The Laboratory Advisor will provide technical leadership of the state laboratory system to deliver quality laboratory services for HIV diagnosis, CD4, EID and Viral load testing for advanced HIV disease.
The advisor will use MSH’s Improving Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) to strengthen laboratory samples transport networks, QA and biosafety for all supported facilities to ensure accuracy for laboratory investigations and quick turnaround time for results feedback to health facilities and clinicians.
S / he will improve coordination between the laboratory and the clinicians for timely patient management decisions based on the laboratory results.
The Technical Advisor will work under the anticipated award which aims at delivering evidence-based HIV services including HIV Case Finding and Linkage (HTS), Adult Care and Treatment, Paediatric / Adolescent Care and Treatment, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Cervical cancer screening, TB / HIV Care, Laboratory, and Health Systems Strengthening to Support Clinical Services in Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara State Offices.
S / he will apply innovative and automated digital technologies where appropriate to link laboratory samples from primary and secondary sites to the UDUTH Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory hub.
S / he will build the capacity of laboratory staff to use SOPs for quantification and monitoring stock levels, and to update and submit utilisation reports on time.
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Biomedical Science / Medical Laboratory Science.
Postgraduate degree in public health / health sciences is preferred.
S / he must be registered with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
and laboratory monitoring of people on HIV treatment. Experience working as a state laboratory advisor for HIV programs in Nigeria will be an added advantage.
In addition, s / he should have proficiency in English . Strong computer skills, competence in use of word processing programs is required, and experience with spreadsheets and database applications strongly preferred.
excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team spirit.
Experience working with US government donor projects is an added advantage.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements.
MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status.
In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.