The Laboratory Specialist position is designed to work with the Director Lab services and the project team to achieve the project’s laboratory system strengthening objectives;
working collaboratively with stakeholders.
Support project stakeholder management effort especially as it relates to the lab sector.
Support the provision of technical support to stakeholders and SRs.
Support the development of concept notes and guidance documents in relation to project interventions and activities.
Support the implementation of project interventions and activities.
Support the development and implementation of the project learning agenda.
Support reporting of grant activities and results.
Support the development of communication products including but not limited to success stories, fact sheets, technical briefs, abstracts and publications.
In close collaboration with stakeholders, support the development of high quality laboratory systems in support of the delivery of quality comprehensive HIV / AIDS, Malaria, TB services and more.
Support the documentation and dissemination of best practices.
Support the strengthening of laboratory management information systems as well as laboratory commodity logistics systems in country.
Support the development and deployment of standard biosafety and biosecurity guidelines and manuals (including training on same).
Support the strengthening of M&E as it relates to laboratory services.
Represent the project within the laboratory stakeholders community.
Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Qualifications and Experience
Degree in Medical Laboratory Science with post-graduate degree in any field.
At least 6 years’ experience with the laboratory services system in Nigeria
Extensive experience with lab systems strengthening efforts and practices across disease programs including ATM and donors.
Experience working with the key stakeholders within the Nigerian lab services landscape including government and implementing partner landscapes.
Experience in designing and implementing laboratory system strengthening interventions.
Experience developing or supporting the development of laboratory systems guidance documents, strategic frame works, concept notes, SOPs, manuals etc.
Experience designing and executing capacity building events including the development of training manuals and training facilitation.
Very strong leadership experience.
Strong project management and communication skills required.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.
We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.
Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS;
tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.
Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.