KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Purpose of the position

  • The Regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer is responsible for supporting the regional GeneXpert implementation and supporting the project’s intensive-support sites in the region in ensuring maximum GeneXpert utilization and that results from GeneXpert tests are properly relayed and utilized regionally by using GxAlert.

    Organizational position

  • The Regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer reports functionally to the regional manager and hierarchically to the Technical Director / Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).

  • The regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer is part of the regional team.

    Duties and responsibilities

    The regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer will:

    Support the coordination of regional GeneXpert and newer molecular tests implementation:

  • Assist the regional level Advanced and TOT trainings on GeneXpert MTB/RIF Assay,
    Technically oversee strengthening of case-based management of curative maintenance and replacement of modules

  • Technically oversee the strengthening of systems for the preventive maintenance of GeneXpert machines.

  • Oversee the monitoring of annual calibration schedule and facilitate the health facility level GeneXpert machines calibration

  • Support GeneXpert panel test (PT) preparation, distribution, feedback collection, result analysis.

  • Support new GeneXpert sites training for laboratory professionals and orient clinicians on GeneXpert.

  • Support the regional (Amhara, SNNPR) implementation of GxAlert connectivity solution to strengthen the Laboratory Information Management System (LMIS):

  • Monitoring the weekly active and inactive sites identification and contacting the inactive sites for connection or technical support.

  • Provide Technical support in supportive supervision and review meeting

  • Strengthen RHBs’ capacity in equipment maintenance by training biomedical engineers and providing maintenance equipment as needed

  • Mentor and graduate GeneXpert laboratory experts at Regional reference laboratories who can take over the duties and responsibilities of the Regional laboratory advisor

  • Support the integrated laboratory specimen transport and results feedback system strengthening.

  • Provide training and onsite mentorship to health facilities for SLMTA/ENAO accreditation for GeneXpert sites

  • Identifies knowledge gaps at Regional, Zonal and district level and initiates and guides further
    capacity building

  • Actively shares knowledge with the regional reference laboratories and TB control program

    What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;

  • An informal work atmosphere in an interregional environment where initiative is appreciated;

  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;

  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;

  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;

    Job Requirements

    Who are we looking for


  • B.Sc. in medical Laboratory Technology/Science and Master degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or equivalent.


  • Minimum 5 years, post qualification experience including experience on working in regional TB Laboratory Capacity building, regional or sub-regional TB Program laboratory System support at regional and sub-regional level;

  • Experience in GeneXpert MTB/RIF rollout and coordination, GxAlert connectivity solution for GeneXpert information management, Specimen Referral system and network development.

  • Sound knowledge of basic principles, techniques and safety procedures and Quality management in the laboratory system;

  • Knowledge of GeneXpert equipment and its maintenance is desirable;

  • Must have worked in a medical diagnostic laboratory for a period of at least seven years, specifically in Gene Xpert networking, maintenance and sample transportation;

  • Knowledge in Laboratory Quality Control Assurance, and strong experience of instituting good lab practice;

  • Experience with laboratory information systems;

  • Supervisory, training, management and monitoring skills of other lab staff.

    Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (government, NGOs and local community based organizations);

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

  • Country national preferable, conversant in the local language;

  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;

  • Ability to cope with a demanding work environment and to organize and prioritize workload.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional Laboratory (GeneXpert) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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