LVCT Health Laboratory Lead - Jobs in Kenya

LVCT Health Laboratory Lead - Jobs in Kenya

•LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered Healthy Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with the government and other stakeholders at the national and county levels.

•LVCT Health seeks to fill the position of Laboratory Lead for the CDC-Dhibiti Project supporting the Implementation of Sustainable, Comprehensive, High-Quality HIV Prevention and Treatment Programs in the Central Region (Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri & Kirinyaga counties) of the Republic of Kenya. The project aims to support the Government of Kenya (GoK) at the National and County level in its HIV and AIDS initiatives in Kenya.

Job purpose
•The Lab Lead will provide technical, strategic, and management support on laboratory and diagnostics systems management to program staff, County staff, local partners, and facility staff within Dhibiti Project. S/he will oversee laboratory systems strengthening initiatives, capacity building, efficient networking strategy, laboratory training, mentorship and capacity building, technical assistance, and quality assurance activities.

Key responsibilities
•Provide technical expertise and leadership to program staff, County staff, local partners, and facility staff within the supported facilities in the execution of program deliverables
•Support the CHMTs to strengthen the HIV services quality standards, including monitoring and maintenance of the quality of laboratory operations for effective program delivery
•Support and strengthen an effective sample networking system for all funded HIV/TB across the counties; ensure uptake of remote login and lab manifest
•In collaboration with the county teams ensure maintenance of equipment inventory, calibration/certification and testing of equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and safety of performance
•Work with other technical staff to ensure laboratory/facility safety, including health providers safety training and annual Biosafety refresher; monitor activities to ensure compliance with safety standards
•Participate in development of annual laboratory work plan and budget in liaison with the respective County teams, with regular progress monitoring measures
•Participation in relevant technical working groups (TWGs), regional, County, and program stakeholders’ forums
•Support development/review of laboratory SOPS for diagnostics and surveillance in HIV/TB programs
•Support participation in relevant EQA proficiency testing programs in HIV Testing Services(HTS) and Laboratory by relevant staff
in the supported counties
•Support implementation and monitoring of Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) within the supported laboratories
•Together with the County team, develop accurate quantification, forecasting, reporting, and ordering for health laboratory and HIV testing commodities
•Ensure scale-up of RTCQI implementation in all the supported facilities and implementation of corrective measures
•Support horizontal scale-up and activation of HIV Recency in the supported sites across the Counties
•Support implementation of a quality improvement and data use for program improvement
•Coordinate and supervise the laboratory Technical Officers within the program to ensure lab indicators are achieved in every facility/County

•Bachelor’s degree in laboratory sciences (Master’s degree is an added advantage)
•At least 7 years of experience managing laboratory services in a PEPFAR-funded projects
•Be experienced and well versed with PEPFAR/CDC laboratory indicator reporting requirements
•Registered with KMLTTB and possessing valid practicing license
•Knowledge of current technological developments/trends and guidelines in HIV/TB diagnostic management
•Experience in working with the Counties/MOH collaboratively is mandatory and especially with regard to health systems strengthening
•Ability to supervise and train staff
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
•Good interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and results driven
•Good data analytic and report writing skills

How to apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to .

  • The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

  • The closing date is September 07, 2022 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for more information about the organization

  • LVCT Health DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process

    For more information and job application details, see; LVCT Health Laboratory Lead Jobs in Kenya

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