Consultant – LABORATORY SCIENTIST

Bajoga, Gombe State, Jalingo, Taraba State
Posted 9 months ago

Basic Function: The main responsibility will be to provide Laboratory services to members of the Key populations and their partners at One-Stop-Shop (OSS).

Specific Deliverables are:

Area 1:   Provide laboratory and point-of-care diagnostic services in support of HTS and ART for Key Populations.

  • Performing laboratory tests to produce reliable and precise data to support provision of the continuum of HIV treatment services.
  • Preparing Dried Tube Specimen (DTS) panels for IQC and EQA (Proficiency testing) to support HTS on the project.
  • Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses.
  • Preparing specimens and samples
  • Maintaining and operating standard laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining personal expertise in clinical laboratory practice and innovative technology and equipment
  • Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked with relevant consumables.
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks within and around the laboratory

Area 2: Oversight and Supervision of Laboratory Services

  • Working with the project team to develop and implement quality assurance systems to improve the quality of diagnostics and facilitate treatment and monitoring of HIV.
  • Supporting the development of project work plans and budgets to incorporate the procurement of equipment and supplies for laboratory services.
  • Supporting the use of emerging and appropriate technology for cost-effective service delivery
  • Supporting the design and implementation of innovative strategies for delivering needs-based training and mentoring for clinic staff in relevant areas
  • Supporting implementation and monitoring of biosafety and biosecurity in clinical service delivery, including the development of SOPs, guidelines and job aids

Area 3: Data Management and Reporting

  • Produce computerized records to interpret and archive laboratory results to be presented to clinic staff and project team for informed decision making.
  • Provide support to the Strategic Information (SI) unit to support research (qualitative and quantitative) surveys on service delivery outcomes for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Ensure timely submission of quality reports to the PR/SR on monthly and quarterly basis or as required.

Area 4: Other assignments

Proactively seek out and report relevant opportunities, success stories, linkages or challenges that may promote laboratory services for the project.

  • Participate in Laboratory Technical Working Groups and represent the project at relevant fora.
  • Carry out any assignment as may be decided by the Clinical Supervisor, PR/SR

Qualifications:

  • AMLSC with at least 5 years of progressive experience with a GF or PEPFAR supported laboratories.

Method of Application- Interested and Qualified institutions should  send in their Resume to radunchezor@ahnigeria.org

Duration of Consultancy – 30 working day ( January 18th, 2021 – February 28th, 2021 )

Deadline for submission of application is January 12th,  2021.

Members of Key populations are strongly advised to apply.

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