Assistant - Lab Technician

  DACAAR
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 719
Date Posted:Sep 12, 2019
Reference:PS-008/2019
Closing Date:Oct 1, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:386 - 387 USD monthly
Years of Experience:1 - 5 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About DACAAR:

 

We are a non-political, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian and developmental organization working to improve the lives of the Afghan people since 1984. We address the acute needs of the most vulnerable and support early recovery and sustainable development for all Afghans. We align our work to the specific needs and priorities of the Afghan communities.

Job Summary:

The WET Centre Water Quality Assistant Lab Technician is responsible for operations of the Water Quality Testing Laboratory. 

Skills Required:

Ability to Work Under Pressure

Provinces to travel:

Kabul
Kapisa
Parwan
Wardak
Logar
Nangarhar
Laghman
Panjshir
Baghlan
Bamyan
Ghazni
Paktika
Paktya
Khost
Konar
Nooristan
Badakhshan
Takhar
Kunduz
Samangan
Balkh
Sar-e-Pul
Ghor
Daykundi
Urozgan
Zabul
Kandahar
Jawzjan
Faryab
Helmand
Badghis
Herat
Farah
Nimroz

Skills Description:

·        Accomplished professional who can work well both independently and within a team.

·        Possesses a careful, methodical approach to their work and is attentive to the details.

·        Familiar with common field-based water quality testing; microbiological, chemical, and physical test equipment.

·        Proven ability to be a self starter.

·        Possesses excellent communication skills (written and oral).

·        Imaginative and innovative in approaches to training, communication and capacity building.

·        Able to quickly establish credibility with clients, stakeholders, workshop participants, and potential donors.

·        Principled and ethical with a passion for empowerment and a desire to make a difference.

Must be familiar with usage of Windows-based computer programs (WORD, EXCEL, and POWERPOINT), internet search and e-mail.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Performs water sampling and testing at field level and centre and analyze and document the results.

·        Implement water quality testing laboratory Standard Operating Procedures and practices.

·        Ensures adherence to established WET Centre standards.

·        Informs timely the Senior Lab Technician for all laboratory equipment and supplies required.

·        Supports the Senior Lab technician in timely procurement of all testing equipment and supplies

·        Assist in preparation and updating of the Standard Operating Procedures for all laboratory activities.

·        Contributes in identification of shortcomings in water quality testing in order to customize testing programs and procedures to suit the standards and requirements

·        Assists in delivery of Water Quality training workshops.

·        Assist the Senior Lab Technician in development of the laboratory budget.

·        Assists in water awareness programs for IDPs, refugees, school children, women’s groups, communities, local government and NGOs when required.

·        Supports action research on demonstration projects in order to evaluate and recommend best practices for design and implementation of projects.


Any other tasks directed by the Senior Lab technician

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Education/ Qualification and Employment Benefits                                               

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Chemistry or relevant discipline (sciences or health) and/or equivalent relevant experience.

 

Experience:

One (1) years experience in laboratory or field based water quality testing, or related laboratory experience in health sector, sciences, and food or water industry.

 

Other qualifications’ an advantage:

·        Accomplished professional who can work well both independently and within a team.

·        Possesses a careful, methodical approach to their work and is attentive to the details.

·        Familiar with common field-based water quality testing; microbiological, chemical, and physical test equipment.

·        Proven ability to be a self starter.

·        Possesses excellent communication skills (written and oral).

·        Imaginative and innovative in approaches to training, communication and capacity building.

·        Able to quickly establish credibility with clients, stakeholders, workshop participants, and potential donors.

·        Principled and ethical with a passion for empowerment and a desire to make a difference.

·        Must be familiar with usage of Windows-based computer programs (WORD, EXCEL, and POWERPOINT), internet search and e-mail.

Languages: Oral and written fluency in(English, Dari, Pashto)

 

Employment benefits:

·        Good training opportunities to enhance employees’ skills

·        Severance pay: one month salary per year of service

·        24 days of paid annual leave per year

·        10 days of paid sick leave per year

·        2 days weekend

·        30 days of paid Hajj leave (after the completion of one year service)

·        90 days of paid maternity leave for female employees(after the completion of three months service)

·        5 days of paid paternity leave for male employees(after the completion of three months service)

·        Eid bonus on both Eids (after the completion of three months service)

·        15 days of public holidays per year

·        Transportation Allowance AFN (1500)/ month

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