Closing Date : 2020-03-31
Duty Station : Maseru, Lesotho
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: ICAP
Country: Lesotho
Closing date: 31 Mar 2020

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Laboratory Advisor will provide technical laboratory leadership, including technical assistance and capacity building support, for ICAP s proposed CDC-funded project, Expanding Access to Quality Laboratory Service (EQUALS) in the Kingdom of Lesotho under PEPFAR (CDC-RFA-GH20-2044).
The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding

Major Accountabilities:

Provides technical expertise and direction, strategic vision, and management guidance to all laboratory-related project activities.Ensures sustained capacity to deliver quality laboratory services in the country to improve clinical outcomes and treatment and prevention services of HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and related diseases.Trains and mentors laboratory staff to improve human resources capacity to improved laboratory workflow and efficiency.Develops new and revises current guidelines, policies, strategic plans, and standard operational plans to improve laboratory infrastructure and ensure increased access to laboratory services.Provides technical expertise in assessing existing laboratory systems, capacity, and services, and supports the design and implementation of sustainable laboratory strengthening strategies.Ensures laboratory staff adheres to requirements of national and international standards to improve the accuracy and reliability of laboratory tests and achieve laboratory accreditation.Oversees the development and implementation of innovative and sustainable laboratory test delivery services to reduce turnaround time.Supports the M&E Technical Advisor in improving laboratory data capture for program management and surveillance.Provides project-related guidance and direction to highly skilled laboratory specialists from ICAP, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and key national stakeholders.Supports the implementation of national laboratory strategic and operational plans, guidelines, manuals, training materials, and standard operational protocols.


An advanced degree in laboratory medicine or related field.

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:

At least ten years of experience working in a large clinical or research laboratory, with significant experience in microbiology, laboratory management, and renovation.Prior experience with relevant technical laboratory procedures related to HIV/AIDS and TB.Demonstrated experience in quality assurance, quality control, protocol development, specimen management, and electronic information systems within a laboratory context.Experience implementing laboratory accreditation and laboratory strengthening programs.Proven ability to effectively mentor and advise laboratory professionals; experience overseeing the training of staff engaged in laboratory activities and improvements.Written and spoken English proficiency.
How to apply:

Interested candidates apply here

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