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Laboratory Coordinator (X1)

The Southern Provincial Health Office under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project through a Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is seeking for eligible, self-motivated and qualified applicants for the positions listed below for the various levels (Provincial, District, Facility and Community)

(A) PROVINCIAL LEVEL

Purpose: Responsible for the coordination of Laboratory services including courier of samples from the facilities to the testing sites and result return to facilities

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the Provision of quality Laboratory HIV and TB Testing Services using medical technologies in use as prescribed in the current national testing profile in the province
  • Ensure that HIV testers in the Province are certified according to the national certification program;
  • Ensure that all sites in the province are enrolled and are participating and passing the national Proficiency Testing (PT) Program for all HIV/TB Laboratory (RT, CD4, TB, VL, PCR);
  • Undertakes routine Internal/External Quality Assurance programs for all HIV Laboratory Services in the Province
  • Spearheads Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) activities towards regional/international accreditation
  • Ensures accurate reporting of Laboratory commodities to ensure that there are no stock outs;
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisors in line with the jobholder’s ability and qualifications.
  • Participates in all technical reviews in the Province and provides accurate information for decision making

Qualifications:

  • Grade Twelve (12) Certificate with Five (5) O’ Levels
  • Degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • At least two years of relevant work experience at supervisory level in Lab services
  • Experience with recording, reporting and other monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Computer literate, with high competency in using Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience in the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS)

Interested candidates meeting the above stated qualifications and attributes and willing to work in rural areas are required to submit their applications with the following documents; Curriculum Vitae with Three (3) traceable referees, academic and professional qualifications, Full Registration with relevant professional bodies and Latest Practicing Licenses where applicable to the address below.

How to Apply

Applicants should provide valid phone numbers for easy communication and must clearly indicate the position applied for.

Due to the likely bulkiness of the applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Provincial Health Director,

Southern Provincial Health Office,

PO BOX 630026,

Choma.

Application deadline
21 Jun 14:00
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