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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.
Main duties and responsibilities;
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).
The candidate should have at least 5 years of professional experience working in public health laboratory service delivery in Nigeria, 3 of which in laboratory diagnosis of HIV, TB and other opportunistic infections; 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. S/he should have ability to write lucid technical reports and documents and to make presentations. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team spirit.
Experience working with US government donor projects is an added advantage.
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