Assistant Technical Officer – Laboratory Services at Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi)

AHNi – Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi)

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions, education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI 360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Technical Officer – Laboratory Services

Location: Akwa Ibom
Job Category: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • Will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality laboratory services of HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, TB, HCT and other services within state and L.G.A. level including adherence to good clinical laboratory practice (GCLP), national policies and guidelines.
  • Coordinate and maintain oversight of the day-to-day operations of all laboratory services at the facility and community-based interventions, support the implementation of community ART scale-up and daily monitoring of sample collection and management between the community and the Hubs for HIV/AIDS including strengthening effective referrals and linkages between facility laboratory and focus LGAs in the target drive.
  • S/He will ensure that good clinical laboratory practices and quality assurance, universal safety precautions are properly followed and oversee biological waste management between the community and testing Hubs at the focus LGA.
  • Provide technical assistance for laboratory services to LGA Lab teams on field testing (if POC is available), sample collection and handling and reporting in line with the standard operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Monitor logistics of community ART HIV testing, commodities documentation of HTC services using  the monitoring and evaluation tools and ensure proper documentation and reporting of all testing done and results communication between the LGA Lab volunteers and the testing Laboratory at the Hub.
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and field work related to client and sample management of HIV/AIDS and apply these lessons to modify existing scale up program and improve the design of new programs.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a minimum of 1-year post national youth service experience in laboratory services and laboratory management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Certification/License to practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Suitability Statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

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