Laboratory Field Officer Job at The International Committee of the Red Cross

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united by seven Fundamental Principles.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Maiduguri Sub
Delegation, is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the job vacancy

Job Title: Laboratory Field Officer
Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with local counterparts and contribute to the
    improvement of the quality of the blood bank in the State Specialist
    Hospital, Maiduguri and to ensure safe laboratory practice is followed.
  • Liaise with hospital staff to ensure specimen collection procedures are safe and accurate, with correct documentation.
  • Train staff in collecting statistics, and ensure monthly laboratory statistics are accurate.
  • Ensure the regular maintenance of lab equipment and ensure supplies and reagents are used correctly and economically.
  • Compile clinical data from the blood bank
  • Work with the hospital blood bank team to assist the hospital
    blood bank provide the optimal standard of support within guidelines
    provided by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and ICRC
  • Ensure all staff complete correct specimen documentation and registration.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality procedures are maintained
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Required Qualifications

  • Certified Laboratory Technologist/Scientist, registered with the Laboratory Board
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel…).
  • Good spoken and written knowledge of English
  • At least 2 to 3 years of experience as blood bank/|Lab technologist
  • Degree or equivalent qualification as a Haematologist/ Immuno-haematologist

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Ability to provide both formal teaching sessions and informal on the job training.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various cultures and professional backgrounds

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application
letters, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to:


  • Please clearly indicate “Laboratory Field Officer Maiduguri” as
    the subject of your application (Applications intended for this role
    without this subject will not be treated)
  • Late application will not be considered
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • However, ICRC will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

Application Deadline  21st October, 2016.

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