Full Time
March 1, 2024
Blantyre, Malawi
March 8, 2024

Company: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a non-profit, independent international humanitarian organization committed to delivering medical aid to populations facing crises, with a steadfast commitment to impartiality and without regard to race, religion, creed, or political affiliation. In Malawi, MSF collaborates closely with the Ministry of Health and the local community, particularly in the Cervical Cancer project in the Blantyre district, as well as the CBO Project in Zalewa and Dedza District.

MSFF is looking for its Blantyre Cervical Cancer Project Office:


Workplace                   :        Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Blantyre

Type of contract       :        Daily worker pool

Start date                     :        March 2024

Main purpose of the position

Perform clinical laboratory activities according to MSF protocols, security, and hygiene measures to obtain results to determine the patient’s treatment.

Main Responsibilities

  • According to medical prescription, preparing and performing clinical exams/tests with appropriate techniques and following MSF protocols and procedures. This function includes, among others:
  • Taking blood, vaginal and urethral samples.
  • Centrifuging blood and urine samples.
  • Performing laboratory exams (serology, hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology or parasitological, according to context of the mission).
  • Ensuring proper reporting and registration of the sample results to keep a written track of activity and give information to the relevant persons, ensuring confidentiality.
  • Taking care, manage and organize efficiently the laboratory material/equipment:
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Applying hygiene and safety protocols, doing daily cleaning /maintenance, sterilization, washing general glassware after procedures are done.
  • Ensuring proper sample waste disposal according to MSF protocols and highest safety standards.
  • Supplying orders, do stock, storage conditions follow-up, keep inventory.
  • Keeping organized the data collection system of laboratory results and all information generated from the analysis done.
  • Reporting all relevant information linked to the activity in the laboratory to the line manager, especially the loss/robbery/damage of laboratory equipment or medicines.
  • Performing minor maintenance and cleaning of the biomedical equipment following user manual and Alerting the supervisor in case of malfunctioning of any device List item.

Specific Accountabilities

  • To perform phlebotomy.
  • To receive samples collected from the clinics for analysis.
  • Records patient information and ensure that information match.
  • Analyzes blood samples and reports test results. (FBC, BIOCHEMISTRY AND CRP)
  • Perform daily maintenance as required on Full blood count analyser and other equipment in the Lab and IPD.
  • Preform Quality control tests on all tests performed in the laboratory.
  • Receive and collect samples for referral, document and organise transportation.
  • Tallying invoices from referral Labs with records of referred tests.
  • Liaise with QECH main Lab and other referral Lab for samples and results follow up.
  • To maintain register on daily basis and ensure patients privacy all the time.
  • Provide report of tests done on monthly basis to the Laboratory Manager.
  • Support the Laboratory in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital on demand
  • Performs additional functions related to medical activities.


Education                                  Essential Laboratory Technician Diploma
Experience                               Minimum of 1 Year working experience
Languages                                 English and Chichewa
Knowledge                               Essential computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Internet usage.
Competencies                         Commitment, Teamwork, Flexibility, Results Oriented

How to Apply

Applicants meeting the requirements are encouraged to send their Cover Letter, Updated CV, ID Copy, and relevant certificates to the Human Resources Manager at Médecins sans Frontières France through email to Please use the subject line “LABORATORY TECHNICIAN DAILY WORKER POOL, Your Full Name,” and ensure that each file is appropriately labelled, such as “CV – (Name)”. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date for receiving applications is 8th March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

MSF is an equal opportunity employer: all applicants will be equally considered under the same criteria and expectations. MSF does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees: if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration on email: as soon as possible.