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Job Title: Associate Director, Laboratory Systems & Services

Job ID: 13-5295

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Center/Office: CLM – General

Project/Program: PRO-ACT

Organisation: Management Sciences for Health – MSH Nigeria

Sector: NGO

Overall Responsibilities:

•   The objective of the ADLSS position is to provide overall leadership and management of the project laboratory systems and services ensuring coordinated implementation with the clinical, M&E, HSS and Community HIV/AIDS program to achieve project goals.

•   The ADLSS shall be a big-picture strategic level senior position that effectively engages with government and partners to articulate issues affecting the lab system in Nigeria and sharing evidence to inform policy and practice.

•   This position shall advance at all levels the synergy between the laboratory, clinical and other disciplines for timely quality care of the people.

•   The ADLSS will continuously inspire others in the directorate to be creative in building effective and sustainable laboratory systems and services.

Management responsibility:

•   Shall coach, supervise and appraise Senior Advisor and Advisors to provide coordinated quality technical assistance to field lab staff and implementing partners.

•   Shall be a member of the Project Director’s Forum and the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project management and performance

Specific Responsibilities

•   Lead the development of strategic direction for the project Laboratory Systems and Services and derivation of operational plans

•   Align human resources to the objectives and units of the laboratory directorate; i.e., general laboratory systems, quality assurance, and laboratory services.

•   While matrix management is emphasized such that the 3 laboratory staff at the head office interact in the implementation of cross-unit activities, the ADLSS shall be responsible for leading and managing one of the 3 directorate units outlined in #2 above.

•   Coordinate the work of the directorate to ensure that project plans, HIV/AIDS services and technical field operations are carried out consistent with the national and international standards.

•   Design and implement a capacity building plan for project staff and the health workforce at supported facilities in provision of quality clinical HIV/AIDS care.

•   Work with M&E directorate to ensure timely reporting and achievement of lab indicators in the PMP.

•   Document best practices and publish


•   The suitable candidate will have a first degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences and a post graduate qualification in related sciences. Current registration with the Association of Medical Laboratory Sciences Council of Nigeria (AMLSCN) and holding a practicing license is mandatory.

•   He/she will have at least 5 years technical working experience in an automated HIV/AIDS laboratory and demonstrable capacity to operate a CD4, hematology and chemistry automated equipment.

•   He/she will have a minimum of 5 years working experience in a senior program management position in a reputable organization with demonstrable evidence of results.

Must have strong technical, leadership, strategic thinking, networking, partnership, communication and advocacy skills for effective engagement of senior officials in public and private sector lab systems.

•   Experience working in a USAID/USG/ PEPFAR environment.

•   Research experience and publication will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in working with the organisation and your skills and capabilities match the job profile, submit your application now.

Visit: Job Application Portal

Deadline: 27 July 2012.

Associate Director, Laboratory Systems & Services Job