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Sunday, May 05, 2019

The Grant Management Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Health is recruiting for the Vacant Position of a Laboratory Officer


The Lagos State Ministry of Health (LSMoH) is a Principal Recipient (PR) for Integrated Global Fund Grant comprising of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Resilient Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). As the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health is legally responsible for the management of the integrated grant ensuring achievement of the programmatic results and accountability of the grant financial resources.

To fulfil the mandate of the Principal Recipient, the Ministry of Health has established the Grant Management Unit (GMU) to carry out the functions of the PR. The Grant Management Unit works with other implementing units (TB, HIV, RSSH) within the LSMOH, Sub-Recipients (SRs) and other implementing partners in executing its mandate and ensuring that the grant is managed and implemented in compliance with grant agreement signed between the Global Fund and the Principal Recipient.

The Grant Management Unit, Lagos State Ministry of Health is recruiting for the vacant position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Officer
Location: Lagos State
Reporting to: Manager, Procurement & Supply-Chain Management

Overall Objective
The GMU laboratory logistics officer will work on the LSMOH integrated (HIV/TB/RSSH) grant to support implementation of the lab technical services, logistics and supply chain management of lab commodities as well as entrenchment of laboratory best practices.

Specific Objectives & Duties
Compile, analyze and monitor trends on the functionality and optimization of all TB and HIV laboratory tests as well as laboratory related activities
Support the implementation of Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement and the deployment and institution of appropriate corrective and preventive action respectively.
Support mentorship of supported lab personnel on laboratory commodities supply chain management and laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Assist in the evaluation of HIV and TB laboratory methods and procedures and conduct of periodic laboratory system assessment and review of activities.
Responsible for ensuring HIV and TB laboratory samples are appropriately operationalized Into the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN).
Institutionalization of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and an efficient biosafety and infection control program across all supported healthcare facilities and communities.
Assist in the development and adaptation of required guidelines/standards for related laboratory services.
Support the optimization drive of requisite lab tests In all grant supported HIV and TB sites. This tests Includes Viral Load, Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), TB Sputum GeneXpert, Other tests are -Heamatology, Chemistry, CD4, and AFI3 microscopy
Support in ensuring the functionality of all laboratory information systems and up-to-date of facility records at its repository.
Support the design, implementation and monitoring of HIV and TB laboratory systems to ensure efficiency in the processes and documentation thereof.
Support and strengthen all capacity building efforts of molecular diagnostics for all the grant supported laboratories.
Participate in supportive supervision and provide mentorship to labs in supported sites offering HIV and TB services.
Contribute to the strengthening of PCR laboratory network with other institutions and stakeholders.
Participate in the training of laboratory personnel and other health workers in molecular laboratory procedures and diagnostics.
Assistance in strengthening LASUTH PCR laboratory data management to improve data utilization.
Provide support in the supply chain management of PCR commodities including roiling out tools for qualification and tracking of supplies at grant supported sites.
Facilitate regular communications on all equipment repairs and maintenance at supported HIV and TB facilities with the relevant vendors and in-house services.
Prepare progress reports of TB and HIV laboratory activities, lab program implementation and lab quality issues.
Perform other activities as may assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Science or other related health sciences from a recognized university; higher qualification in relevant field will be an added advantage.
At least three years cognate experience in laboratory supply chain and I or pharmaceutical products.
Familiarity with Global Fund Policies on Procurement and Supply Chain Policies of Health Products, with programmatic requirements for successful Implementation of grants funded by the Global Fund.
Familiarity with public health approach to laboratory supply chain with emphasis on Lagos State and its peculiarities will be an added advantage
Strong written and oral communication skills, including professional level English language skills.
Competency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills, and familiarity with computerized pharmaceutical stock management and information systems
Ability to work independently while being a strong team player.

Application Closing Date
7th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and a Cover Letter in word format as separate attachments in a single mail application stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable for the position and addressed to:
[email protected]

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; the subject of the email should be the job position applied for.
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