Author Topic: APIN Nigeria NGO Job Vacancies for Laboratory Officers  (Read 1095 times)

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Job Title: Laboratory Officer
Location: Makurdi and Maiduguri
Organisation: AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)
Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Job Functions:
Reporting to the Laboratory Infrastructure Coordinator, the job holder will have responsibility for the implementation of programmatic and technical operations of the laboratory program.

In specific terms, s/he will be expected to perform the following functions:
a. Provide technical guidance and programmatic support to laboratories at all APIN sites and expertise on all clinical laboratory issues
b. Ensure that laboratory testing policies and procedures comply with current Federal Government regulations, and establish or modify procedures as required to ensure quality and cost-effectiveness of test results
c. Ensure quality test results by enrollment in Proficiency Testing Programs
d. Maintain an active quality assurance program, document annual competency assessment of staff, as well as review testing results to ensure quality and evaluate inter-laboratory quality control reports
e. Take necessary steps to ensure good all-round laboratory practice at all APIN-supported sites
f. Supervise the collection and analysis of laboratory data for program management
g. Provide technical assistance to other implementing partners as may be requested and approved by the Laboratory Coordinator
h. Represent APIN at all inter-agency, Federal Government of Nigeria and Global Fund Laboratory Working Group meetings
i. Prepare reports and representations as required by Management

Qualifications and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in any relevant Laboratory discipline, with the professional certification of AIMLT/FIMLT, as well as a minimum of three years post-qualification experience; possession of a master’s degree would be added advantage

Technical and Behavioural Competencies:
a. Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.)
b. Familiarity with the design, implementation and monitoring of clinical testing activities, especially in an HIV/AIDS environment
c. Ability to work under pressure
d. Good communication and Interpersonal skills
e. Counseling skill
f. Self-motivated and proactive
g. Tactfulness

Mode of Application:
Qualified and interested applicants should visit the application link below to complete the online application form.

Link to Applican Form: APIN Vacancies

You should also upload your CV, which must contain a suitability statement, highlighting how your knowledge, skills and experience make you suitable for the position, and addressing the person specifications listed above.

The statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s name.

All applications must be submitted online. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for the position are therefore encouraged to apply.

Deadline: December 6, 2012.

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