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Laboratory Services Specialist – Job Opportunity at Amref Health Africa September, 2018

Summary:

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Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is teaming up with University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. The Project which is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this Project:
Position: Laboratory Services Specialist (1)
Location: Amref Country office; Dar es Salaam with frequent travels to Tanga and Zanzibar
Reports to: Project Director


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The focus of this role is to strengthen laboratory quality management systems and provide overall strategic laboratory services to improve quality of HIV diagnosis and viral load monitoring to attain the current 95 – 95-95 of the HIV clinical cascade.
Duties:
  • Responsible for supporting the MOHCDGEC and stakeholders through an evidence-based CQI approach to implement a comprehensive quality management system program.
  • Strengthen External Quality Assurance (EQA)/PT programme for EID, HVL, HRT, TB and Ol tests
  • Strengthen laboratory quality management systems for CQI in VL, laboratory sample transporta- tion/results transmission and other HIV related testing
  • Strengthen HVL, EID and laboratory specimen referral system
  • Support implementation of the laboratory quality management systems and SLMTA
  • Collaborate with the MOHCDGEC, PO-RALG, R/CHMTs and IPs in PPCs in Project focus regions to increase coverage of laboratory participation into SLMTA and ensure graduation with at least 2 stars.
  • Expand the use of laboratory information systems to all supported laboratories
  • Prepare quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakehold­ers.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:

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  • Laboratory scientist/ technologists background, with Masters in public health
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.
  • At least 5 years of “hands on experience” at a senior laboratory support position in HIV prevention , care and treatment program in resource limited country
  • Experience working in NGO which has active Laboratory programs
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage.
These jobs offer competitive salary and excellent work environ­ment. Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application letter and CV combined as one document to jobs.tanzania(at)amref.org, including daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees by Wednesday, 19th September 2018. Applicants must clearly state the position being applied for in the subject line of the email.

Also, read this: Community Linkage and Tracking Advisor, Job Opportunity at Amref Health Africa September 2018 – Ajira Tanzania

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.


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Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy. Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply
Amref Health Africa -Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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