Head of Laboratory and Quality Control Manager

  Ministry of Finance
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 453
Date Posted:Aug 5, 2019
Closing Date:Aug 11, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:General
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Finance:


The future Afghanistan High Security Printing Company, under the framework of the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, will be the sole entity for printing government institutions’ secure print products. With modernization of technology in printing industry and enhancement of standard requirements in print products, it calls for adjustment of technology and human resources capacities in government printing elements. Thus, the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, jointly with financial and technological support of the Federal Government of Germany, is working on the establishment of a new department under the umbrella of the existing state printing facility, Sukuk Printing Press and Mint. The purpose of establishment of such structure is to strive for production of secure print products that match with international standards. The envisioned department will run with qualified personnel who would be operating on highly sophisticated hardware that will produce products matching the regional and international quality standards.

Job Summary:

As the person in charge of ensuring results of the highest quality, the lab manager creates systems to monitor data quality and performance. He/she also confirms that procedures adhere to safety and compliance rules and regulations. The lab manager's job is to conduct testing in timely manner, to personally review any abnormal results, and to find the root of such results. The laboratory quality manager hires and manages staff, and ensures that all employees receive proper training. He/she may also work with vendors and verifies that they follow agreed standards.

Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

·        Preferably, at least two years of relevant professional experience in Afghanistan or abroad

·        Fluent in either of national languages, and excellent English skills as required to keep up with the literature, and to act on instructions in manuals and handbooks; 

·        Sound knowledge of security ink and paper and their chemical properties; all chemical agents and their reactions; maintenance and storage problems associated with inventory;

·        Excellent communication skills both in written and verbal correspondence;

·        Ability to understand info-graphic data and equipment manuals;

·        Analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills;

·        Good computer skills as required for book-keeping, recording, and database maintenance related to testing and quality experience;

·        Willingness to share information with others, to train assistants, and to assure that they can substitute during absences of the manager.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Understand all aspects of the print process including consumables and equipment to identify quality issues; contribute to an identification of problem sources and their solution; 

·        Be aware of international test norms, regularly update his knowledge base, and implement practical test methods as feasible;

·        Keep records of quality issues and share them with managers for productions, purchasing and marketing;

·        Raise awareness of high security print standards and develop internal test procedures for both high security consumables and products;

·        Draw up test instructions and organize quality testing processes associated with incoming goods (consumables such as ink, paper and other chemical agents) and performs quality inspection with purchasing unit;

·        Closely observe production processes and print output to make decisions in case of irregular test results;

·        Manage the laboratory including its staff and equipment;

·        Communicate with suppliers of testing equipment and maintenance service providers in case of an equipment malfunctions in coordination with heads of other sections or departments;

·        Monitor test processes performed by laboratory assistant as per standard operating procedures;

·        Adhere to safety and security procedures as described in standard operating procedures and ensure that they are followed by laboratory assistant

·        Follow-up on accidents and provide instructions.

·        Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


University degree in chemical engineering, biochemistry or pharmacy (medicine productions branch only); relevant diploma courses

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Head of Laboratory and Quality Control Manager
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