Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Jobs @... FHI 360 - Assistant Technical Officer /Laboratory services & QI Wanted

Employing Company: FHI 360

The Company
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer /Laboratory services & QI

Location: Uyo

Job Descriptions

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner.
The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Basic Function
Liaise with the Technical Officer, Lab QI & Special Projects to provide technical support on HIV serology Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (RT QII Project) in Akwa Ibom state and other laboratory services for FHI 360 Nigeria programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in providing technical assistance to state QI team on the implementation of RT QII at state level.
Provide regular update on the implementation of RTQII project to STO Lab services in CO & SO.
Ensure production, distribution, administration and collation of feedbacks on the Dried Tube specimen Proficiency Testing scheme.
Work with the state QI team on the administration of SPI RT checklist.
Monitor the implementation of corrective action process for sites with deficiencies.
Coordinate the project activities (Audit & DTS PT) and provide regular update to CO & SO.
Prepare report on HIV RTQII project on a monthly / quarterly basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
BMLS in Laboratory Sciences or related field with 3-4 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
Knowledge of HIV serology testing using RTKs, basic laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred.
Knowledge of laboratory data management, use of data management software including excel and other advanced programs.
Proficient in Microsoft office applications ( MS word, Excel, power point etc)
Knowledge of basic laboratory audit using a simple checklist as well as preparation of audit report.
Certification of license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is required.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable

Remuneration
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online