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Laboratory Technologist

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Republic of Zambia

Ministry of Health Provincial Health Office

Western Province

Employment Opportunities (Internal And External)

Provincial Health Office, Western Province with support from US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB. STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons who meet the minimum requirements to fill the following vacant positions on contract basis subject for renewal:

Location: Health facility level in Western Province

Job Purpose:

To Conduct laboratory activities at the Hospital and Health centers to contribute to the achievement of the UNAID 95-95-95 goals and CDC set goals under the laboratory domain

Reports to: Laboratory in-Charge

Principal Accountability (Main Duties):

  • Facilitates enrolment of HIV testers in the assigned sites and certifies them according to the national certification program.
  • Participates in national Proficiency Testing (PT) Program for all HIV/TB Laboratory (RT. CD4, TB, VL. and PCR).
  • Monitors specimen collection storage and transportation Implements Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) activities towards regional/international accreditation
  • Provides accurate recording/reporting of Laboratory commodities to avoid stock outs
  • Monitors and analyses Laboratory data in order to inform decisions and report to the management accordingly.

Job Specifications/Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Full Certificate or equivalent
  • Must be between the age of 21 and 45 years
  • Diploma in Biomedical Sciences

Fully Registered with the Health Professions Council of Zambia with a valid practicing license:

  • Three (3) years relevant experience
  • Experience and knowledge of ARVs and Essential Medicines Logistics management
  • Ability to write technical papers and reports clearly in English
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English and local languages

Other skills/Attributes:

  • Computer literate, Managerial skills, Good Interpersonal relations and ability to use initiative.

Method of Application

Instructions for submission of applications

The applicants meeting the above job specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their application letter, detailed curriculum vitae. Photocopies of NRC, professional and academic qualifications and any other relevant documents.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A One (1) year contract will be offered to successful candidate subject to renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Clearly mark on top of the envelope the position you are applying for.

Address applications to:

The Provincial Health Director,

Provincial Health Office,

Independence Road,

P.O.Box 910022


Application deadline
29 Aug 13:04