Advisor-Laboratory Services (7)

Full Time

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The Advisor-Laboratory Services is a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for
providing overall technical leadership and oversight of Laboratory services implementation at
respective region. This includes; keeping abreast with key advances in the area of Laboratory
support and standards for the HIV and TB programs; translating into practice, key program,
national and global priorities of Laboratory services for the HIV and TB programs; as well as
working with and providing substantive and technical direction and assistance. to other regional
staff at supported region. She/he will work in close collaboration with the respective regional
and district level health management teams and C3HP supported facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide oversight and lead implementation of HIV Viral load (HVL) Services by providing
technical support focusing on sample collection, packaging, transportation, testing, and result
reporting; o Ensure implementation of demand creation strategies for improved coverage of
HVL services, o Oversee HVL testing laboratories, to ensure there is maintenance or
improvement of the workflow for laboratory processes and improve TAT. 2. Strengthen Early
Infant Diagnosis (EID) Service by providing technical support focusing on sample
Support scaled up use and maximum utilization of available point of care (POC)/GeneXpert
platforms in EID for improved turnaround time of test results.
Support TB Diagnosis Service by providing technical support focusing on sample collection,
packaging, transportation, testing, and result reporting; o Ensure maximum utilization of
available GeneXpert for TB diagnosis o Strengthen integration of TB diagnostic samples
transportation into the sample referral system
Collaborate with R/CHMTs and other stakeholders to expand and strengthen EQA services
especially for HIV rapid test. 6. Coordinate with R/CHMTs to strengthen the laboratory sample
referral system, and work with Couriers to facilitate sample transportation from lower sites to
facilities with testing capacity, and results back to respective sites. o Ensure maximum
utilization of electronic sample referral system for improved turnaround time of test results.Collaborate with stakeholders to improve quality of HIV testing, by supporting the national
certification program for non-laboratory HIV testers and HIV testing points, through provision
of technical assistance and mentorship to participating facilities.
Responsible for ensuring supported sites meet national standard for laboratory practice required
to support all project activities, including assessing site needs, identifying areas for quality
improvement and capacity building of laboratory personnel through training and mentorship.
Support implementation of laboratory continuous quality improvement and quality management
systems to ensure good quality clinical laboratory testing in C3HP supported sites. 10. Oversee
and ensure efficient management of regional project expenditure and other resources as per
approved work-plan and budget.
Ensure timely collection and submission of Laboratory services data as well as support
strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.
Lead efforts to robustly analyze and utilize laboratory services data including HVL data to
inform regional plans, priorities and resource allocation.
Lead efforts to identify gaps in laboratory services provision, design and implement Continuous
Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to address the gaps identified.
Prepare timely quarterly and annual narrative reports, best practices, lessons learned and other
relevant documents on laboratory services as assigned by line manager.
Support and advise the line manager on all Laboratory services issues and perform other
relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:
1. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science.
2. Knowledge in PEPFAR-funded HIV programs
3. Monitoring, Evaluation skills
4. Ability to work and deliver under pressure and tight deadlines with minimum supervision.
6. Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills.5. Fluency in both written and spoken English and Swahili Languages.
6. Strong computer skills (MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
7. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and strong problem-solving
skills. 10. Ability to trav to implementation districts a minimum of 80% of time.

How to Apply: –
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application
letter and CV combined in as one PDF document indicating your present employer and position,
daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees.
To be considered, your application must be received not later than 16.30 HOURS January 28,
2022.
The subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are
applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not be
easily retrieved.

All correspondences and applications should be emailed to:
[email protected]

 

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