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FIELD LABORATORY SPECIALIST NEEDED AT THE MARYLAND GLOBAL CORPORATION NIGERIA ( MGIC)

BACKGROUND: THE MARYLAND GLOBAL CORPORATION NIGERIA ( MGIC) an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore is a Non- Governmental Organization funded by the US Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria indicator and Impact Survey(NAIIS) is a population -based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV specific indicator, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment program to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV program.

JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FIELD LABORATORY SPECIALIST

Through a contract with the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) implements The Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS). The NAIIS program assists Nigeria to implement household-based surveys for HIV/AIDS, Hep- B & C and CD4 testing for population-based survey.

The NAIIS program seeks to fill a field Laboratory Specialist position to support the survey. The position is based at field locations over the 37 States in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

The field Laboratory specialist will be responsible for providing field testing in households to measure the biomarkers for the National population -based surveys. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blood collection from adults and pediatrics using acceptable best practices; expertise in collection of blood from pediatrics is an advantage
  • Testing using rapid diagnostic tests for HIV, Hep- B Ag & Hep-C Ag
  • Conduct CD4 testing using PIMA machine.
  • Documentation of all laboratory activities in forms, survey tools and electronically in tablets
  • The field laboratory specialist position is a position that requires 100% commitment in the field. It is expected that the laboratory specialist will demonstrate competence in POC testing.

Required Qualifications:

  • A medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician, skilled in phlebotomy.
  • Experience in working on the laboratory bench for at least one year.
  • Experience in CD4 testing; proficiency in use of POC is an advantage.
  • Experience with population survey will be added advantage.

Required Skills:

Experience   performing   Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing Ability to write clear and concise summaries of reports for internal and external audiences Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.

Work Skills:

  • Ability to work for long hours Ability to pay attention to details Ability to work with your hands and will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab equipment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well and cooperate with team members in the field.
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and routine equipment maintenance.
  • A systematic approach to tasks and the ability to follow instructions and set procedures.
  • A high level of flexibility in performing the responsibilities of the position,
  • An indigene of the state or resident in the state.

DURATION: One Year with the possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds.

HOW TO APPLY: Kindly fill the form on the link: https://goo.gl/forms/nvRjHCZdYUvqkuq52

CLOSING DATE: 19th March 2018

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