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25 Mar 2023

Laboratory Technologist x3 (Fixed Term) at Right to Care Zambia

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Job Description

Right to Care is at the vanguard in supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. We work with government and communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthening public healthcare.

We embrace a strong entrepreneurial culture and focuses on innovation and the use of technology to enhance services, address skills shortages, and deliver quality healthcare outcomes. Our areas of expertise include HIV and TB care and treatment, pharmacy automation, medical male circumcision, and cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Right to Care Zambia has been awarded a five (5) year project funded by the USAID through the PEPFAR mechanism. The USAID – Action HIV project aims to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission by achieving the UNAIDS and PEPFAR goal of 95/95/95 HIV treatment coverage by providing comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment maintenance services in Luapula, Northern and Muchinga provinces of Zambia. The USAID Action HIV project will work closely with and in support of the Ministry of Health.

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in Biomedical Sciences/ Medical Laboratory Sciences
  •  Minimum 2 to 3 Years Working in Medical Laboratory or Related Field
  • Experience in Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience in Laboratory stock Management and ELMIS systems
  • Understands ISO 15189 requirements
  • Ability to follow biohazard guidelines

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • Experience in Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Experience in Quality Management System by ensuring all EQA specimen reach desired facilities and Laboratories
  • Member of Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)


  • Planning and Organizing
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and great coordination skills
  • Teamwork
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Ability to multitask


  • Monitor and report on the implementation of eLABS by facilities using the eLABS dashboard
  •   Maintain a clean pending list by identifying samples that are outstanding from being processed timeously and acting on it.
  • Monitor District and Facility inventory stock management for Laboratory equipment, Reagents, and consumables.
  • Ensure availability of VL and EID stationery (Plain papers, barcodes, VL and EID Registers, Job Aides and SOP’s.
  • Manage stock and timely request for new stock.
  • Ensure district courier motorbikes riders adhere to the sample tracking form and Courier schedule (Shipping List).
  • Create demand for VL, HPV, TB, and EID sample collection at facility, district and hub level.
  • Schedule Participate and report on the district technical working groups.
  • Process HIVVL, HPV, EID and TB samples using POC.
  • Provide detailed monthly reports on eLABS performance and availability of tracer commodities in the districts and hub.
  • Monitor TAT and Facility activeness for POC and sample management.
  • Coordinates and facilitates proficiency testing (PT) for all POC tests in the hub.
  • Support QMS activities in the District and Hub Laboratory.
  • Provide a QMS facility performance report on QMS Lab activities
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Method of Application

Applications in form of a Cover Letter and Cv must Indicate the Job Tittle and Location in the Subject Line e.g. (Laboratory Technologist _Mansa) and Send to

[email protected] All Applicants are required to Complete an online Competency Assessments Accessible Using this Link – Applicants that complete the two steps above will be Considered.


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