INTRODUCTION : -
Technical Laboratory Specialist job opportunity is available at Society for Family Health (SFH) for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
The successful candidate will perform the following functions :
Manage and control all laboratory services under the project to ensure quality and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment among Key Populations and attainment of UNAIDS 95 : 95 : 95 goal.
Coordinate and provide professional expertise on all issues related to medical laboratory practices within the project and serve as the primary point of contact with internal and external stakeholders providing briefings, updates, and achievements of project goals.
Provide oversight, supervision and mentoring to OSS and community ART laboratory staff.
Maintain a robust Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for the project for quality decision making. Review existing indicators and LIMS tools to fill out the identified gaps for a holistic information and ensure that the tools align with the national tool and as well unique for KP programming.
Ensure SOPs, Laboratory manuals, guidelines and forms are available and are appropriately utilized at OSS, DICs, and during community ART activities.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from a recognised institution.
6 years’ post-NYSC progressive Medical Laboratory Science experience which includes at least 3 years in HIV comprehensive program.
Additional 3 years’ experience in key population programming is an added advantage.
Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience in Laboratory Logistics Information Management System.
Detailed knowledge of Quality Management System in medical laboratory services is required.
In-depth knowledge of the public health laboratory systems, national laboratory network, national integrated sample referral network and laboratory system strengthening in Nigeria is required.
Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements in development and support of grants, contracts, including sound managerial knowledge and understanding of project management, people, and budget management.
Excellent knowledge laboratory information management, laboratory logistics, data quality assessment, data triangulation, report writing and presentation.
Skills and Competency Required :
Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Assurance.
Health system strengthening skills including technical skills in service delivery in comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care and general health care provision Communication skills.
Knowledge of HIV epidemiology and global trends with emphasis on key population program in Nigeria situational analysis.
Relationship with co-workers and team spirit
Problem solving and analytical ability.
Good relationship management / advocacy skills
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Leadership / mentoring skills, supervisory and good interpersonal skills
High level of integrity and adherence to professional ethics
Proficiency at using Microsoft office software : MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow to tight timeframes
Attention to detail.
REMUNERATION : -
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.