- 23 Celina Ayom Cres, Jabi 900108, Abuja
- Email: AHNiOperations@ahnigeria.org
- 8:00am – 5:30pm Mon – Thus, 8:00am – 2:00pm Friday
Call for Application: Laboratory Services Consultant
Required services: Consultancy to provide technical support to the Laboratory unit (NAHI grant)
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Proposed dates: May – September 2023.
Commencement Date: 15th May, 2023
Duration: 120 days
Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. It was established as an affiliate of the Family Health International (FHI 360) to sustain FHI 360’s achievements in strengthening indigenous organizational capacity in Nigeria. AHNi has progressed into an allied organization to FHI 360 since 2019. AHNi was registered as an organization in Nigeria in 2009 with its headquarter in Abuja, and presence in the six geopolitical regions of Nigeria. It aims to provide technical assistance to the government and people of Nigeria in the implementation of public health and development programs. AHNi implements projects in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, health systems strengthening, sexual and reproductive health/family planning and humanitarian projects for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in protection, health, and nutrition. AHNi also offers technical assistance and service delivery in integrated maternal, neonatal and child health (IMNCH), monitoring and evaluation (M&E), laboratory support, behavior change communication (BCC), policy and legislation, gender/key populations, public-private partnership (PPP), and grants management.
The Global Fund supported National Aligned HIV/AIDs Initiative, NAHI aims to reduce the incidence of new HIV infections, mortality, and morbidity due to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (with focus on key and vulnerable populations). In reaching this goal it is expected in line with the UNAIDS 2020 vision that 95% of key and vulnerable populations have access to quality Laboratory services across supported sites in Anambra, Ebonyi and 13 states. To strengthen laboratory services, 6 laboratories in Anambra and Ebonyi are undergoing national accreditation as an added value to the Lab program.
Description/Purpose of the consultancy
The Laboratory consultant will support the HQ laboratory unit to improve implementation and coordination of Laboratory services in Anambra, Ebonyi, PCR Labs and OSSs.
S/He will; support Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) across supported sites; Interphase with MLSCN and supported Sites for improved performance in EQA scheme; Optimize Viral load and EID uptake and support the 3 PCR Laboratories for improved VL/EID coverage; support Accreditation preparedness of select Laboratories in Ebonyi and Anambra states.
Objectives of the consultancy:
The objective of this consultancy is to support and supplement the Laboratory unit HR needs for improved performance
Consultancy Overview and Role
The services of the Laboratory Consultant with the HQ team will include the following:
Based on the activities listed above, the Consultants are expected to produce or accomplish the following:
Method of Application
Interested and Qualified candidates should send in their Curriculum Vitae to AHNi website firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of application is May 17, 2023.