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Laboratory Technician


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AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Ethiopia


AHF-Addis Clinic, AA, Ethiopia 


Health Care

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Full time

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Job Description:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global not-for-profit organization that provides cutting edge medicine and advocacy regardless of individuals' ability to pay. Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As we create and implement unparalleled programs in new communities globally, we expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the sole aim of saving more lives.
Currently AHF is providing HIV treatment and care to more than 930,000 patients in 41 countries worldwide. Headquartered at Los Angeles, California, USA, AHF is striving to replicate such achievents to countries like Ethiopia so that needy citizens get the chance to benefit from the program.
To deliver the said services effectively and efficiently, AHF wishes to recruit a dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven, and result oriented professionals to fill required positions.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Perform collection, processing and analysis of biological specimens including bacteriology, immunology, chemistry, hematology, parasitological, serology, urinalysis… and deliver result as per the set time frame (i.e. TAT)
  • Work with the Laboratory Services Coordinator in the preparation and update of standard operating procedure (SOP), manuals, and job aids for all the lab tests done in AHF-ET clinics
  • Assist the phlebotomist in collecting specimens from clients; labeling and transporting specimens to the laboratory
  • Participate in strengthening the lab logistics system in the clinic and provide required guidance to the physician in charge
  • In collaboration with the Lab Services Coordinator, ensure the implementation of Laboratory Quality Management System in the clinic: internal quality control, preventative maintenance, documentation for specific activities, work flow, list of lab test (categorized as facility based and referred tests) with their TAT, trouble shooting, etc.
  • Act as the Quality Officer for AHF-Addis Lab Unit
  • Participate in the preparation and/or adaptation of standard registration books/ logs for all lab activities and ensure their proper utilization
  • Document laboratory test results and timely distribute results to adult and pediatrics departments
  • Ensures all laboratory supplies are available in adequate quantity for the clinic
  • Work closely with the clinical team as to the quality of test result and give feedback/ update as necessary
  • Responsible for the proper handling of laboratory equipment, supplies and laboratory space in orderly and neat manner
  • Register  the referred  test (which are not available in the clinic)
  • Participate in preparing annual/ quarterly/ monthly plan for all lab services (i.e. activity plan & service targets), monitor their implementations & submit report per the set time frame
  • Provide supportive supervision and coaching to other laboratory staff (temporary or outreach) as deemed necessary

Job Requirements:

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution; having a higher qualification or additional health background is an advantage
  • At least three years of experience related to HIV laboratory services and all other diagnostic laboratory services of care and treatment of HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge and skills in laboratory techniques such as: parasitology, microbiology, Immunology (CD4 count, ELISA, HIV rapid Tests), hematology, and biochemistry
  • Training on HIV laboratory services is a necessity; training on other HIV related courses ART, PMTCT, HCT, TB/HIV, MDR TB… is an advantage
  • Enjoys working as a member of a cohesive multi-cultural team
  • Basic computer/software skills and abilities required
  • Good communication skills in English and Amharic

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by email to: Regional Human Resources Manager – AHF Africa Bureau, through: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org
The application must include cover letter of interest, detailed updated CV, copy of academic documents and other credentials, and must be submitted before the deadline.
Workstation for all positions will be in Addis Ababa
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
NB:- Please don’t forget to write the position you are applying on the subject line of your email.

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation - Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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