Laboratory Manager
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria
Lagos, NG
6d ago
source : Ngcareers Ltd

Job Details

The Maryland Global InitiativesCorporation (MGIC) Nigeria, an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a Non-Governmental Organization funded by the U.

S Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below :


Department : Laboratory

Reports to : Country Director

  • The Laboratory Manager (LM) is the focal person for all laboratory activities for MGIC Nigeria and will be responsible for overseeing NAIlS 2.
  • 0 activities including the biorepository, recency testing in UMB supported States, drug resistance testing, specimen management, chemistry tests, immunological assays and implementation science associated protocols.

  • This individual will be expected to provide expert level support in laboratory related activities including rapid diagnosis testing, ELISA testing, quality management, ethics, workforce training, Good Laboratory Practice, equipment maintenance.
  • The main responsibilities of the laboratory manager will include to :

  • Provide oversight and expertise on all laboratory related activities ensuring General Laboratory Practices at all times
  • Provide guidance, coordination, supervision, and training for laboratory activities at MGIC Nigeria supported sites and at the NCDC reference laboratory which serves as NAIlS central laboratory
  • Provide QA / QC for sample analyses within a laboratory setting
  • Develops systems to promote the adherence to policies and principles regarding the use, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Ensures a safe working environment that meets and exceeds applicable requirement and guidelines
  • Oversees staff compliance with policies, processes, and procedures for the operation of laboratory equipment
  • Represent MGIC Nigeria and UMB interests and integrity in all inter-agency and government of Nigeria meetings; and laboratory technical working groups
  • Prepares reports and presentations as required by the management of MGIC Nigeria and UMB
  • Participate in interdepartmental meetings and cooperate with other staff and colleagues at MGlC Nigeria.
  • Laboratory Diagnosis

    In the area of laboratory diagnostics, the Laboratory manager will in addition :

  • Update procedures and SOP for applicable testing benches within the lab
  • Monitors staff compliance with processes, procedures, policies
  • Provide expertise in point-of-care testing and management of point-of-care testing program eg. HIV, Hep B, and so on.
  • Provide continuous improvement in the laboratory processes
  • Laboratory Surveillance and Recency Testing :

  • In the area of Laboratory surveillance and recency testing, the Laboratory manager will in addition :
  • Support the appropriate processing, storage, and retrieval of biological specimens NCDC reference Laboratory, Gaduwa using best biorepository and ISBER compliant practices
  • Support capacity building of staff at NCDC reference laboratory, Gaduwa to accurately conduct LAG Avidity
  • Provide technical assistance to recency testing facilities as required
  • Coordinate quality control activities at recency testing facilities and oversee continuous laboratory improvement practices in the testing facilities.
  • Supports the collection and analysis of high quality data to support MGlC supported States and the NCDC reference laboratory
  • Support continuous laboratory testing, data compilation, and data dissemination for targeted surveillance activities
  • Reviews data from participating facilities and contribute to discussions and reporting based on the data
  • Works closely with the Health Informatics Head of Department to develop, secure and stable data storage and retrieval systems, including creating new variables as necessary;
  • and the analysis of data to ensure that strategic needs and project deliverables are met.

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience :

    Min Qualification :

    Bachelor's Degree / HND

    Desired Courses : Not Specified

    Other Requirements : Qualifications :

    Qualifications :

  • Education : A Bachelor's degree or HND in Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Degree in related Biological Science or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Experience : Minimum of 10-15 years working experience in implementing Public Health programs preferably in the NGO context;
  • Experience in a molecular laboratory and ELISA technique would be an added advantage.
  • Skills :

  • Strong organisational, time management, computer and communication skills, mentorship and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationship to help achieve organisational goal
  • Good analytical communication skills and previous experience at supervisory level prefered.
  • Specialized skill :

  • Basic computer programming and use of statistical package
  • Abilities :

  • Ability to work proficiently in several projects, meticulous attention to details excellent oral and written skills, analytical, and excellent time management skills
  • Interpersonal / individual competencies :

  • Ability to work with other members, flexibility, decisiveness and personal integrity.
  • Professional Certificate :

  • Appropriate certification for laboratory services
  • Familiarity with standards and federal / state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices.
  • 12th December, 2019.

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