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Job: Associate Manager, Laboratory Services at Heartland Alliance

Job: Associate Manager, Laboratory Services at Heartland Alliance

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 expert…

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Job Summary

The incumbent will provide overall technical guidance and support to the field laboratories to implement high quality HIV/AIDS, clinical care and support activities at the State and Zonal level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent will be responsible for the provision of laboratory technical support at HALG State level including capacity building, training and quality assurance services to State teams and Local Implementing partners.
  • Ensure accurate provision of Laboratory Quality Management Systems Implementation across the State One Stop Shops (OSSs) and participate in the production of DTS for proficiency testing across the project.
  • Ensures that all activities and objectives of the project related to laboratory system components are carried out and achieved in the State.
  • Oversees the effective and optimal performance of basic Laboratory equipments in the State.
  • Provide State level technical direction on optimization and scale-up initiatives for improving the 3rd 95 component of the treatment cascade.
  • Support the State laboratory teams on Laboratory commodity management and review of CRRF reports.
  • Work in close collaboration with state M&E team to collate laboratory data and participate actively in quarterly M&E and Program meetings.
  • Provide support to NiSRN and PCR lab to facilitate turnaround time in sample log-in and result retrieval.
  • Provide adequate support to the Associate Director Laboratory services in the management of laboratory operations. 
  • Performs other care, treatment and evaluation duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

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/University.
  • Valid Licence to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful mid-level 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/settings in the following areas: Laboratory Quality Management Systems, implementation sciences, and management.
  • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices within a hospital environment. 
  • Very good understanding and working knowledge of the health and HIV/TB 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- Does 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.

Work Environment

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
  • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited resource environments.

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