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Laboratory Manager (Intersectional)
MSF - Holland Department, Islamabad
Apply By Nov 30, 2020
Job Description (total positions: 1, posted on: Nov 17, 2020)

Main Purpose:

  • Focal person and support for the Laboratory & Blood Transfusion services, day-to-day operations, quality control & assurance and training of Lab Techs, according to MSF protocols and standards.
  • This person will work for MSF OCA/OCB/OCP; acting as the focal person regarding contact with lo-cal authorities and with MSF operational centres, concerning laboratory & blood transfusion issues, in order to assure intersectional coherence and cooperation.
  • This person will also support as needed for contact with National authorities as far as diagnostic avenues are concerned.
  • The intersectional Lab Manager is not responsible to be the back-up of national Lab Techs/Supervisors during holiday; each section must manage this situation by themselves.
  • However, the person may be requested by the MedCo to provide remote/onsite support where needed in order to ensure minimal disruption to the laboratory services.
  • The intersectional Lab Manager will support Pakistan missions, through team work with all concerned departments (medical, logistic, finance), in solving specific Lab/Blood Trans-fusion issues related to the quality control in Pakistan This includes provision of advice/ support to the missions
  • Lab Supervisors regarding any technical requests.
  • Each section will continue to have their own stock and be responsible and accountable for their Laboratory stock management in-cluding their own international order supply management.
  • The Intersectional Lab Manager may be requested by the MedCo to assist in preparing international medical orders 9Lab Items) in each section


  • Being the focal person he/she will the responsible to communicate with local authorities and in order to ensure a coherent and consistent communication system with the authorities as well as intersectional coherence and cooperation.
  • Participating in the definition of annual planning and budgets and their update.  Ensuring a permanent up-to-date, and if necessary, establishing and proposing new set of guidelines, SOPs, adapting the MSF practices to national regulations.
  • Ensuring that all Medical Coordinators are aware and updated on the national laboratory regulations, guidelines and laws.
  • Supporting the missions in collaboration with the infectious disease and their quick diagnosis.
  • Supporting the country’s missions through teamwork with all concerned departments (medical, logistic, administration) in solving specific quality control/assurance and training issues related to laboratory and blood transfusion in the country.
  • Ensuring that all sections implement the same technical protocols in accordance with MSF Laboratory Manuals.
  • Coordinating regular meetings with the mission Lab Supervisors / MedCos / MFPAs, where information on laboratory & Blood Transfusion services is exchanged and problems shared in order to find common solutions.
  • Collecting data to develop a local purchase database with items and sources authorized for local purchase and visiting distributors and suppliers.
  • Developing contacts and liaising with other NGOs (e.g. ICRC), UN agencies (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.) and local organizations concerned with quality assurance of Laboratory & Blood Transfusion services.
  • Draft and organize periodic maintenance plans of each laboratory analyzer/equipment with BioMed and its execution.
  • Communicate and coordinate with local vendors/distributors to make a maintenance agreement for Lab analyzers if required.
  • Communicate and coordinate activities and training on diagnostic and follow-up tests related to Hepatitis C and B.
  • Ensuring support in implementation and publication of Clinical research on Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
  • Organizing implementation and trainings for other lab activities, related to AMR, including sending samples abroad when needed.

Required Skills

Flexible Approach, Communication Skills, Reporting Skills,

N.G.O./Social Services
Health & Medicine
Job Type
Contract ( First Shift (Day) )
No Preference
Minimum Education
Degree Title
Graduation in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)
Career Level
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience
3 Years(Minimum 3 years professional experiences, including some experience in developing countries with MSF or another international organization)