Laboratory Technician New Job Opportunity at UNDP Tanzania | Deadline: 17th July, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Opportunity at UNDP Tanzania, Laboratory Technician | Deadline: 17th July, 2019
Title: Laboratory Technician
Agency UNDP
Job ID 24584
End DTE 17/07/2019
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of functions/key results expected
Clinical duties
•Administrative duties

Clinical Duties:
Under the overall supervision of the Medical Doctor or his/her nominee within delegated authority, the Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the following duties:
• Management of the UN dispensary 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 the manufactures’ customer service;
• Proficient communication and coordination with maintenance technician and prompt facilitation of an on-site service if needed;
• Ensure safe handling of bio-hazardous materials in compliance with the international standards and practices;
• Draws blood samples applying international sterilization and bio safety standards;
• Collects and labels urine, stool and sputum samples for different tests following international bio safety standards;
• Preform all laboratory tests as requested by the Medical Doctor in promptly and professional matter;
• Autoclave and sterilize the instruments and containers following international standard of bio safety;
• Assist in organization 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;
• In close coordination with the national HIV advisor and the Medical Doctor, organized the VCT at the laboratory, following the guidelines of ONUSIDA;
• Ensure that the results for the patient using the services of CVT are managed in confidential and timely manner;
• Ensure appropriate disposal of the hazardous material following international standards of bio safety in coordination with the Medical Doctor, Nurse and Pharmacist

2) Administrative Duties:
• Ensure proper management of reagents stock; Keep an inventory of laboratory supplies and ensures that the supplies are always replenished and adequate;
• Make arrangements for outside laboratory tests for UN staff when required;
• Keep records of all work done in the laboratory and provide statistical report in regard to laboratory activities.

3) Impact Results:
• The incumbent analyzes and produces laboratory results with maximum precision leading to reliable results. This will assist in timely diagnosis of ailments. The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the UN dispensary. Accurate, safe, cost effective and timely execution of the fully documented results strengthens the capacity of the UN Clinic at the duty station, and facilitates subsequent action by the supervisor.

Core Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 2: Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations

Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 2: Proactively identifies new opportunities and challenges

People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 2: Takes ownership of responsibilities


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 2: Understands, explains and shares information on assigned tasks with accuracy and clarity

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 2: Meets goals and timelines for delivery of products or services;

Demonstrate competence in laboratory testing and modern laboratory technology. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Execute & Learn: Perform defined tasks

Planning and Organizing:
Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and to plan own work
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Commitment to continuous learning:
Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new skills in the nursing field.
Level 2:Execute & Learn:Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Technology Awareness:
Proficiency in relevant laboratory equipment.
Level 2: Technical Assistance: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Good interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Informed and transparent decision making.
Level 2: Execute & Learn: Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Client Orientation:
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients. Responds to client needs promptly
Level 2: Execute & Learn:Performs defined tasks efficiently and deepens knowledge of area of work

Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Required Skills and Experience
• Medical Laboratory Technician Diploma required.
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• 6 years of experience as a laboratory technician is required. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is desirable.

Language Requirements:
• Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable  

Important applicant information
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.