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Monday, January 14, 2019


Vacancy for Technical Officer - Laboratory Services at Centre for Health Education, Economic Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS)

Centre for Health, Education, Economic Rehablitation & Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focusing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.

Position: Technical Officer - Laboratory Services

Job Description/Summary
S/he has the responsibility of supporting CHEERS Laboratory Services in supported facilities as well as all activities in the state.

Main Responsibilities
Participate in monthly cluster coordination meetings at supported hub ART site
Monitor and assess the level of compliance to health care waste management (including expired drugs and lab reagents) in supported facilities (during routine supportive visits)
Monitor and report lab capacity utilization, commodity consumption, assays conducted and networking for CD4, Genexpert, Viral load, EID (lab testing data & sample referral network using the Hub and spoke model) -
Conduct monthly supervisory visits and provide technical support to health facilities on ART lab service delivery, equipment management, GCLP, EQA, IQA, DBS sample collection, and QMS activities, including onsite trainings.
Facilitate HIV Testing of TB patients
Facilitate TB Screening of HIV positive clients at hub facilities
Provide technical support to PCR laboratory to expedite results dissemination via SMS printers during visits to the laboratories
Participate in the State TB Laboratory Quarterly Review Meeting
Support Dried Tube Specimen {DTS} QA panel production, distribution, result collation and CA visit for HIV multi-point of testing in scale up states - Panel production only at selected Hubs and few lab personnel

Qualifications and Skills
Candidates should be holders of a University degree in Medical Lab Science
Experience in monitoring of TB/HIV Lab services in any of the states in the South Eastern Nigeria.
Solid working knowledge of TB/HIV Lab architecture especially in a treatment setting.
Experience in Global Fund project will be an added advantage
Computer skills (MS Office), knowledge of basic equipment software
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to learn quickly and expand scope of functions.
Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential information.
Ability to assume ultimate responsibility, work under pressure.
Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.
All candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

Method of Application
Applicants should send their Application (Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter, 3 professional references) to "The Human Resources, CHEERS" via:
[email protected]

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