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Laboratory Technician


About Ministry of Public Health

The MoPH has been launching HSS-GF funded Lab Project through the Central Public Health Lab (CPHL) under the Directorate of Diagnostic Services (DDS) to functionalize PCR, ELISA, Bacteriology culture services at regional/provincial levels laboratories, in compliance with national and international standards.

The candidate of this position will be working under the provincial health directorate (PHD) in Balkh regional reference lab. He/She will work project related activities which are necessary for the establishment of lab network in the country.

The candidate for this position will be part of regional lab team that perform Bacteriology culture services and quality improvement programs/services for regional lab of Balkh.

He/She will be performing all tasks underlined for this position under the direct supervision of Balkh PHD with collaboration of HSS-GF Laboratory Project team at the CPHL-Kabul.

Job Summary

• To functionalize Bacteriology unit including TB culture at the RRL of Balkh;
• To ensure proper quality diagnosis as per the scope of RRL of Balkh;
• To closely work with GF-HSS lab team and support all the available units.

Job Details

Date Posted: 19 Oct 2016 Reference: Lab Tec Balkh
Closing Date: 02 Nov 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Health/Medical Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 1 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

•  Functionalize and enhance Bacteriology culture services of the Regional Reference Laboratory of Balkh;
 Perform Culture testing for Bacteriology including TB Culture services according to the SOP available on sputum, serum, stool and other fluids requested by regional Lab coordinator/international microbiologist in Balkh;
 Monitor the progress of urine and blood cultures, perform sub-cultures on blood samples and stool samples as required by the regional lab head;
 The ability to accurately record information and complete documentation to a required standards in a neat, methodical manner;
 Receive samples, log them in the sample database and store the samples at the appropriate temperature;
 Monitor sample storage conditions, ensure that all fridges, freezers and incubators are working properly at all times;
 Adhere to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines and CPHL laboratory rules and regulations;
 Work safely and carefully and be aware of bio-safety and bio-security concerns;
 Record all results accurately and ensure all computer-based files are saved and stored in a secure manner;
 Perform all QC/QA assurance procedures as required and keep accurate records of the lab results.
 Take part in lab training for the broadening of scope of work for Bacteriology or General lab section
 Perform any other tasks requested by the respected PHD of Balkh and respected partners such NTP, WHO and GF-HSS Lab project team.


 Ability to travel to the provincial level labs for conduction of laboratory trainings and implement quality control programs for labs under HSS coverage in southern region provinces;
 Be able to read, write and understand English language
 Basic computer skills ( MS word, MS Excel, MS PPP )


 Medical Technologist;
 Experience: at least 1 year, familiarity/interest in Bacteriology work is preferred
 Ability to travel to the provincial level labs for conduction of laboratory trainings and implement quality control programs for labs under HSS coverage in southern region provinces;
 Be able to read, write and understand English language
 Basic computer skills ( MS word, MS Excel, MS PPP )

Job Location

Afghanistan - Balkh


Bachelors Degree, Health/Medical

Submission Guideline

(I) Electronic applications will be sent to:sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma
 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education
 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mustafa Sirat, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-794-217733

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mustafa Sirat) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

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