POSITION: Laboratory Technologist – 1


Maternity Africa (www.maternityafrica.org) is a local, donor-funded, Christian nonprofit NGO registered in Tanzania. It is devoted to helping make childbirth safe and to treating obstetrical fistula and other birth-induced injuries. We support local communities, provide information to keep mothers and babies healthy, as well as excellent medical care and training to help ensure safer deliveries.

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, skilled, experienced and highly motivated individual to be part of a wonderful team of dedicated and caring staff who together will create a safe and clinically excellent Maternity Centre. If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment, then this job is for you!

Duties and ResponsibilitiesTo perform routine tests in assigned areas of the laboratory as per current Standard Operating Procedures
To ensure specimens collected and received are documented and managed properly before and after analysis
To evaluate specimen adequacy for test performance
To perform and document preventative and corrective maintenance, function checks
To perform, evaluate and document quality control data and ensure that patient results are reported when quality control does not pass
To ensure a safe working environment in and around the working Clinical Laboratory
To perform instrument troubleshooting to correct problems
To refer client’s inquiries to relevant clinicians
To ensure specimens collected and received are well documented
To ensure timely provision of various reports to and from the laboratory
To ensure valid results are verified before dispatch and are sent to the clinics/wards in a timely fashion
To draw blood from all booking patients for antenatal clinic
To be able to give appropriate counselling for HIV testing
To liaise with Maternity Africa’s procurement officer on a timely basis for procurement of reagents
To maintain a blood bank, with emergency blood available whenever possible. This will include establishing and managing blood donation sessions external to Kivulini Maternity Centre
To maintain a confidential approach to patients’ blood results and other results
To maintain the cleanliness and order of the laboratory
To use universal precautions when drawing and disposing of samples
To use all equipment, utilities and other resources as efficiently as possible to minimise waste
To assist with reviews, audits and investigations of the laboratory, its equipment and procedures
To perform any other duties as reasonably directed by the supervisor

Essential Qualifications and RequirementsA minimum of a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, or related fields from a recognised Institution
Minimum of 3 years of professional, relevant work experience
Be certified as Medical Laboratory Technologist
Have the skills of analysing samples using diverse techniques
Have a proven ability to work in a team under minimal supervision, well written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili are also required
Knowledgeable about parasitology, biochemistry, haematology and microbiology
Strong analytical skills
Technical proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and Professional Certificates to [email protected] please include the reference number in the subject line. Applications should be sent by 31st August, 2023. If you do not hear from us within a month from the closing date please consider your applications unsuccessful.

The selection process will include a series of practical assessments and a competency-based interview.

Please Note:

As a Christian organisation, Maternity Africa seeks always to uphold the highest ethical and moral standards.  Maternity Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and has zero tolerance of any bribery and corruption.  If anyone asks you for any form of payment or other consideration in connection with your application, please inform Maternity Africa’s Country Director immediately at [email protected] and the matter will be dealt with.