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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2024
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    The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Volunteer Pharmaceutical Technician

    Key Responsibilities

    • Receive, verify and record all incoming items in the Hospital drug store.
    • Issue and record all items duly requested by the consumption units in the prescribed format.
    • Ensure proper filling and storage of all the documents in the hospital drug store.
    • Monitor consumptions of items in the consumption units.
    • Ensure proper storage of all items in the Hospital drug store.
    • Regularly monitor expiry dates of all items.
    • Monitor on poor utilized and slow moving items and in consultation with the supervisor advice the prescribers/users accordingly.
    • Monitor the stock levels and in consultation with the supervisor to avoid unnecessary stock outs.
    • Record twice daily the temperatures in the cold room and the fridge.
    • Ensure proper maintenance of cold chain in the drug store.
    • Offer pharmaceutical advice when required.
    • With the supervisor assist in preparation of consumption reports.
    • Conduct regular physical inventory to ensure compliance of records.
    • Creation of picking slips.
    • Do any other duty as assigned to you by your supervisor or designate.

    Key Result Areas

    • Accurate and timely documentation of all issues and received drugs and medical items.
    • Daily recording and tracking of temperatures in the cold room and the fridge
    • Timely issue orders to the various units in the prescribed forms on their ordering days.
    • Proper storage of drugs and medical items.
    • Tracking of expiries and slow moving items.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A Diploma in pharmacy from a recognized institution.
    • He/She must be enrolled by the pharmacy and poisons board
    • At least three years hospital pharmacy experience.
    • Good communication and writing skills
    • Computer literate
    • A good team player
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Ability to work ethically in demanding environment.
    • Good customer care skills.

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    Volunteer Laboratory Technologist

    The laboratory technologist will actively contribute in the improvement of quality of care by ensuring quality laboratory services are delivered to the beneficiaries. He/she will be supervising all laboratory assistants and will capacity build them through laboratory assistants training and on bench training. He/She will be answerable to Senior Laboratory Technologist.

    Program Management:

    • Perform Laboratory investigations as per clinician’s request and ensure accurate, reliable and timely results.
    • Maintain order and smooth flow of patients.
    • Participate in in-service training and regular on bench refresher courses for Kenyan and refugee staff.
    • Ensure that all relevant records are updated and maintained.
    • Monitor and supervise proper usage of laboratory reagents.
    • Maintain Laboratory machines in good order- cleaning and covering after use.
    • Ensure general laboratory cleanliness is maintained.
    • Report any unusual statistics or observations to the laboratory in-charge.
    • Ensure SOPS are used at all times.
    • Ensuring safety procedures in the laboratory are maintained.
    • Preparing stains, reagents and solutions necessary for all lab tests.
    • Participate in the department planning and forecasting of laboratory supplies.
    • Monitor proper safety standards in the laboratory.
    • Organize biological samples for shipment.
    • Writing and reviewing Sops.
    • Timely submission of weekly, Monthly, and quarterly reports.
    • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability.
    • Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations.

    Human Resource:

    • Supervise laboratory incentive staff in collaboration with the senior lab technologist to ensure work is done properly.
    • Countercheck all work done by incentive staff.

    Program Activities:

    • Ensure laboratory tests are performed accurately and timely.
    • Ensure revised SOPs are used in all testing procedures.
    • Ensure proper collection, packaging and transportation of laboratory samples to Nairobi hospital and/or other outsourced centre.
    • Ensure proper storage of laboratory reagents and cold chain system to avoid compromised reagents that may lead to false reporting.

    Reporting and Coordination:

    • Ensure all laboratory reports are done on time and sent to Supervisor, HIS, HM and other offices as may be indicated.
    • Notify your supervisor of all investigations above the normal threshold.
    • Report any laboratory incidents to the senior lab technologist.


    • Carry out any other duty assigned by your supervisor.

    Key Result Areas

    • Quality of lab services- reliable and timely.
    • Cleaning and orderliness of the workplace
    • FIFO and FEFO application in stock management
    • Training of lab assistant’s course and other CME
    • Timely reporting.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Diploma in medical laboratory sciences.
    • MUST be registered by KMLTTB.
    • 3 years’ experience in clinical laboratories.
    • Experience working with non-profitable organization.
    • Flexibility at work.
    • Cultural sensitivity.
    • Team player.

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