US Embassy International Health Strengthening Programme - Technical Officer (Laboratories) SEO Jobs in South Africa

US Embassy International Health Strengthening Programme - Technical Officer (Laboratories) SEO Jobs in South Africa

Roles and responsibilities

  • Support technical advisor for laboratories in the delivery of the laboratory workplan

  • Support ongoing development and management of ZNPHL and MOH laboratories with a focus on strengthening public health microbiology laboratory practice to achieve accreditation to ISO 15189 2022 Standards for Medical Laboratories

  • Support laboratory detection and reporting of priority infectious pathogens and diseases and linking with surveillance systems using a one health approach

  • Support excellence in practice, service delivery and improvement in scientific and technical performance at all times. This includes supporting innovative ways of delivering services to ensure Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

  • Support development of laboratory standard operating procedures for infectious pathogen detection and quality and other management documents compliant with national and international quality and governance standards

  • Support the development of policies and strategies that ensure effective and efficient day-to-day operational work

  • Support the development of management processes such as supply chain monitoring plan for the laboratories

  • Work closely with UKHSA IHR project delivery team to support and contribute to professional and leadership development of laboratory staff

  • Provide theoretical and practical management input to ensure the overall output of the laboratory is of a high quality, appropriate, relevant, consistent and reliable

  • Engage with stakeholders, partners and service users on laboratory strategic objectives, implementation, identifying new ideas and improving ways of working

  • Participating in the activities relevant to laboratory committees, working groups and other expert groups as required

  • Promote high standards of quality customer care to both internal and external customers

  • Carrying out other duties as may reasonably be required in the role.

  • This role is subject to change, removal or amendment from advert at short notice

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate-level qualification in a
    relevant subject

  • Member of relevant professional body

  • Demonstrate commitment to own Continued Professional Development (CPD)

  • Extensive experience of working in a microbiology and or molecular diagnostic/testing laboratory

  • In depth understanding of relevant laboratory policies, standards and guidelines, including those relevant to quality control/assurance and accreditation processes

  • Knowledge of the ZNPHI, MOH and the wider Zambia public health sector and laboratory network

  • Experience of partnership working - linking with staff across varied organisational functions to address inter-dependencies and ensure alignment

  • Experience of working with Laboratory Information Management System

  • Experience of working with information technology using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace

  • Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Postgraduate-level qualification in a relevant subject

  • Experience in QMS implementation and undertaking microbiology laboratory-based surveillance

  • Additional qualification or relevant experience public health or other relevant field or equivalent experience

  • Good knowledge of laboratory management

  • Leadership and management experience including target setting, selection, training and development

  • Understanding of budget management

  • Experience of participation in research and development projects

  • Experience of leading change management

  • Experience in education and training of laboratory staff

  • Experience in building and leading a team

    How to Apply

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