Christian Health Association of Kenya Laboratory Lead Jobs

Christian Health Association of Kenya Laboratory Lead Jobs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the project team on efficient laboratory systems and networks for HIV and TB diagnostics, ensuring coordinated and efficient specimen sample collection and transfers, results transmission and reasonable turnaround times;

  • Responsible for technical assistance and capacity building support to subcounty and facility laboratory personnel for expansion of quality laboratory services including improved access to laboratory diagnosis and monitoring through HIV testing, virologic monitoring, CD4 testing, early infant diagnosis (EID) and new innovative TB diagnostics to support provision of quality integrated HIV services at health facilities in liaison with County Medical Lab Coordinators and NPHL;

  • Support capacity building and technical assistance to facility laboratory personnel on reagent/commodity forecasting, quantification, procurement and consumption reporting in liaison with County and Sub County Medical Lab Coordinators, and the national supply chain mechanisms;

  • Support capacity building and technical assistance to subcounty and facility laboratory personnel on laboratory related QA/QC, lab equipment maintenance and related service contracts in liaison with national laboratory reference labs and equipment vendors;**
    Work in close collaboration with the M&E Director to strengthen Laboratory Management Information Systems for commodity reporting at facility, sub-county and county levels;

  • Represent the project team at technical/ stakeholder forums with the county and national government, the donor agencies and other implementing partners on laboratory related matters;

  • Advise and ensure compliance with infection prevention and control, biosafety and biosecurity standards across project supported health facilities providing HIV and TB testing services.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Medical
    Laboratory Sciences or related qualification.

  • Post graduate qualifications in medical laboratory sciences, public health or related disciplines will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in implementing PEPFAR laboratory strengthening service delivery programs.

  • Proven track record of providing mentorship and supervision for strengthening laboratory services and training in quality improvement approaches.

  • Good knowledge on lab commodity management, reporting and LMIS, biosafety and biosecurity and quality control protocols

  • Experience working with MOH structures and personnel and good knowledge of laboratory related health systems strengthening.

  • Strong programming, management, technical and critical thinking skills to facilitate program implementation.

  • Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and report writing skills.

  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office.

  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in a complex implementation environment.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified and interested candidates should send their CV and application letter briefly describing his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience to

  • copied to

  • on or before 15th May 2022. Only qualified candidates should apply. Applicants must quote the Position on application Subject.

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