Biomedical Scientist - Marie Stopes Ghana

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Biomedical Scientist - Marie Stopes Ghana

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Established in 2006, MSI Ghana is an affiliate of MSI Reproductive Choices and is one of the largest specialized Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) organisations in Ghana. MSI Ghana complements the Ministry of Health and Child Care in the provision of quality and affordable general health and SRH services in all regions of Ghana.

Job Description

MSI Ghana has vacancies for passion-driven, well-organised, client-oriented and energetic individuals with the below relevant qualification/s and experience in Accra. MSI Ghana’s goal is to meet the needs of the underserved and improve access to the use of Family Planning (FP) and other Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services. At MSI Reproductive Choices we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future

Length of Contract: Permanent, Full time

The Biomedical Scientist (BS) will be primarily responsible for providing quality laboratory services to clients in the health facility by the standards of the Allied Health Professions Council and standard operating procedures as set by MSI RCL. This position will be based at the MSI RCL Ghana Premier Centre at Tesano in Accra and the candidate will contribute to organization-wise strategy and model key leadership behaviours in line with the Evolving Model strategy and values of MSI RCL Ghana.



Key Responsibilities

  • Contributes to planning and development of activities for improvement in laboratory diagnostic services
  • Supervise and ensure the provision of accurate laboratory reports within acceptable turnaround times.
  • Oversee the monitoring of turnaround times and management of internal and external quality control measures.
  • Supervise the delivery of laboratory tests to ensure efficient and quality delivery of lab services
  • Undertake technical validation and reproducibility test of laboratory instrumental analysis to ensure accuracy and precision as specified by laboratory protocols
  • Ensure strict adherence to preventive maintenance schedules of all laboratory instruments at all times
  • Manage quality control failures or loss of performance of laboratory instruments or methods and make referrals when indicated
  • Interprets laboratory results and take appropriate actions eg. Advising clinical care team when need arises.
  • Make use of laboratory information management system by authorized protocols
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate laboratory database
  • Advise in the procurement of laboratory reagents, capital equipment and day to day running cost when need arises
  • Strong leadership in the management of laboratory
  • Other assignments/target benchmarks as directed by management and/or board

Required Skills or Experience

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Medical Doctor (MD/MBChB/MBBS) with experience in sexual and reproductive health.
  • A 1st degree and Medical Lab Sciences from a recognized institution
  • Certification from Allied Health Professional Council
  • Minimum of 2 years practical work experience, preferably in a supervisory role with a laboratory department.
  • Proficiency in computer software, including word processing, excel, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
  • Sound knowledge of the laboratory Industry.
  • People management and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with manual and automated laboratory equipment
  • Ability to undertake technical validation and reproducibility checks of laboratory instrumental analysis
  • Ability to advise and counsel on specific procedures
  • Ability to train staff on laboratory-related topics




  • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of MSIG
  • Able to work on own initiative and at long periods
  • Customer-focused with good interpersonal skills to engage with people, especially other team members and suppliers
  • Meticulous
  • Self-motivator; enthusiastic
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Trust-worthy and principled; zero tolerance for fraud
  • Team player
  • Pro-family planning and pro-choice
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