LVCT Health Technical Officer Lab Services - Jobs in Kenya

LVCT Health Technical Officer Lab Services - 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 Technical Officer-Laboratory Services 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 Technical Officer- Lab services will provide technical support to program and CHMT teams within Dhibiti Project aimed to strengthen laboratory operations including capacity building, networking, and quality assurance to ensure delivery of quality HIV services in Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties.

Key responsibilities
•Provide technical support to facility lab staff, SCHMT, and within the supported facilities in the delivery of effective laboratory services for HIV programs
•Support facility teams to implement an effective sample networking system for HIV/TB in the county
•Work with sub-county teams to implement activities for ensuring accuracy, efficiency, and safety of lab equipment
•Collaborate with SCHMT to build the capacity of staff to ensure laboratory/facility safety and monitor activities for compliance as per National safety standards
•Participate in the development and implementation of annual laboratory work plans in liaison with the respective sub-county teams
•Participation in relevant County/Sub County technical working groups (TWGs) and program stakeholders’ forums
•Support development/review of laboratory SOPS for diagnostics, Quality Asuarance and surveillance in HIV/TB programs
•Support participation in relevant EQA proficiency testing programs in HIV Testing Services(HTS) and Laboratory by relevant facility staff in the supported facilities
•Support implementation and monitoring of Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS)
within the supported laboratories
•Together with the sub-county team, develop accurate quantification, forecasting, reporting, and ordering for health laboratory and HIV testing commodities
•Facilitate sub-county teams to scale-up 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

•Bachelor’s degree in laboratory sciences
•At least 5 years of experience managing laboratory services in PEPFAR-funded projects
•Experience in PEPFAR/CDC laboratory indicators and reporting requirements
•Registered with KMLTTB and possessing a valid practicing license
•Knowledge of current technological developments/trends and guidelines in HIV/TB diagnostic management
•Experience in working with the S/Counties collaboratively is mandatory and especially health systems strengthening
•Experience in providing training, supervision, and mentorship of facility and program staff
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
•Good interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and results driven

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 Technical Officer Lab Services Jobs in Kenya

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