Quality Control Technician

  Ministry of Public Health
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1589
Date Posted:Apr 11, 2017
Reference:Qu/Con/Tech/HSS
Closing Date:Apr 24, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Gender:Any
Functional Area:General
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:90

About Ministry of Public Health:

Founded:  

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) is tasked with a critical mandate; to deliver and promote sustainable and accessible health care services to the people of Afghanistan. Social and economic advancement can only be realized in a thriving and healthy society. The success of the MoPH is heavily driven in its ability to plan and use allocated resources effectively. Effective financial management is therefore critical for sustainable development and is the primary tool that translates the MoPH development strategies into noticeable outcomes or service delivery. Good governance and democratic accountability relies on transparent management of the MoPH budget. Therefore, ineffective financial management undermines the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions and hinders the country’s progress towards improved and sustainable health care. MoPH finance directorate is going through a reform process and after reviewing the structure of finance directorates of other line ministries such as MRRD, MoE and MAIL, has proposed a new and standard structure that is approved by MoPH leadership, for this purpose MoPH needs a qualified staff as head of coordination and reporting unite, to take the responsibility of overall coordination and financial reporting of MoPH.

Job Summary:

Objectives:

This position has functional responsibility for the Microbiology lab units located at the regional reference and provincial labs (mentioned in above table). He/She is also responsible for preparing QC testing scheme, ATCC strains and internal quality control measures as per approved EQA guideline for GF-HSS lab project.

QC is examining “control” materials of known substances along with patient samples to monitor the accuracy and precision of the complete examination (analytic) process. The primary objective of this unit is to functionalize Provincial Labs (PLs) and enable lab team to utilize the available services and then implement quality improvement initiatives within their laboratory and for the greater benefit of all Lab Network in Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities

 CPHL QC unit technologist is responsible to prepare QC samples for bacteriology at provincial levels and virology and ELISA samples at regional levels laboratories, as per approved EQA guideline with close collaboration of CPHL department heads;
 Responsible for frequent visits and on the job training at provincial targeted labs to enable them utilizes the available lab assets and provide bacteriology services;
 Work closely with CPHL Bacteriology, ELISA, PCR and other units for establishment of QC program for the required stages of laboratory testing;
 Work closely with CHPL-GF HSS team for quality system essential elements as recommended by WHO for Lab Quality Management System (LQMS) step-wise approach.
 To ensure that lab staffs are performing quality testing to attain all of the competencies outlined in the Objectives of GF HSS Lab Project, successfully pass their quality Control examinations tests;
 Responsible for preparing standard reports and feedbacks (pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical parts) for improvement of lab services under GF-HSS quality control program;
 Any other tasks requested by the respected PHD for technical support and the CPHL directorate/GF HSS lab project manager for the sake of well establishment of QC program for laboratory services.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications and experience:

 Medical Technologist;
 2 years working experience in Medical Laboratory , practically running Bacteriology Culture services in diagnostic or research laboratory;
 Self-directed, team player with good interpersonal, sound negotiation and problem solving skills;
 Ability to travel to the provincial levels for on the job training (OJT) to secure and non-secure provinces;
 Ability of using/maintaining lab equipment related to bacteriology and bench person will be preferred;
 Fluency in English Language (writing, reading, speaking)
 Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
 Ability to travel to the provincial levels for on the job training (OJT) to secure and non-secure provinces;
 Ability of using/maintaining lab equipment related to bacteriology and bench person will be preferred;
 Fluency in English Language (writing, reading, speaking)
 Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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