Laboratory Scientist at Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION)

Posted on: Fri 09-12-2022

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a result-oriented Social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services. MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 37 countries worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Scientist  

Location: Edo

Job Type: Part-Time

Department: Programme Operations

Job Category: Clinic

Key Responsibilities

Laboratory Scientist roles:

  • Take complete ownership of Marie Stopes Clinic, and services/activities.
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment (including calibration) in a proper working condition and prompt report of any malfunction to the Clinic coordinator.
  • Keep record of stock, perform forecasts and ensure reagents and other laboratory consumable do not fall below minimum level
  • Perform regular Quality control on laboratory reagents after supply and before use
  • Ensure specimen are obtained in the appropriate manner
  • Provide timely and accurate result
  • Ensure specimens are stored and packaged correctly for transportation to the approved cytology/pathology laboratory
  • Maintain accurate records of all tests performed and the result of such tests
  • Keep abreast with and ensure that the clinic complies with latest developments in laboratory testing protocol in Nigeria
  • Assist to provide counselling on core clinical services in the laboratory.
  • Carry out any other lawful duties assigned by the Clinic Coordinator.
  • Make proper use of available information systems in MSI to facilitate service delivery & trainings

Communication and Administration:

  • Project a welcoming, friendly, and professional demeanor for all clients and visitor in the laboratory to ensure client satisfaction always.
  • Timely collate and submit laboratory reports to the Clinic team and to patients.
  • Monitor monthly client numbers and income generated and, in collaboration with the Clinic team, make appropriate recommendations to meet income to cost targets.
  • Ensure formal communications with the various health partners are properly documented
  • Follow up on all clients’ complaints relating to any of the clinic services and make recommendations, where applicable
  • Able to sign off on a lab results and take responsibility when there is an error in diagnosis
  • Liaise appropriately with the Council of Medical Laboratory Sciences of Nigeria and other relevant regulatory bodies during routine or periodic visits and assessments for QC standards.


  • Must have a recognised clinical qualification in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Must be registered with a recognised local clinical professional body in Nigeria and of good Standing
  • Must be licenced and must hold a valid practicing licence
  • Must have requisite experience to work with minimum supervision  


  • At least 2 years post-graduation experience working in a similar role
  • Experience of working in a clinical environment
  • Excellent client interaction skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding computer skills (Microsoft Word, excel, power point)
  • Work experience with Nigeria Healthcare Service
  • Articulate and analytical with attention to details.
  • Knowledge of health delivery system in Nigeria
  • MSION Behaviours / Core Values / Statement:


  • Pro-Choice
  • Empathetic to women and men seeking Family Planning and Reproductive Health services [ESSENTIAL]
  • Be able to work on own initiative and at longer periods.
  • Customer focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people across all social groups
  • Passionate about maternal health
  • Team player
  • Self-motivator with ability to motivate others to deliver high quality service and achieve results.
  • Competent enough to defend a laboratory results

The core responsibility of this post is to use:

  • Initiative  
  • Energy
  • Persistence
  • Results orientation
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Commitment to personal development to further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.

Application Closing Date

31st December, 2022.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note: We particularly encourage applications from women as they are currently under-represented within MSION at the management level.