Laboratory Service officer

BACKGROUND :

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in  Tanzania.  The project branded as   Afya  Kamilifu  Project  has been implemented in   Tanga and Zanzibar  since October 2018 From October 2020 the project will extend to  Simiyu Region  covering facility-based and community-based HIV care and treatment services from October 2020 in collaboration and guidance from the  Tanzania  Ministry of  Health, Community  Development,  Gender,  Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for the project:

Position: Laboratory Service officer (1)

Location: Bariadi Office (1)

Reports to: Regional Project Manager – Simiyu

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Laboratory Service Officer will strengthen Laboratory Quality Management System and provide technical support of laboratory services to improve quality of HIV diagnosis and Viral Load Monitoring to attain the current 95-95-95 of the HIV clinical cascade

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting health facilities through an evidence-based CQI approach to implement a comprehensive Lab quality management program to surpass the 95-95-95 targets and adherence to safety laboratory
  • Strengthen External Quality Assurance (EQA)/PT program for EID, HVL, HRT, TB and OI tests through mentorship and Technical assistance
  • Strengthen laboratory sample transportation/results transmission and other HIV related testing to meet National standards and expand the use of laboratory information systems
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports regarding HVL/EID ,reagents status and any other laboratory matters in their region/District
  • Follow up on facility stock status of reagents , Supplies and Consumables , and participate fully in reagents, consumables and supplies distribution
  • Work close with RLTs, DLTs R/CHMTs in quality management systems to increase coverage of laboratory participation into SLMTA and ensure graduation with at least 2 stars for enrolled Lab
  • Participate in training, mentorship, supportive supervision and clinical guidance to health care providers as needed
  • Make use of training materials/curriculum, SOPs and Job Aids useful to the providers according to the National guidelines and policies
  • Participate in meetings/events relevant to the project and provide relevant technical contributions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines and PEPFAR policies
  • Collaborate with all other project staff in the related program areas as would be needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  • At least 5 years of “hands on experience in lab systems strengthening
  • Proven experience and competence in supporting the HIV related Lab services
  • Experience in designing and implementing laboratory system strengthening
  • Experience in M&E as it relates to laboratory services(Including LIS, eSRS, GX-alert)
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing
  • Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage

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 document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Mwanza Office for the shortlisted Lake Zone Applicants and at Dar es Salaam Office for other shortlisted applicants.  To be considered, your application must be received by  16.30 Hours August 17, 2020 . Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.  All correspondences should be directed to: Email:  [email protected] Direct  application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

  • Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non- smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply
  • “Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”
  • Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be




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