Laboratory Advisor at Heartland Alliance International


Heartland Alliance International- Nigeria, a services based human rights organization is currently recruiting to fill the position below. Candidates must meet the minimum requirements listed and should be committed to the promotion of human rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, class or gender. Candidates must be willing to work with diverse population in a supportive and accepting manner.

Position: Laboratory Advisor

Location: Abuja

  • The Incumbent will provide leadership and technical expertise and coordination of services needed in implementing high quality clinical laboratory services.
  • H/She will coordinate the design, planning and implementation of laboratory services according to national and international standards.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for overall laboratory management, which includes managing professional, support staff and large budgets and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations related to laboratory procedures and the reporting and maintenance of records; and work collaboratively with other managers to establish and maintain laboratory services to support HAI’s HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in the community.
  • Duties in this position will include, but are not limited to: planning, directing, and evaluating the work of laboratory personnel; ensuring that test results are recorded and accurately reported; preparing the budget and monitoring expenditures and revenues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or related science from an accredited school.
  • Valid Certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory Minimum of five years of successful senior-level laboratory management experience and ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge of the current principles and techniques surrounding the management of laboratory services.
  • In addition, the post holder must possess experience of running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO context.
  • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices within a hospital environment A very good understanding and working knowledge of the health and HIV program priorities; Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants (e.g., USAID, CDC/PEPFAR and other grant funders).

Application Requirements:

Candidates who are passionate and committed to working with vulnerable and marginalized groups should kindly submit a one-page cover letter, CV (not exceeding 3 pages) with 3 professional references (name, company, email and phone number) to the following address:

The subject of the email “Must” be the Position Title and Location applied for e.g. Pharmacy Advisor Abuja

Applications that do not meet the above specification will be rejected. Please do not contact the listed email address with other enquiries: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted the deadline for this advert is 5pm, on Monday 31st October, 2016