occurs to the PMR.
  • Carry out his job with respect to MSF principles and patient confidentiality

Note: This list of activities is not exhaustive, MSF may ask you to perform other tasks according to the needs of the context


    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements


    • Education: Essential Laboratory Technician diploma /degree.
    • Experience: Minimum two years working experience essential.
    • Languages: Mission language (English) desirable and local language (Hausa) essential.
    • Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
    • Competencies: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, service

    As per the MSF salary scale (National Contract).

    Application Closing Date
    15th May, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send a CV, Motivation Letter and copies of all necessary credentials preferably by email: indicating in subject their full name and “lab tech” application.
    Submit a CV and motivation letter and CREDENTIALS in person, in an envelope marked "Laboratory Technician – Gwoza" to MSF Spain Gwoza office, Gwoza LGA, Office.


    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
    • MSF encourages female candidates to apply. MSF encourages people with disability status to apply.

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    About Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) - Spain
    Job Summary
    May 7, 2019
    Offer Type
    Minimum of 2years
    May 15, 2019
    Medical/ Health
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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