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Job Title: Data Specialist

Company: Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS)

Experience: 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Field: ICT / Computer 


Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.


Basic Function: – Under the direct supervision of the Molecular Laboratory unit Supervisor DRL Abuja, the incumbent will be responsible for all data works in the molecular unit of the laboratory on all DODWRP-N – Nigerian Ministry of Defence (NMOD) President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.


Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities: – Responsible for reception and registration of all viral load and EID samples/request forms from the facility and other supporting sites from the central sample reception unit of the facility. – Document all essential details from the patient’s request form to the Molecular unit sample register/log book (in soft and hard). – Enter the assay result against individual patient’s data in the log book after the test. – Photocopying individual signed results for M&E and laboratory future use – Compile, segregate and package all samples/results for shipment to various sites – Liaise with the courier service provider on prompt dispatching of results to sites with proper documentation for ease of tracking. – Report and document on weekly basis the number of samples received, tested and dispatched from each supporting sites – Complete molecular data management spreadsheets that will be forwarded to the central office in Abuja on monthly basis. – Manage the folders for individual supporting sites. – Any other assigned duty.


Management and Relationship: – As directed by the PEPFAR Laboratory Program Manager, the post holder will report to the Molecular unit Supervisor, DRL and key into the existing administrative command in the facility.


Skills/Ability: – Management of integrated laboratory services. – Experience in database management and excel usage. – Excellent computer skill (including troubleshooting and repair of PC) – Ability to work as a part of a team, but self-managing of own time – Excellent written and oral communication skills


Education/Experience: – Higher National certificate in Medical Laboratory Science (Technician) is required – Certificate in computer application and Microsoft package – Experience in use of Excel and other statistical software packages – Three years working experience in Medical or Research Laboratory required

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