FGHiN (Laboratory Associate Director)

Company Description
Friends for Global Health Initiative in Nigeria FGHiN, is a fully indigenous Not-for-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization that works in partnership with the Ministries of Health (MoH) in Nigeria to support the implementation of high-quality comprehensive family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services with funding from the US enter5 for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) via grant # 5U2GGH000922-03.

Job Title: Laboratory Associate Director

Job Description
Assist with the revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the implementation of all lab related aspects of the SUCCESS project
Set up a Lab team, train, coordinate and supervise this team of laboratory officers, as needed
Review the development and implementation of QAIQC procedures for HIV rapid testing, and various test panels supported by the program via Rapid HIV testing, CD4 analysis using PARTEC, Cyfiow, BD FACS Count platforms, PCR machines (for early infant diagnosis and viral load testing - Roche COBAS Ampliprep, TACMAN 48/%) conducted by the laboratory subcontractor in the project
Review the development and implementation of QAIQC procedures for the collection, processing storage and transportation of other project related lab specimens from supported Labs to HIV special Lab at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria- HIV RNA, and HIV DNA PCR for EID and Viral Load,
Ensure laboratory specimen data are correctly captured in the HIVCARE2 database and assist with routine data analysis;
Work closely with the Clinical Services
Department with the interpretation of laboratory results from the project and provide feedback on ways to improve/streamline lab procedures and systems and improve quality of clinical care;
Assist the FGHiN supported teams to develop strategies to ensure timely reporting of results to respective sites for clinical decision making and appropriate interventions;
Review weekly/fortnightly laboratory reports particularly Viral load and EID results of FGHiN supported sites and assist the Chief Technical
Officer with preparing regular progress reports;
Represent FGHIN in discussions with USG lab Technical WG, National stakeholders and assess ways in which national capacity to process samples can be developed and strengthened;
Liaise with other technical staff in FGHiN Headquarters (HQs), and at supported States.

Job Qualification

Job Experience
5 years

Job Location 

Job Category
Medical, Health, Pharmaceutical

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, CV which should include 3 referees and cover letter to: fghin.recruitments@gmail.com . Please indicate position being applied for in the subject line and do not attach certificates.

Closing Date
5 February 2016

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