World Health Organization (WHO)

Medical Technologist (Laboratory)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  The overall objective of the programme is to support MOH&FW for strengthening the National Influenza Surveillance Sites, Bangladesh (NISB) of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) in its surveillance activities in the sites.

Description of duties: Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader-HSE and direct supervision of the NPO (EHA), the incumbent will support the activities through carrying out the following duties;
  • Coordinate activities at the sentinel sites and project core team at central level.
  • Maintain liaison with surveillance Physician, laboratory technologists and health managers at the sentinel site.
  • Record results (enrolment, history from) of SARI & ILI and report as when required.
  • Coordinate with MT Lab for samples collection from selected cases with the help of physicians and nurses.
  • Ensure of labeling samples for storage in proper temperature for shipment to IEDCR.
  • Monitor freezer temperature log for collection and transportation by dry shippers.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and use of equipment’s with safety and Security.
  • To perform any other duties or tasks or activities as assigned by IEDCR
Required Qualifications: Education: Required: Diploma in Medical Technology Laboratory from any recognized institute Desirable: Graduation in Clinical Microbiology or Virology Experience: Essential: At least 2 years of proven working experience in Laboratory.

Desirable: Experience of working in hospital setting in Clinical Microbiology or Virology lab.

Additional Functional Knowledge and Skills: Essential: Knowledge on standard and procedures of laboratory (laboratory safety practices) Desirable: Knowledge on sample collections, storage and transportation in hospitals and clinics.

  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken English and local language (Bangla).
Computer Literacy
  • Proficient in using of computer application software: MS – Office
Salary & others benefits: WHO offers locally competitive packages such as:
  • Monthly salary: BDT 39,395.00 (SSA – 3, Step I)
  • Health Insurance; Accident and illness insurance;
  • Annual Leave (18 days per year); Sick leave (12 days per year) to be prorated for the duration of the SSA
  • Applicable holidays as per WHO rules
Duty Station Bangladesh (1. Thakurgaon 2. Naogaon 3. Sathkira 4. Narshingdi 5. Habigonj 6. Cox's Bazar 7. Joypurhat 8. Patuakhali 9. Dhaka 10. Gazipur) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

• A written test or a presentation using computer followed by an interview will be held only for qualifying candidates.

• In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/united nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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• WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

• This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

• This vacancy is open to Bangladeshi Nationals (all genders) only.

• Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

• Any attempt to unduly influence on WHO’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant
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