African Union Technical Officer Laboratory Systems Jobs

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African Union Technical Officer Laboratory Systems Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

African Union Ethiopia looking for “Technical Officer Laboratory Systems”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before January 15, 2024.

The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya, on 9 September 1999, calling for the establishment of the African Union. The bloc was founded on 26 May 2001 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and launched on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa. The intention of the AU was to replace the Organization of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963 in Addis Ababa by 32 signatory governments; the OAU was disbanded on 9 July 2002.

The African Union has published a job vacancy announcement on December 30, 2023 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Technical Officer Laboratory Systems to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

African Union Job Vacancy 2024

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement laboratory procedures and protocols.
  • Conducting situational analyses and needs assessments of laboratory systems and capacities in African countries and regions
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans, work plans, budgets, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks for laboratory systems strengthening activities
  • Providing technical assistance and mentorship to national and regional laboratory networks, reference laboratories, and quality assurance programs
  • Supporting the development and dissemination of laboratory standards, guidelines, policies, and best practices
  • Facilitating the procurement, distribution, and maintenance of laboratory equipment, supplies, and reagents
  • Organizing and conducting trainings, workshops, webinars, and other capacity building activities for laboratory staff and managers
  • Participating in laboratory surveillance, outbreak investigation, and emergency response activities
  • Preparing and presenting technical reports, briefs, proposals, and publications on laboratory systems issues
  • Representing Africa CDC at regional and international meetings, conferences, and forums on laboratory matters
  • Train laboratory staff on laboratory procedures and quality assurance.
  • Provide technical advice to partners on laboratory matters.
  • Participate in laboratory quality assurance activities.
  • Conduct laboratory assessments and audits.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Name: Technical Officer Laboratory Systems
  • Reports to: Senior Technical Officer, Division of Laboratory Systems
  • Directorate/Department/Organ: Africa CDC
  • Division: Africa CDC Reference Laboratories
  • Job Grade: P2
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Contract Type: Fixed term
  • Location: Addis Ababa

Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, Biology, Public Health or a related field OR Masters Degree in same areas of study, coupled with five (5) or two (2) years relevant work experience for Bachelor and Masters degree holders respectively, in laboratory management or quality assurance.
  • Higher qualification will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency in laboratory equipment and procedures.
  • Five years for Bachelor or two years for Masters degree holders experience should be in laboratory systems strengthening, quality management, or biosafety and biosecurity in Africa or other resource-limited settings.


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish) is mandatory and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage.

How to Apply African Union Technical Officer Laboratory Systems Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: January 15, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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