Friday, 26 February 2016

Technical Officers - Laboratory Service at AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)

AiDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others. Since 2001 we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative & sustainable approaches.

We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Officer - Laboratory Service


Job Descriptions
  • The Laboratory Officer reports to the Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory Services with some supervision by the State Team Lead and will be responsible for the overall coordination of programmatic and technical operations of the laboratory program in Plateau State.
Job Tasks
  • Provide technical assistance and supervise the implementation of all aspects of clinical laboratory program APIN-supported facilities.
  • Support the development and review of laboratory testing policies and procedures, arid ensure compliance with standard requirements and national regulations.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a robust quality management system, and Good Laboratory Practice at supported laboratories.
  • Coordinate the logistics management of laboratory commodities and supplies and ensure timely and consistent reporting using the CRIRRF tool.
  • Supervise the routine collection, analysis and submission of laboratory data for effective program management.
  • Assist in identifying training needs, planning arid conducting trainings for relevant healthcare workers.
  • Provide technical assistance to other implementing partners and agencies of Federal and State Ministries of Health, and represent APIN at interagency meetings.
  • Prepare reports and presentations as required by the management.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related field with 5-7 years post-qualification experience.
  • Or Master degree in any relevant Laboratory discipline Sciences or related field with 3-5 years post- qualification experience.
  • Professional certification of either AIMLT or FIMLT and a license, to practice as a medical laboratory scientist is a mandatory requirement.
  • Previous work experience in the provision of laboratory support for public health diseases such as HIV/AIDS and TB will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding of SLMTA/SLIPTA program and experience in preparing laboratories for accreditation.
  • Candidate must be willing to do a considerable amount of local travels.
Application Closing Date
7th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should write to: stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position applied for. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for. 

  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the positions are therefore encouraged to apply.