Medical Laboratory Technician - Somalia (South African Citizen)

Recruiter: Military Civilian
Location: Somalia
Tracking Code: 6760-120

The UN Level 1+ medical facility at the UNSOS camp located within the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA) was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency medical care as well as primary care for the UN international personnel who were deployed into Mogadishu, initially, and now to all the AMISOM sector hubs across Somalia. The facility has been supporting UNSOS and UNSOM Personnel. In addition, UNSOS has made the facility available to international personnel from other UN-Entities, Diplomatic Missions and UNSOS contracted vendors, and their respective personnel on a cost recovery basis. CHSi is seeking medical personnel and healthcare providers to support this very important UN mission in Somalia.

Services to include:

Emergency Surgical
0-bed inpatient capability, expand to 20
Imaging services

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.

Positions is notional, contingent upon contract award.

Required Skills

Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
Minimum of 3 Years’ experience in hospital setting
Fluency in English

Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for all the General Medical Officers.

Under the direction of a licensed physician or Medical Technologist, Medical Laboratory Technician will do some or all of the following:
Performs routine chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, and microscopic, tests.
Draws blood from patients.
Examines and analyzes body fluids and cells and matches blood for transfusions.
Must be familiar with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) requirements for maintaining blood products for transfusion.
Analyzes chemical content of fluids and tests for drug levels such as Urine Drug Screen (UDS).
Prepares specimens, counts cells, and looks for abnormal cells in blood and body fluids.
Analyzes test results and relays them to physicians.
Analyzes samples for chemical content or a chemical reaction and determines concentrations of compounds such as blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Evaluates test results, develops and modifies procedures, and establishes and monitors programs, to ensure the accuracy of tests.
Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.
Orders and stocks supplies as needed and maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
In addition to preparing patients and operating equipment, technicians keep patient records and adjust and maintain equipment.
Prepare work schedules, evaluate purchases of equipment, or assist in managing a medical laboratory department.
Attends and participates in a variety of meetings and task force groups to improve quality and outcomes, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, new task efforts, and new policy requirements.

Other duties as assigned.
Assists with the managing of day to day activities and prioritizing tasks.
Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.
Complies with all applicable CHS standards and guidelines.


Must have a current passport.
Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.
Will be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak French is desirable.
Work hours are based on an 84 hr. work week; typically seven (7), 12 hour days but other variations may apply.


Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.

No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Somalia is required by surface or air.

Position Type


Employment Type

Full time Regular

How To Apply:

Please send resume to with job title and location in the subject line