Medical Teams International Job Vacancy


Job Description

       MTI Calling  

 Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world. 

Responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory department including performing routine lab investigations, maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies and providing direct supervision to the Laboratory Assistant. Ensure security and hygiene measures are respected at all times.


  • Collect samples, including performing phlebotomy and conducting home visits to patients unable to travel to health facility, and conduct routine laboratory investigations for patients.
  • Receive, label and analyze samples (blood, stool, sputum, Urine etc.)
  • Design and execute laboratory testing according to standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings.
  • Communicate findings to clinicians and file reports while ensuring confidentiality.
  • Process specimens to be sent to outside laboratories and do follow up as required
  • Maintain quality control of specimen samples
  • Organize and store all chemicals substances, fluids and compressed gases according to safety instructions.
  • Ensure hygiene and sterilization criteria, including universal precautions, are met; manage waste as per good laboratory practices.
  • Ensure biomedical equipment is in good working order by using in accordance with user manual and protocols, perform cleaning and minor maintenance and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning
  • Responsible for departmental materials management including requisition and ensuring appropriate consumption to maintain departmental inventory levels
  • Develop and conduct CMEs for medical staff as required
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility.
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
  • Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Department: Programs

Reports to Direct:Direct:  Team leader of the health center

Location: Berhale Refugee Health Center

Work Days & Hours : Monday-Sunday, 40-48 hours/week as per duty roster. May include weekends, night shifts and public holidays

Supervises Direct: NA Technical: NA


If Health Facility: This position requires work at health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions. If Field Office or Addis Ababa Office: This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions. Required to drive long distances on unpredictable or unknown terrain in various weather climates. This may include driving on under developed local roads or very busy roadways. 

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Job Requirements


  • BSC in Medical Laboratory Science is required.
  • Valid practicing license is required.
  • Additional qualifications in Laboratory Management is an added advantage
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role is required for Degree and 4 years progressive for a Diploma holder.
  • Experience working with an international NGO is an added advantage.


  • Minimum 3 years of light vehicle driving in Ethiopia is required
  • Clean driving record is required
  • Experience driving an ambulance and working with an international NGO is an added advantage


  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory practices
  • Knowledge of how to operate standard laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of hygiene management and IPC protocol


  • Skilled in performing routine laboratory investigations and interpreting results.
  • Skilled in developing and conducting training.
  • Good communication skills, with good command of written and spoken English.
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook 


  • Analytical with attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and test results.
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

How to Apply

 Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

● All applications must be submitted on or before 7 August 2023.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

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