International Rescue Committee (IRC) – Laboratory Technologist.

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Requisition ID: req27081

Job Title: Laboratory Technologist

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Hagadera, Kenya

Job Description

The Laboratory Technologist will actively contribute in the improvement of quality of care by ensuring quality laboratory services are delivered to the beneficiaries. Reporting to the Senior Laboratory Technologist.

  • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
  • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
  • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
  • Ensure that all relevant laboratory records are updated and maintained.
  • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
  • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
  • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
  • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.
  • Ensure the laboratory SOP’S are used at all times.
  • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
  • Prepare the required stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
  • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.
  • Observe proper safety standards in the laboratory.
  • Organize biological samples for shipment.
  • Timely submission of weekly, monthly and quartly reports.
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability.
  • Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations
  • Supervise laboratory incentive staff in collaboration with the senior lab technologist to ensure work is done properly
  • Countercheck all work done by incentive (refugee) staff.

Program Activities

  • Ensure laboratory tests are performed accurately and timely
  • Ensure revised SOP’s are used in all testing procedures
  • Ensure proper collection, packaging and transportation of laboratory samples to tertiary facilities and/or other outsourced centre.
  • Ensure proper storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain system to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting.

Reporting And Coordination

  • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to Supervisor, HIS, HM and other offices as may be indicated.
  • Notify your supervisor on all investigations above the normal threshold.
  • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.


  • Carry out any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Key Result Areas

  • Quality of lab services- reliable and timely.
  • Cleaning and orderliness of the work place
  • FIFO and FEFO application in stock management
  • Training of lab assistants’ course and other CME
  • Timely reporting.


  • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
  • MUST be registered by KMLTTB.

Required Experience & Competencies

  • Experience in a hospital/medical facility.
  • Flexibility at work.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Team player


Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowance.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.




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