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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 14, 2020
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    Heartland Alliance International in Nigeria works at the intersection of health and human rights, to provide HIV prevention and human rights protection services to most at-risk populations (MARPs), by sensitizing and building grassroots support organizations in the country. Heartland Alliance International’s work in Nigeria builds on regional expertis...
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    CART Laboratory Technical Officer

    Job Summary

    To provide technical support to the Laboratory Technical Officer to implement high quality HIV/AIDS, clinical care and support activities at the State level.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • To provide laboratory oversight in HALG site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the program.
    • Ensures that high quality of laboratory services is maintained at all HALG supported sites/centers within your jurisdiction.
    • Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology and Chemistry as well as other tests as required. 
    • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard and current practices are in place for maintaining high quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources.
    • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols and support other affiliated laboratory staff – Community Facilitators, Counsellor Testers, Outreach Coordinators and Medics involved in laboratory functions. 
    • Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the machine in the site lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the laboratory.
    • Participates in inventory control management/CRRF preparation for laboratory supplies and reagents for supported site.
    • Participate in EQA, proficiency testing activities.
    • Performs other care, treatment and evaluation duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from an accredited school.
    • Valid License to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist is mandatory.
    • Minimum of two years of successful laboratory management experience and ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge of the current principles and techniques surrounding the management of laboratory services
    • Experience of running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO context.
    • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices within an OSS and field locations.
    • Very good understanding and working knowledge of the health and HIV program priorities.

    Other Competencies:

    • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
    • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
    • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits. 

    Language Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in public speaking. 

    Computer Skills:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows Operating Systems, Power Point.
    • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance. 

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