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Job Title: Technical Officer-Lab QI & Special Projects Company: FHI 360 Job Type: Full Time Qualification: BA/BSc/HND   Experience: 8 years Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety   . FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. . Description: - The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).   .  Job Summary / Responsibilities:  - Liaise with the Senior Technical Officer to provide technical support on HIV serology Rapid Testing Quality Improvement Initiative (HIV RT QII Project and other laboratory Special projects for FHI 360 Nigeria programs. . Duties and Responsibilities: - Provide technical assistance to state QI team on the implementation of HIV RT QII project at state level. - Provide technical assistance on the laboratory component of the AIS testing from the field to the Molecular lab in Akwa Ibom state. - Coordinate procurement of all the lab items required for field, CD4 and PCR/viral load testing for AKAIS project - Coordinate logistics distribution of lab items procured for field and lab testing to all the AKAIS survey team and testing labs.Coordinate the proper storage, transportation and sorting of the DBS/ whole blood samples collected for the QC/ CD4/ EID/ VL and HIV-1 Incidence Assay for AKAIS project. - Provide oversight functions towards effective and efficient testing and reporting of all samples on AIS project in Akwa Ibom State. - Provide oversight function on the production, distribution, administration and collation of feedbacks on the Dried Tube specimen Proficiency Testing scheme. - Provide technical assistance to state team on the administration of SPI RT checklist. - Monitor the implementation of corrective action process for sites with deficiencies. - Coordinate the project activities (Audit & DTS PT) and provide regular update to STO & ADLS. - Prepare and share RTQII project monthly / quarterly report. - Provide regular update on the implementation of RTQII project to STO Lab services in CO & SO. - Remain informed on new findings in the field of laboratory technology that relate to HIV/AIDS, OIs, and treatment by reviewing current literature, and draw implications from research for program activities. - Develop concept papers and research papers on the existing project. - Perform other duties as assigned. . Qualifications: - BMLS in Laboratory sciences or related field with 8-10 years post national youth service experience in provision of laboratory support for HIV/AIDS. - Evidence of certification / trainings in Laboratory Quality Management System (international certification will be an added advantage) - Knowledge of advanced laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment is required with some experience in an international development area preferred. - Knowledge of proficiency testing implementation and administration including PT data management. - Knowledge of laboratory data management, use of data management software including excel and other advanced programs. - Proficient in Microsoft office applications ( MS word, Excel, power point etc) - Knowledge of laboratory audit using a simple checklist (e.g WHO AFRO SLIPTA checklist / ISO 15189 checklist) as well as preparation of audit report. - Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs highly desirable.

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