Senior Technical Advisor and Laboratory Services Job at FHI 360

  • Full Time
  • Abuja, Nigeria
  • Applications have closed

Website Family Health International , FHI 360

The FHI 360 has published a job vacancy announcement on 14 April 2022 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Senior Technical Advisor and Laboratory Services to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter Family Health International (FHI 360)
Position Senior Technical Advisor and Laboratory Services
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s degree
Experience Required Minimum of 5 years
Application Deadline 25 April 2022

FHI 360 Job Vacancy 2022

Basic Function: The Senior Technical Advisor-Laboratory services provides leadership in implementing high quality laboratory services including building laboratory capacity at health facility sites to combat HIV, TB, malaria and other infectious diseases. S/he will provide support to SRs in specific target states to improve the quality laboratory services available in health facilities in line with National guidelines.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the designated zones for the Nigeria bilateral project Coordinate the design, planning and implementation of the laboratory component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including ART, in collaboration with state and community level project clinical staff, laboratory specialists and state and local agencies in Nigeria Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services at the designated states of activity implementation and other settings as appropriate Carry out quality control functions/ activities, in collaboration with the state team, of the labs, 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 ensures related documentation, training and monitoring Review and monitor QA and QC activities of the Laboratory in order to determine conformance with established policies, national regulations, and accreditation requirements Develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of laboratory services for TB care and treatment, malaria care and treatment and opportunistic infections (OI) in collaboration with technical staff within AHNi and at national, state and local agencies in Nigeria Develop lessons learned from activities related to laboratory services and management for HIV/AIDS care and treatment and apply these lessons to improve both existing programs and the design of new programs Remain informed on new findings in the field of laboratory technology that relate to HIV/AIDS, OI, malaria care and treatment by reviewing current literature, and draw implications from research for program activities Develops concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing laboratory activities Support the Project Director in managing the FHI 360 Laboratory Services Department, defining strategies, goals, objectives and working plan, and monitoring their implementation Supervise and mentor other AHNI lab staff both at the HQ and state offices to improve and maintain high standards of performance in all their local laboratory activities Play a key role in facilitating and maintaining complex collaborative lab programs with international partners Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in laboratory sciences, biological science or related degree with 7 to 9 years of relevant experience Or doctorate degree in laboratory sciences, biological science or related degree with 5 to 7 years of relevant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a laboratory setting of which 3 must be on an HIV laboratory management donor-funded program
  • Certification/license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory setting and working in a donor-funded program is required
  • Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs is as advantage.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply FHI 360 Senior Technical Advisor and Laboratory Services Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: 25 April 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.