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Medical Laboratory Scientists X 2

Posted in Healthcare

Ministry of Health and Child Care

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

Medical Laboratory Scientists X 2

Reports to: Chief medical laboratory scientist

Station: National Microbiology Reference Laboratory

Summary of key functions

Responsible for delivery of high quality HIV laboratory services at NMRL. The incumbent will be responsible for timeous processing of EID/Viral Load samples at the reference laboratory as well as ensuring all quality indicators are within limit.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability

  • Laboratory system strengthening to ensure HIV tests are being done as per program targets.
  • Monitors total TAT to ensure samples and results are moving smoothly between the laboratory and requesting facility.
  • Reports on daily, weekly and monthly statistics
  • Implements QMS in the respective departments.
  • Maintains HIV testing platforms
  • Stock management of EID and Viral load commodities
  • Compiles monthly HIV laboratory performance reports and essential performance indicators
  • Evaluates new technologies in HIV testing
  • Participates in programmes and surveys coordinated at the NMRL
  • Carries-out support and supervisory visits to provincial and district laboratories.

Qualifications and competencies

  • HBMLS or Equivalent from a reputable University
  • At least 3 years post graduate experience
  • Experience with HIVPCR diagnostic and monitoring tests is an added advantage
  • Ability to interface with clinical facilities to troubleshoot and institute corrective actions for out of range indicators.
  • Computer competence with spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications
  • Must be registered with Medical Laboratory Clinical Scientist Council of Zimbabwe

To apply

Applications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health and Child Care

P.O. Box CY 1122



Or hand delivered at:

Kaguvi Building,

Corner Simon Muzenda Street and Central Avenue,

1st Floor,


Not later than 2nd December 2021.

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