Posted 11 months ago

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research is a non-profit organization that promotes best practices in health care delivery, medical training, and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening.

We are recruiting suitable candidates for a comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment award in the position below:

Job Title: Advisor, Laboratory Services

Position ID: HSS003
Location: Kwara
FTE: 100%
Report to: Senior Technical Advisor.

Job Overview

  • The Lab Advisor will provide technical support in the execution and monitoring of laboratory activities in health facilities.
  •  He / she will provide support to laboratory specialists/ officersto ensure program activities are planned and executed with quality, accountability, fidelity, and measurable impact.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and make recommendations to ACE programs to improve quality, access, and utilization of HIV diagnostic services with a focus on quality assurance and proficiency testing, Viral load and Early Infant Diagnosis cascade, sample referral and result return systems, recency testing implementation, GeneXpert utilization for HIV/TB, laboratory-clinical interface, laboratory operations, laboratory quality management systems and accreditation.
  • Track and triage laboratory program activities, laboratory operations, performance, action items, and follow-up; this includes routing information and tasks appropriately following the established chain of communication.
  • Support development, review, timely submission, and tracking of laboratory work plans, budgets, and expenditure reports.
  • Assess the technical quality and fidelity of implementation of laboratory activities in field programs by conducting site visits and reviewing programmatic data.
  • Build capacity of laboratory specialist to monitor program performance, analyze and interpret program data routinely including review of facility-level data to identify gaps, develop data-driven solutions and SOPs to ensure CCCRN  meets PEPFAR program targets.
  • Create a platform for collaboration and sharing of best practices across programs and with other technical areas where relevant.
  • Maintain knowledge of evolving public health laboratory technical standards, guidelines, and program requirements including national and international guidelines/recommendations for HIV care, treatment, and diagnosis.
  • Support the development, review, and delivery of presentations, tools, reports, protocols, abstracts, manuscripts, and other documents deemed essential.
  • Represent CCCRN  at meetings, conferences, and workshops as directed and approved.
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of program calls, annual laboratory-clinical meetings, or any other approved technical meetings.
  • Work towards developing technical expertise and ownership of a selection of programmatic areas within the laboratory services portfolio.
  • Perform tasks as assigned to support the execution of ACE PEPFAR laboratory program strategies and initiatives.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)
  • Postgraduate laboratory degree or MPH is required.
  • Prior Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar capacity  is required.

Application Closing Date
14th March, 2022 (Midnight).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • Candidates are encouraged to click on the link above, complete the form and submit their CV / Resume and cover letter.
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Job Features

Job Category

Advisor Laboratory services

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