KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a full time
Position: Regional Laboratory Advisor
Duty Station: Lagos, Nigeria
Information and application via www.kncvtbc.org/NG1801
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.
Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.
KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, a USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health.
The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.
Purpose of the position
The Regional Laboratory Advisor will work in close collaboration with States’ laboratory quality assurance officers in ensuring effective and quality laboratory services in selected LGAs. S/he will be expected to provide technical assistance to the CTB program in improving the Laboratory systems as well as improving the use of laboratory related data for decision making. S/he will support the development of TB laboratory strengthening/ strategic plans within the context of national laboratory strategies.
Who are we looking for?
A degree in the Medical Laboratory Sciences and related fields (an MPH would be an advantage).
A minimum of 5 years working experience in TB and/or HIV programs.
Experience as laboratory quality assurance officer or laboratory manager.
Experience in working with: HIV & TB program; USAID projects or any development partner.
Behavioral competencies and skills:
Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills, willingness to travel across the country and if required at short notice.
Competent with laboratory operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
What do we offer?
A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract. Depending on funding and performance;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.