Call for Application: Laboratory Specialist – OSS (1 position)

Global Fund - GC7
Anambra
Posted 5 months ago

Grade Level: Consultancy

Location: Anambra

Duration: 9 months with possibility of extension (based on performance)

No of Consultants: 1

Commencement Date: 22nd January 2024

Supervisor: Clinical Specialist – OSS

Background

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 indigenous organizational, registered in 2009 with its headquarter in Abuja, and presence in the four 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.

The Global Fund Grant Cycle (GC7) is to ensure a coordinated and intensive effort to scale up the prevention, identification, and treatment of HIV in both general and key populations in Anambra state. The focus will be on facility and community-based approaches to reach epidemic control, and in addition, ensure improvement in the coverage of pregnant women on ART as well as target KP and AGYW programs.

Hence, the consultant will support the implementation of the GC7 grant at the one-stop shop.

Key roles:

The services of the consultant will include but not limited to the following:

  • Support the implementation of high-quality laboratory services including building laboratory capacity at the OSS to combat HIV, TB, malaria and other infectious diseases.
  • Provide support to state team to improve the quality of laboratory services available in the OSS in line with National guidelines.
  • Provide support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment in OSS and DICs.
  • Coordinate the design, planning and implementation of the laboratory component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including ART in collaboration with OSS staff, senior technical officer.
  • Carry out quality control functions/ activities, in collaboration with the cluster teams, including quality control inspections schedules and the collection of quality control records; ensure the availability of high-quality documentation.
  • Develop quality control and quality assurance systems in collaboration with existing personnel and systems and ensure related documentation, training, and monitoring.

Recruitments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences or related fields with 2-3 years post national youth service experience in provision of Laboratory support for HIV/AIDS. 
  • Knowledge of advanced Laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to PCR Lab.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system such Teaching Hospitals and NGOs is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with Key Populations is essential.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent results under pressure.
  • Ability to use key computing applications e g MS Office Suite etc and knowledge of different databases (DHIS or NMRS) is a plus.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to the “Lab Unit” via: GC7Advert@ahnigeria.org using their Full Name, the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail. (e.g., “OKEY MUSA ADEOYE, Logistics Technician – Lagos”).

Deadline for submission of application is 16th January 2024.

Note:

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. AHNI is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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