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  • Posted: Apr 4, 2019
    Deadline: Apr 11, 2019
  • Axios was formed by a group of health experts who shared the vision of an organization that could work effectively with clients and stakeholders across the public and private sectors to improve access to healthcare for patients in developing countries. In 1997, following the pioneering efforts of its founders in bringing together the public and private se...
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    Laboratory Coordinator

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Facilitate coordination with National Integrated specimen Referral Network (NISRN) state and IP level structures (State NISRN Focal Person, IP Lab Technical Directors, and Testing Lab Directors)
    • Ensure smooth implementation and ensure that any issues related to specimen transport logistics are logged and addressed, in line with technical direction and oversight provided by GHSC-PSM.
    • Responsible for documenting implementation challenges experienced by 3PLs, Health Facilities and/or State Health Officials
    • Provide recommendations to address any implementation challenges observed
    • Work with Implementing Partners (IPs) in each region to ensure the successful implementation and operationalization of the NISRN strategy based on the guidance provided
    • Responsible for documenting records of rejected specimen with reasons for rejecting the samples
    • Conduct spot check on the specimen pickup/drop off process from supported PCR and Referring facilities
    • Attend and take minutes/attendance at stakeholder’s meetings
    • Develop and maintain excel data base for NISRN in the State
    • Participate in the activities of the State Logistics Management Coordination Unit (LMCU)
    • Provide technical support and coordination to the Referring Health Facilities, PCR Laboratories and NISRN State and IP level structures.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Holder of Microbiology Degree with experience in health commodities logistics can also apply
    • Master in Public Health would be an added advantage.
    • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience. Registered with MLSCN
    • Knowledge of packaging, handling and transportation of temperature sensitive and biological products
    • Knowledge of supply chain management and logistics
    • Knowledge of Laboratory Commodity Logistics or Health Commodity Logistics
    • Capacity to support health systems strengthening
    • Intermediate/Advanced Computer Skills to include the use of MS Office packages and Inventory Management Software
    • Ability to multi task, set priorities and work independently
    • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills
    • Fluency in written and oral English.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Cover Letters (explaining suitability for the job) and comprehensive CV as a single attachment (in MS word or PDF document) to: Please indicate the Position as the subject of your e-mail and header of your cover letter.


    • Applications without a cover letter stating suitability, will be rejected.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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