Heartland Alliance International in Nigeria works at the intersection of health and human rights, to provide HIV prevention and human rights protection services to most-at-risk populations (MARPs), raising awareness and creating grassroots support organizations in the country. Heartland Alliance International’s work in Nigeria draws on regional experts…
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Summary of work
The incumbent will provide general technical guidance and support to field laboratories to implement high quality HIV/AIDS, clinical care and support activities at the state and zone level.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
- The incumbent will be responsible for providing state-level HALG laboratory technical support, including capacity building, training, and quality assurance services to state teams and local implementation partners. implemented.
- Ensure the accurate provision of the implementation of laboratory quality management systems in the State One-Stop Shops (OSS) and participate in the production of DTS for proficiency testing in the entire project.
- Ensures that all project activities and objectives related to laboratory system components are performed and achieved in the state.
- Oversees the efficient and optimal performance of basic laboratory equipment in the state.
- Provide state-level technical direction on optimization and scaling initiatives to improve the 3rd component 95 of the processing cascade.
- Support state lab teams on lab commodity management and review of CRRF reports.
- Work closely with the state M&E team to collate laboratory data and actively participate in quarterly M&E and program meetings.
- Provide NiSRN and PCR lab support to facilitate turnaround time in sample logging and result retrieval.
- Provide adequate support to the Associate Director of Laboratory Services in the management of laboratory operations.
- Performs other assigned care, treatment and assessment duties.
To perform this job successfully, a person must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or competencies required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Training and/or experience
- Degree in medical laboratory science from an accredited school/university.
- Valid license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist required.
- Minimum of 5 years of successful mid-level laboratory management experience and the ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current principles and techniques surrounding the management of laboratory services.
- Experience managing/implementing public health programs, preferably in an NGO context/environment in the following areas: laboratory quality management systems, implementation science and management.
- Familiarity with Federal/State standards and regulations affecting laboratory and laboratory practices in a hospital environment.
- Very good understanding and working knowledge of health and HIV/TB program priorities.
- Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
- Quality Management – Finding ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
- Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; corrects spelling and grammar work; varies writing style to meet needs; effectively presents numerical data.
- Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to better adapt to the situation; able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unforeseen events.
- Cultural Sensitivity – Respects the cultural environment in which the individual works and does not act in a way that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
- Non-discriminatory – Does not discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Knowledge of local language preferred.
- Demonstrated proficiency in public speaking.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
- Other software commonly used by Heartland Alliance.
- The noise level in the working environment is generally moderate.
- The employee will have to live with local partners, generally in the same office.
- The employee is required to travel regularly in environments that are often insecure and with limited resources.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the Apply Now button below.