Graduate Trainee Global Health

Becton Dickinson (BD) East Africa is seeking to engage suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the Graduate Trainee Global Health position

BD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.

Location: East Africa

Key responsibilities:

  • Support country specific programmes working on the ground with Ministry of Health and implementing partners to develop overarching, integrated laboratory systems, services and quality improvement strategies
  • Improve the quality of laboratory diagnostics critical to the management of HIV/AIDS patients
  • Implement quality control and quality assurance guidelines and supervisory tools for hematology, chemistry, CD4 testing and rapid HIV testing
  • Strengthen TB reference sites to serve as centralized training facilities
  • Improve access to TB diagnostics for HIV positive patients

    Education and Qualifications:

  • Degree/diploma in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Medicine or medical laboratory sciences
  • Alternative qualifications could be considered dependant upon professional experience

    Professional Skills and Experience:

  • Graduated
  • Practical experience in Immunology, Microbiology or Hematology will be an added advantage
  • Interpersonal and Social Skills required for both positions:

    • Highly talented in coaching and teaching skills
    • Strong focus on customer support
    • Commitment to team work and co-operation
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • International outlook and cultural sensitivity
    • Accepts personal responsibility and has high ethical values
    • Ability to work within a matrix environment

    Other Requirements:

  • Both candidates must be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • Additional fluency in Swahili will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work independently and be prepared for frequent travel within E. Africa and all International BD locations

    If you meet the above criteria, please send your detailed CV with a handwritten cover letter, daytime contacts, copies of your academic and professional certificates to:

    The Human Resources Manager
    Becton Dickinson East Africa
    P.O. Box 76613-00508
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Closing date: 18th August

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