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Medical Laboratory Technologists (30) Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation

East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.


Kenya is among the four countries participating in the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) funded by the World Bank (IDA).

This project aims to support a network of quality and timely laboratory diagnosis of TB, Malaria and other communicable diseases in the region by strengthening human capacity development, laboratory commodities and infrastructure in six sites under the project.

The project is recruiting a total of (30) laboratory technologists; (10) of which at Graduate level and (20) at Diploma level to work in Wajir, Machakos, Malindi, Kitale, Busia district hospitals and National Public Health Laboratory Services, Nairobi under the EAPHLN project.


1. Ten (10) Medical Laboratory Technologists I (Graduate) 

Job Group

Specific Duties

  • Perform quality assurance and quality control in the laboratory, leading to accreditation with internationally recognized standards.
  • Participate in internal and external quality assurance programmes.
  • Establish and maintain systems for implementation of laboratory activities: Planning introduction of new diagnostic procedures, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure quality procedures are maintained in the preanalytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of specimens processing.
  • Participate in development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Development of biosafety programmes in the laboratory.
  • Supervise and mentor Medical laboratory Technologists in satellite project laboratories.
  • Implementation of commodity management practices to ensure regular and consistent supply of equipment and laboratory consumables.
  • Conduct operational research activities on TB, Malaria and other communicable diseases within the project area.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board (KMLTTB).
  • Be computer literate.
  • The officer will work under the Laboratory Manager of the health facility.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly reports on activities undertaken in the laboratory.
  • Propel the laboratory towards accreditation.
  • Collaboration with other project sites in the country.
  • Enrollment of the laboratory to external quality assurance.
  • Compile reports of duties assigned to him/her by the Laboratory Manager.
2. Twenty (20) Medical Laboratory Technologists III (Diploma)
Job Group

Specific Duties
  • Undertake visits to sub district laboratories and promote quality assurance.
  • Assist and train staff to perform specialized tests in microbiology and/specialized TB diagnosis
  • Specimen collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting and dispatch of results.
  • Reagents preparation and storage.
  • Development and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Carry out quality control/quality assurance programme
  • Commodity management to ensure no stock outs in the laboratory
  • Conduct outreach laboratory services.
  • Participate in continuous professional development.
  • Compile reports on activities undertaken
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E), mean grade C (plain) or its equivalent with C (plain) in either Biology or Biological Science, Chemistry or Physical sciences, English or Kiswahili and C (plain) in Mathematics or Physics.
  • A Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from any institution recognized by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board (KMLTTB).
  • Be registered by the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board (KMLTTB).
  • Be computer literate.
  • The medical laboratory technologist will report to the Laboratory Manager of the health institution.
  • Collect samples, analyze and produce quality reports
  • Compile daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Documentation of Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs).
  1. Medical Laboratory Technologist I, Job Group ‘K’ Starting salary Ksh. 26,323
  2. Medical laboratory technologist III, Job Group ‘H’ Starting salary Ksh. 16,692
Other benefits include house, medical, risk, commuter and hardship allowances where applicable.

Terms of Service

Two (2) year contract renewable depending on performance.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit hand written application specifying whether Graduate Medical Laboratory Technologist or Diploma Medical Laboratory Technologist and the Specific area/hospital they would like to be posted.

Attach copies of detailed curriculum vitae with daytime telephone contacts and other testimonials and names of two referees with their telephone contacts to reach the undersigned not later than 25th July 2011.

The interviews will be conducted at the 6 satellite laboratory sites.

All applications should be sent to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation
Afya House, Cathedral road
Room 314
Address: P.O. Box 30016-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254-20-2717077

Supported by the World Bank - EAPHLN project

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