Technical Officer-PCR Laboratory Services

Global Fund
Posted 7 months ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions, education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

TECHNICAL OFFICER-PCR LABORATORY SERVICES: will be involved in capacity building and mentorship of PCR laboratory personnel, mentoring of health personnel on Early Infant Diagnosis and DBS collection techniques as well as documentation including SOP writing. S/he will be involved in mentoring of health personnel on viral load sample collection, processing, documentation and shipment, support in monitoring and mentoring of health personnel at GlobalFund-supported facilities, documentation and storage of DBS samples and viral load specimen management. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collating PCR data reports, putting together monthly supply requisitions for GF supported PCR laboratories, and support the running of DNA PCR assays for National EID and viral load program at the Global Fund supported PCR laboratories. S/he will support the development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of PCR laboratory services, be involved in the development and implementation of quality control and quality assurance systems in collaboration with existing personnel and systems for PCR laboratory in the focal facilities and ensure related documentation, training and monitoring.

Minimum Recruitment Standard:

  • Minimum of BMLS or AMLSCN in Medical Laboratory Science with at least 4 years of working experience in a PCR laboratory.
  • Or MSc in the applied biosciences with 5-7 years of working experience in a PCR laboratory.
  • Certification or license to practice medical laboratory science is an advantage,
  • Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to PCR, HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in international development preferred.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public-sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System (QMS) implementation and accreditation process will be an added advantage.

Method of application: Interested and qualified Candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to:

Vacancy closes: Friday 19th May 2023

Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the JOB TITLE and LOCATION clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer:  AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview

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