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Laboratory Coordinators and Advisors are needed at Axios Foundation Nigeria (AFN).

Axios Foundation Nigeria (AFN) is a Not-for-Profit Organization dedicated to increasing access to quality Healthcare and building local capacity in the health sector in Nigeria. We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Laboratory Coordinators

Locations: Akwa-lbom, Anambra, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Edo, Enugu,

Job Title: Field Laboratory Advisors

Location: FCT

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate coordination with National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NiSRN) state and IP level structures (State NISRN Focal Person, IP Lab Technical Directors, and Testing Lab Directors).
  • Ensure smooth implementation and ensure that any issues related to specimen transport logistics are logged and addressed, In line with technical direction and oversight provided by GHSC-PSM.
  • Responsible for documenting implementation challenges experienced by 3PLs, Health Facilities and/or State Health Officials.
  • Provide recommendations to address any implementation challenges observed.
  • Work with Implementing Partners (IPs) in each region to ensure the successful implementation and operationalization of the NiSRN strategy based on the guidance provided.
  • Responsible for documenting records of rejected specimen with reasons for rejecting the samples.
  • Conduct spot check on the specimen pickup/drop off process from supported PCR and Referring facilities.
  • Attend and take minutes/attendance at stakeholder’s meetings.
  • Develop and maintain excel data base for NiSRN in the State.
  • Participate in the activities of the State Logistics Management Coordination Unit (LMCU).
  • Provide technical support and coordination to the Referring Health Facilities, PCR Laboratories and NiSRN State and IP level structures.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor degrees in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Holder of Microbiology Degree with experience in health commodities logistics can also apply.
  • Master in Public Health would be an added advantage. 3-5 years of relevant experience. Registered with MLSCN.
  • Knowledge of packaging, handling and transportation of temperature sensitive and biological products.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and logistics,
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Commodity Logistics or Health Commodity Logistics.
  • Capacity to support health systems strengthening. Intermediate/Advanced Computer Skills to include the use of MS Office packages and Inventory Management Software. Ability to multi task, set priorities and work independently. Good communication skills and interpersonal skills. Fluency in written and oral English.

How to Apply:

Application Opening Date January 18th, 2018

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their cover letters and CV’s to: axiosrecruit.ng@axiosfoundation.org

Application Closing Date January 24th, 2018

Notes:

Please indicate the Position and Locations as the subject of your e-mail and header of your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter stating suitability, will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates applying for the position of Laboratory Coordinators are advised to select at least 2 states of choice. First and second choice should be explicitly stated. However, this is not a guarantee that qualified candidates would be given employment in their preferred locations. Employment in other locations (not selected) could still be offered to qualified candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate coordination with National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NiSRN) state and IP level structures (State NISRN Focal Person, IP Lab Technical Directors, and Testing Lab Directors).
  • Ensure smooth implementation and ensure that any issues related to specimen transport logistics are logged and addressed, in line with technical direction and oversight provided by GHSC-PSM.
  • Support and supervise the State Laboratory Coordinators in the assigned region.
  • Ensure that field reports are timely, quality assured and in conformance to the project deliverables.
  • Carry out periodic field support visits to the states and give technical assistance to ensure proper implementation of project activities.
  • Review field reports to ensure accuracy and continuous quality improvement.
  • Respond to GHSC-PSM requests and queries with respect to field activities.
  • Provide leadership to the State Laboratory Coordinators to ensure harmonious working relationship with the State NiRSN Stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all incidents are promptly reported, investigated and resolved through corrective and preventive action management approach.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor degrees in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Holder of Microbiology Degree with experience in health commodities logistics can also apply.
  • Masters in Public Health or equivalent is desirable. 5-10 years of relevant experience. Registered with MLSCN.
  • Knowledge of packaging, handling and transportation of temperature sensitive and biological products.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and logistics.
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Commodity Logistics or Health Commodity
  • Logistics.
  • Capacity to support health systems strengthening.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Computer Skills to include the use of MS Office packages and Inventory Management Software.
  • Ability to multi task, set priorities and work independently.
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral English.
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