Mission Laboratory Referent

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 3828
Date Posted:Jan 21, 2020
Closing Date:Mar 31, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:64000 - 64150 AFN monthly
Years of Experience:1 Year
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Doctors Without Borders) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.

Job Summary:

main purpose

Define, implement and follow up all laboratory activities in the project area, according to MSF protocols; ensure the proper implementation of protocols and the quality of the laboratory work, and manage staff involved in laboratory activities.

Skills Required:

Health Care

Provinces to travel:


Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:


-        Participate in defining and updating the activities to be undertaken within the laboratory, and assist in medical diagnosis and eradication of diseases of the patients

-        Participate in the definition and update of budgets

-        Ensuring compliance with the basic plans of the laboratory

-        Ensure that all laboratory tests are made according to prescriptions

-        Ensure that the serological and compatibility tests are performed correctly and that donors are identified before all blood transfusions

-        Perform quality-control tests and analysis

-        Supervises laboratory activities in health facilities

-        Ensure the quality of the analysis performed

-        Ensure compliance of hygiene and safety protocols both for the individual as well as for collective protection are implemented in laboratories, making sure that cleaning personnel is informed about biohazards, including:

-        Ensure that all laboratory staff uses required clothes and equipment according to protocols

-        Responsible for hygiene and universal precautions in laboratories according to protocols and with the logistics department

-        Ensure proper registration and records of all lab-related activities, implementing the correct use of the associated management (EpyTryp, etc.) to have a proper recording of laboratory activities

-        Prepare and send slides/samples for external quality control

-        Check and ensure the maintenance of the equipment under his/her responsibility they can be used at any time

-        Ensure that the automatic instrument calibrations are performed correctly

-        Ensure that the inventory of laboratory equipment is done correctly to avoid stock-outs

-        Ensures that inventories of all material and equipment used exist and are updated

-        Compile, analyze and report on lab activities and results to the medical staff and the immediate supervisor providing data on complications, the total number and types of tests and in general any problem with the staff and/or laboratory material. Also participates in the development of epidemiological reports relating to MSF health services

-        Ensures confidentiality of all patients’ laboratory results, according to protocols in place at any time

-        Give regular feedback to the line manager and report directly any issue or incident

-        Perform hands-on tasks as part of the team whenever required or needed in order to optimize the resources and to contribute with his/her knowledge and experience

-        Participate in monthly reports according to guidelines 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Minimum Requirements and Competencies


-        University diploma in biology

-        Proficient user of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) essential

-        Finance/accounting background or education preferable


-        Other experience in similar position essential

-         MSF experience desirable


-        Dari/Pashtu: oral and written desirable

-        English: oral and written essential

working hours and salary

Full Time / 40 hours per week, Saturday to Wednesday 

Salary: The gross salary for this position is 64,150 AFN per month (non-negotiable)

Job Keywords:

In this context, MSF is recruiting a Mission Laboratory Referent.
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