ICAP Laboratory Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

ICAP Laboratory Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225029

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Job Title: Laboratory Advisor

Duty Station: Addis Ababa ( HO) , Addis Ababa Regional Office (Addis Ababa) , Bahir Dar, Gambella and Hawassa

Line Manager: Laboratory Support Unit Head/ Regional Director

Job Summary

Under the guidance of the regional director, the laboratory advisor support the design and implementation of laboratory program in general and viral load specimen referral/testing, HIV-1 recency testing and the overall Quality Assurance at ICAP supported Addis Ababa City Administration (AACAHB), Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Gambella regions Regional Reference Laboratories (RRL) and health facilities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

As the Laboratory Advisor, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance at regional level to rollout lab services including Routine Viral Load Monitoring (RVLM)

  • Support the establishment/ strengthening of tracking system (line listing) for routine VL testing for clients that need to be tested based on the national guideline recommendations

  • Closely work with ICAP clinical officers, regional team and advisors to improve demand on VL testing among PLHIV on treatment in Addis Ababa.

  • Support health facilities to increase access to viral load testing and result utilization by improving clinic-laboratory interface and strengthening viremia clinics

  • Support viral load testing sites and referring health facilities to reduce backlog samples and data to improve viral load testing Turnaround Time (TAT)

  • Provide technical assistance to the health bureaus and Regional Referral Laboratories (RRLs) in developing/updating different guidelines, working formats, monitoring and evaluation indicators

  • In collaboration with ICAP head office and regional office, organize and provide/facilitate viral load and other lab trainings for health facilities on major laboratory thematic areas including specimen referral and onsite testing

  • Support and coordinate efforts at each high load private health facilities to ensure in the availability of uninterrupted viral load testing

  • Facilitate and support the revision, distribution and proper utilization of viral load demand creation tools, specimen referral SOPs, request forms, registers and different provider support tools

  • Provide technical support and facilitate viral load specimen referral network mapping and remapping process

  • Support RHBs/RRL and testing sites to ensure comprehensive specimen referral for viral load, EID, CD4, GeneXpert, MTB culture and DST

  • Provide technical support to RHBs/RRLs and health facilities to strengthen the rollout of HIV recency testing

  • Support the establishment/ strengthening of HIV recency testing quality assurance activities in close collaboration with Regional Referral Laboratories (RRLs)

  • Closely work with ICAP CBS officers, regional team and advisors to improve the quality of recency testing across PEPFAR supported health facilities

  • Support health facilities to increase access to recency testing, proper documentation and regular reporting system

  • Identify and support quality improvement initiatives to increase access and quality of viral load service in ICAP supported regions

  • Provides technical support for implementation of International/ National External Quality Assessment Scheme (IEQAS/NEQAS) and Regional External Quality Assessment Scheme (REQAS) in the regions

  • Provide technical support and facilitate the implementation of Point of Care (POC) RHT Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and certification programs

  • Provide technical supports to implement WHO AFRO Laboratory accreditation process

  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of viral load monitoring of CU ICAP supported private health facilities

  • Participate in the regional office weekly and monthly performance review meetings

  • Participate in health facility mentoring, joint supportive supervision with RHBs and hospital-based mentors

  • Follow and ensure RHBs/RRLs to conduct SIMS for respective high load health facilities

  • Prepare and evaluate annual work plan with targeted benchmark indicators and evaluate them daily, weekly and monthly basis

  • Represent ICAP-Ethiopia in different forums when assigned by the supervisor

  • Present and participate actively in weekly and monthly ICAP performance review meetings.

  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly and monthly reports

  • Ensure that all lab related targets are met

  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications and experience:

  • MSc degree in laboratory science related from recognized university

  • Minimum of 5 years work in country experience, including laboratory support to HIV program

  • Has TOT/ basic trainings on EID/VL testing, specimen referral, rapid HIV testing, HIV recency testing, CD4, TB diagnosis and DST, LQMS, SLMTA, and PT preparation and interpretation, etc.

  • Experience in teaching, mentoring, organizing and conducting related training.

  • Experience in mentoring and assessing WHO-AFRO SLIPTA and accreditation

  • Experience in development of national/ regional documents related to specimen referral, testing and laboratory accreditation process

  • Excellent interpersonal and coordination skills

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Computer skills (MS Office, power point, excel and statistical packages·

  • The incumbent may be requested to spend more than 75% of the time at health facilities

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates with the required qualification and experience are invited to submit application letters along with non-returnable CV online at (www.ethiojobs.net)

  • Only online applications are received

    NB – Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Closing date for receiving applications is- 10.13.2019

    ICAP Laboratory Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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