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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 23, 2021
  • Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey. Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier...
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    Medical Laboratory Scientist - cART Team

    Req ID: sfh-93636
    Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire (11 months)

    Job Profile

    • The Medical Laboratory Scientist will be responsible for conducting all laboratory and Point-of-care tests and related services in the community in line with good clinical laboratory practice.

    Job Role
    The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

    • Provision of timely and quality laboratory and HIV Testing Services to ensure comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment among Key Populations.
    • Maintain a robust Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and timely reporting of laboratory activities to SFH.
    • Contribute to the development of lessons learnt from projects related to laboratory component of HIV comprehensive services for Key populations.
    • Collection of samples, transport, track and retrieval of viral load, and Gene Xpert results from referral laboratories.

    Qualifications / Experience

    • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
    • Must possess a minimum three (3) years post NYSC experience.
    • Experience in implementation and administration of the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) policies, objectives, and goals.
    • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB or Malaria programs.
    • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable
    • Knowledge of all basic laboratory techniques and quality control systems
    • Knowledgeable in laboratory information management system
    • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques on haematology, chemical pathology, serology, and microbiology as it relates to HIV/AIDS and TB program.

    Skills and Competencies Required:

    • Excellent skills in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
    • Experience in sample referral and result tracking.
    • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload.
    • Ability to work in a team.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
    • S/He must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people.
    • Candidates should be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
    • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets, and database
    • Multitask and work with minimal supervision.

    Compensation & Benefits
    The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.

    Method of Application


    • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply. 
    • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
    • Persons resident in the States where the roles are situated are also encouraged to apply accordingly.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Society for Family Health (SFH) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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