Laboratory Technician – Harare – UNDP

Harare, Zimbabwe
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Laboratory Technician – Harare – UNDP

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Laboratory Technician – Harare – UNDP


The UN Clinic laboratory Technician performs his/her functions under the direct supervision of the Health Manager of the UN Clinic. The UN Clinic operates under the general supervision of UNDP on regards of all administrative matters.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the UN Clinic Laboratory to ensure smooth operation of the day to day functions;
  • Regular maintenance of all laboratory equipment following the technical specifications of the manufacturers of the equipment;
  • Fast and efficient resolution of all problems related to laboratory performance;
  • Proper reporting of problems to manufacturer’s customer service;
  • Proficient communication and coordination with maintenance technician and prompt facilitation of an on-site service needed;
  • Ensure safe handling of bio-hazardous materials in compliance with the international standards and practices;
  • Draws blood samples applying international sterilisation and bio safety standards;
  • Collects and labels urine, stool and sputum samples for different tests following international bio safety standards;
  • Perform all laboratory tests as requested by the Medical Doctor in a prompt and professional manner;
  • Autoclave and sterilize the instruments and containers following international standard of bio safely;
  • Assist in organisation and implementation of health promotion/monitoring programmes;
  • Perform diagnostic and screening laboratory tests using the available equipment and instruments;
  • Report in a timely fashion results of tests to the Medical doctor;
  • Ensure that the reports are managed in timely, promptly and confidential manner;
  • Ensure the results for the patient using the services of VCT are managed in a confidential manner;
  • Ensure appropriate disposal of hazardous material following international standards of bio safety in coordination with the Medical doctor, Nurse and pharmacist;
Administrative duties
  • Ensure proper management of reagents stock; Keep an up to date inventory records of laboratory supplies and ensures that the supplies are always replenished and adequate;
  • Make arrangements for outside tests for UN staff when required;
  • Keep records of all work done in the laboratory and provide statistical report in regards to laboratory services;

Required Skills and Experience

  • Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma ;
  • A degree in a medical laboratory science;
  • 6 years’ experience  in a similar role for diploma holders;
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar role for degree holders;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable;
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and one national language.
Closing date for applications 21 November 2019 before midnight.
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