Laboratory Technician

FHI 360, Gaborone, Botswana

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd March, 2020

Job Description

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant software skills such as Integrated Patient Management System
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, concepts and industry practices and standards with analytical testing procedures and equipment.
  • Strong knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret data and prepare reports.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Works on assignments that are complex in nature with considerable judgment and initiative required to resolve problems and make recommendations.
  • Demonstrates good judgment using select methods and techniques for obtaining solutions within defined policies and procedures.
  • Decisions made generally affect own job or specific functional area.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • Has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments.
  • Makes recommendations to management to improve processes and procedures.
  • Typically reports to a Supervisor or Manager.

Minimum of Diploma or High National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or its International Equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Trials, Life Science, Sciences or Related Field.

  • Typically requires 3-5 years of laboratory services including routine analytical analyses.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language as appropriate.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO).
  • Typical Physical Demands:
  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
  • Technology to be Used:
  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
  • Travel Requirements:
  • Less than 10%


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