The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Research Technical Officer

The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN)

Research Technical Officer

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for leprosy control programs. It also undertakes internationally recognized research into leprosy and implements disability inclusive community development programs through its own activities and strategic partnership.

Being one of the largest NGOs in the country working in the field of leprosy, TLM Nepal mainly focuses in working with and for people affected by leprosy. Its development interventions focuses in the areas of health, capacity building, education, sustainable livelihoods, community development, advocacy and research working towards equity and inclusion of people affected by leprosy and disability in the development process.

The FOUND (Fueling Opportunities to end Unemployment for Nepalis with Disability) Project aims to support 2,500 unemployed skilled people with disabilities from five economic hub districts of Nepal – Morang, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Rupandehi and Kapilvastu to find and thrive in formal or self-employment. Targeting 550 business owners and employers, will improve knowledge, confidence, skills and attitudes so they understand the abilities of people with disabilities. For people with disabilities, it will improve employability skills and self-confidence, pilot inclusive job searches and hiring practices and collate evidence of what works.

The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is a UK based international non-government organization active in 34 countries; started its work in Nepal from 1957 with establishment of Anandaban Hospital in Lele, the sourthern part of Lalitpur. However, from 2005 TLM Nepal has been working as independent NGO in partnership with TLM international and the Government of Nepal to provide specialist tertiary care and technical support for …

Research Technical Officer

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Location: Mycobacterial Research Laboratories (MRL), Anandaban Hospital
Reports to: Research Director
Working hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Overall purpose of job:

  • To assist and coordinate across diverse administrative tasks relevant to biomedical research as well as clinical and research laboratory operations.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordination of MRL practical matters, including but not limited to: drafting of reports; database development and management; communication and coordination of training, workshops and meetings; working with vendors for quotes, purchasing, shipping, receipt and maintenance; inventory of stock and equipment; monitoring and evaluation; and development of proposals.
  • Assist in development, maintenance and implementation of clinical and research standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure safety and security of staff, patients and study participants.
  • Contributes to ensure ethical management of patients accessing MRL services and human participants in clinical research projects.
  • Report to line manager, or if indicated by circumstances, the Human Resources Manager regarding any safeguarding issues.
  • Adhere to all MRL and national biohazard and waste management procedures.
  • Writes and edits technical reports, documents and other knowledge management products. Assists with publications, and presentations.
  • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Assist in studies/assessments, workshops, training and orientation programs and formal/informal interactions with program participants, partners and stakeholders.
  • Any other job assigned by the line manager.

Notes applying to all jobs at TLMN

  • TLM Nepal has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. The post holder should have signed and must comply with all TLMN organisational policies, including the Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.

Person Specification:

  • MSc in Medical Microbiology, Biotechnology, Public Health or field relevant to medical laboratory research and data management
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in relevant field
  • Proficiency with data visualization programs, program management
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports
  • Ability to problem solve and implements corrective action as needed
  • Sound organisational and time management skills, including the ability to perform high-volume tasks to meet deadlines, maintaining a high degree of accuracy and consistency
  • Analytical, technical and data analysis skills and a demonstrated capacity to apply effective technical methods, processes and systems
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Fluency in written and spoken Nepali and English languages
Applying Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are requested to visit our website at https://tlmnepal.org/get-involved/#work and submit their application through the online portal. The application deadline is on 10th September 2021, 4:00 pm.

TLM Nepal has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. The post holder should have signed and must comply with all TLMN organizational policies, including the Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.

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