ICAP Laboratory Lead Jobs in Kenya

ICAP Laboratory Lead Jobs in Kenya

  • The Laboratory Lead positions will be based in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania.

  • The positions are subject to a successful funding application and final approval by the CDC.

    Major Accountabilities

    • Responsible for the overall technical and operational activities of the laboratory systems component of the project.

    • Ensures that all activities and objectives of the project related to laboratory systems components are carried out and achieved.

    • Serves as the point person for all laboratory systems related information and communication within the project as well as with CDC and other external stakeholders and partners.

    • Designs and conducts monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement assessments needed to ensure that laboratory systems targets and deliverables are on track and adhere to donor and key stakeholder requirements.

    • Ensures that relevant project reporting, documentation, and publications on laboratory systems are technically sound and are disseminated timely and appropriately.

    • Oversees the selection, procurement, distribution and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and instruments of laboratories supported by the CDC-funded project

    • Provides guidance and direction on training, mentoring, and other capacity building and continuous improvement activities for laboratory staff, relevant government ministries, and other partners supported by the project.

    • Leads the development and/or improvement and dissemination of procedures (e.g., testing, specimen collection, etc.), guidelines, policies, procurement chains, and other SOPs needed by the project.

    • Ensures laboratory staff adhere to requirements of national and international minimum standards that support core global health security priorities.


  • An advanced degree in laboratory medicine, biological sciences, or relevant field.

    Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications

    • At least 7 years of progressive experience in large clinical and public health laboratory settings in the following areas: microbiology, laboratory quality control, and quality assurance systems, implementation, and management. At least 5 years of which were spent in a senior
    or project leadership role.

    • Experience working in international health or development organizations or projects related to any or all of the following: global health security, global health programs through health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, capacity building, strategic health information system strengthening, surveillance, emergency response, in resource-limited context.

    • Prior experience with relevant technical laboratory procedures related to HIV/AIDS, TB, and/or other communicable diseases.

    • Demonstrated experience in developing national laboratory policies, strategic and operational plans, guidelines, and manuals.

    • Demonstrated experience in quality assurance, quality control, protocol development, specimen management, and electronic information systems within a laboratory context.

    • Experience implementing laboratory accreditation and laboratory strengthening programs.

    • Competent in the development and implementation of work plans, M&E activities, and reports.

    • Proven ability to effectively mentor and advise laboratory professionals; experience overseeing the training of staff engaged in laboratory activities and improvements.

    • Ability to liaise with senior MOH and county government officials as well as senior members of the donor community. • Demonstrated competence working within CDC or agencies with similar regulations and procedures.

    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the country context in general and public health situation, in particular, is required.

    • Fluent English oral and written communication skills.

    • Willingness to travel regionally/locally or overseas up to approximately 40% of the time

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; ICAP Laboratory Lead Jobs in Kenya

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