Technical Officer - Laboratory Services Vacancy at Centre for Health Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS)

On 11/Jan/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Centre for Health, Education, Economic Rehablitation & Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focusing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.

Technical Officer - Laboratory Services

Job Description/Summary

  • S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS Laboratory Services in supported facilities as well as all activities in the state.

Main Responsibilities

  • Participate in monthly cluster coordination meetings at supported hub ART site
  • Monitor and assess the level of compliance to health care waste management (including expired drugs and lab reagents) in supported facilities (during routine supportive visits)
  • Monitor and report lab capacity utilization, commodity consumption, assays conducted and networking for CD4, Genexpert, Viral load, EID (lab testing data & sample referral network using the Hub and spoke model) -
  • Conduct monthly supervisory visits and provide technical support to health facilities on ART lab service delivery, equipment management, GCLP, EQA, IQA, DBS sample collection, and QMS activities, including onsite trainings.
  • Facilitate HIV Testing of TB patients
  • Facilitate TB Screening of HIV positive clients at hub facilities
  • Provide technical support to PCR laboratory to expedite results dissemination via SMS printers during visits to the laboratories
  • Participate in the State TB Laboratory Quarterly Review Meeting
  • Support Dried Tube Specimen {DTS} QA panel production, distribution, result collation and CA visit for HIV multi-point of testing in scale up states - Panel production only at selected Hubs and few lab personnel

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates should be holders of a University degree in Medical Lab Science
  • Experience in monitoring of TB/HIV Lab services in any of the states in the South Eastern Nigeria.
  • Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Lab architecture especially in a treatment setting.
  • Experience in Global Fund project will be an added advantage
  • Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic equipment software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
  • Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.
  • All candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Application (Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, 3 professional references) to "The Human Resources, CHEERS" via: recruitment@cheersnigeria.org.ng

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