Laboratory Assistant – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

Lifeline Gedo (LLG)

Laboratory Assistant – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

LIFELINE-GEDO

Terms of Reference (TOR)

BACKGROUND

Lifeline Gedo (LLG) is national non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated towards ensuring that local communities in Somalia are resilient and able to cope with perennial shocks that threaten their livelihoods year in year out. LLG engages in long-term development work, responds to emergency situations, and seeks to address the root causes of poverty.

1.      POSITION INFORMATION
Position Title Laboratory Assistant (One positions)
Duty Station Elwak, Gedo, Somalia
Organizational Unit Program
Reporting Directly To Clinical Officer
Overall Supervision By Health and Nutrition Coordinator.
Remuneration Negotiable
Managerial Responsibility None.
Duration 12 months with possibility of extension.
Directly Reporting Staff : CHW /TBAs
2.       ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE
For increasing access to Health and Nutrition, Lifeline Gedo works in urban and remote villages in Gedo region through the provision of health and Nutrition services that include treatment of SAM, MAM, essential maternal and child health services in partnership funded by GFFO.
Job Summary: 

 

In collaboration with the Clinical Officer the Qualified nurse will ensure quality EPHs services are provided to beneficiaries at the assigned locations in Elwak, Somalia district. The successful candidate will be expected to work full time on every week, spending the whole day at facility.Assistants work in a science laboratory collaborating with clinical officer to perform experiments. They’re typically responsible for collecting and preparing various testing samples using different types of lab equipment. she/he will be  in charge of managing and organization all of the lab’s records and other documents. Lab Assistants stay updated on lab policies, safety regulations and other procedures to keep all lab employees and experiments safe and compliant.

he/she will be working with the laboratory employees to conduct tests and experiments. The Lab Assistants will then take these results, analyse them and provide this information to their management team. He/she also complete basic laboratory tasks, like labelling samples, cleaning the lab rooms and sterilizing equipment.

Main Duties & 

Responsibilities:

 

ü  Prepare lab equipment for upcoming research experimentsü  Report data and compile information into graphs and documents

ü  Clean and maintain lab equipment

ü  Use testing items and subjects to gather results

ü  Gather data and information from test subjects

ü  Monitor ongoing tests and experiments, noting any differences

Qualifications Essential 

 

All applicants should be the resident of Elwak Somalia.ü  3 years of experience as a Lab Assistant

ü  MA degree in Medical Technology, Biology, or similar relevant field

ü  at least one years of experience with automated laboratory equipment

ü  Computer literacy

ü  At least one years of experience with Laboratory Information Systems

ü  Attention to detail

ü  Strong analytical skills

ü  Critical thinker

ü  Great communication skills

ü  Current license or relevant certification

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by submitting their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to llg.hr@lifelineorganisation.org  with the subject line and vacancy notice number “Application for Laboratory Assistant ” The closing date for application is on 30th  of November 2021. Applications and CVs submitted after deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Due to the fact this position is urgent, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, and we may offer posts before the closing date.

 

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