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5. FHI 360 International NGO Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory Jobs


Job ID 17949

Description:
  • The Senior Technical Officer (STO), Laboratory Technical Specialist will provide laboratory support and guidance to staff and partners for a public health project in Kenya.
  • S/he will implement and monitor laboratory systems strengthening initiatives according to international standards, funder and Government of Kenya requirements.
  • S/he will implement a laboratory capacity building and networking strategy and support laboratory training, mentorship, technical assistance, and quality assurance activities to build the capacity of facility staff, government counterparts and local partners in supported laboratory facilities. The STO may be required to support the development and adoption of laboratory procedures and manuals and train staff in their use.
  • S/he will also evaluate programmatic effectiveness and provide laboratory technical assessment reports to include corrective actions and capacity building plans.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of laboratory systems capacity building and networking strategies and activities for the project.
  • Supervise, provide guidance, and mentor relevant project staff.
  • Support the preparation and delivery of trainings to laboratory staff (including general laboratory technician training and laboratory supervisor training) and training-related services.
  • Provide technical assistance, mentorship, coaching and/or on-the-job training to facility-based laboratory staff, government counterparts, and others as needed and requested as part of overall capacity building and continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • In close collaboration with national and regional laboratory management, support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions.
  • Assist laboratories with adoption and use of routine standard operating procedures and internal quality control interpretation.
  • Support regional teams working with selected laboratories with preparation for implementation of the ISO 15189/WHO-AFRO accreditation process.
  • Compile, prepare and provide project laboratory quality improvement reports as necessary.
  • Provide additional laboratory support services as per project-specific requests.
  • Participate in monitoring visits/forums with other project, program and partner staff as necessary.
  • Contribute to the review and finalization of the progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications:
  • Degree in biological science or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic discipline with a Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with 7-9 years of related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory, including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; OR
  • Master’s degree with 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
  • Direct experience developing and delivering trainings in laboratory sciences.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
  • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.
  • Supervisory experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience with US government-funded programs is a plus.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 International NGO Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory Jobs

    6. FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer - Laboratory Technologist Jobs

    Job ID 17948

    Description:
  • Provides laboratory mentorship with technical assistance, capacity building, training, and quality assurance services. In addition, prepares laboratory procedures and manuals and trains staff in their use.
  • Prepares reports and supports the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives to medical laboratories serving the public health project.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Working closely with Laboratory Specialist as well as regional multidisciplinary mentorship teams and capacity laboratory in providing technical assistance to ensure and enhance the quality of laboratory services. Specifically, the key responsibilities are:
  • Work closely with facility based laboratory staff to provide laboratory technical assistance as needed and requested as part of overall mentorship improvement schemes.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching of laboratory staff in the respective regions to include OJT and support supervision.
  • In close collaboration with laboratory management support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions.
  • Assist laboratories and capacity laboratory hire with development of routine SOP development and internal quality control interpretation/EQA.
  • Support selected laboratories with preparation towards the implementation of ISO15189/WHO-AFRO accreditation process.
  • Provide laboratory improvement report of all the laboratories within his/her allocated region within the agreed time period.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of laboratory ISO 15189/WHO AFRO implementation
  • Proven capability and direct experience in clinical and research laboratory functions and services, including in resource constrained settings.
  • Resourceful and creative thinker with the ability to develop simple and efficient solutions and recommendations.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy.
  • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.
  • Direct experience developing and delivering trainings in laboratory sciences.
  • Experience in an accredited lab or a lab undergoing accreditation will be an added advantage

    Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in relevant field with 5-7 years or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 7-9 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer - Laboratory Technologist Jobs

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