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Laboratory Intern Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program


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About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable communities in Zambian. Recent programming areas include: nutrition, agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early child development.

Job Summary:

Improve CRS coverage through active result tracking from PCR Laboratories into Lab registers, Patient files and Smartcare (where available). Transcription of results into facility documents (manual and electronic). Efficiently provide comprehensive weekly feedback on progress to set targets per site.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deduce true missing VL and EID results of site under one’s responsibility.
  • Actively obtain all missing hard copy results/DISA results from PCR Labs.
  • Transcribe into Lab registers all missing VL and EID results.
  • Where applicable, log into Smartcare all valid EID and VL results
  • Work with site VL.EID champion to log into patient files all obtained results
  • Work with M&E teams at site to ensure VL and EID coverage submitted to CRS is accurate.
  • Provide weekly scope of work and weekly report of achieved versus agreed upon targeted performance.
  • Any other related activities assigned by supervisor.
  • Deduce VL and EID coverage gaps and actively work with supervisors to close them.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Biological Sciences/Biomedical Sciences diploma/degree required.
  • HPCZ Lab Technologist/Scientist registration required
  • Competence in the Microsoft package (especially word and excel) required
  • Experience working in a diagnostic Lab will be an added advantage

Personal Skills


  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results oriented. Able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.

Required

Travel Required (90% of the time, staff to be working in facilities and at PCR laboratory)

Key Working Relationships:
Technical Supervision : CRS Lab Unit
Administrative Supervision: CRS Chreso Kabwe Clinical Mentor
Internal: Technical and SI Departments.
External: Kabwe PCR Laboratory + Chreso Kabwe Ministries Lab Manager.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: crszambiajobs@crs.org Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.
The closing date for applications is. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Note: By applying for this job, you understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, you understand that if you are a successful candidate, you will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and your personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate your behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and curriculum vitae which should include three references to: crszambiajobs@crs.org. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 15th April 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

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Laboratory Intern Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

Laboratory Intern Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program