Full-time

Country Management

Nigeria

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but also  critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention as well as AIDS care and treatment.
 
Global Fund project will support comprehensive HIV services in areas, namely Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART), Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programming, HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), and Integration of HIV and TB with Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services.
 
Program Overview
Pathfinder International, as Sub-Recipient (SR)  has signed a grant for the period ending December 2017 with the Principal Recipient (PR), Family Health International (FHI360)  funded by the Global Fund. Pathfinder will  support comprehensive HIV services in areas, namely Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART), Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) programming, HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), and Integration of HIV and TB with Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa, Katsina and Gombe States.
 
Position Purpose
The State Laboratory Officer will report to the State Program Manager will be responsible for the delivery of high quality laboratory services required for HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in States.
Key Responsibilities
  • Incumbent provides support in ensuring delivery of high quality laboratory services required for HIV/AIDS care and treatment services at supported facilities
  • Assist with planning and coordinating laboratory activities at sites in designated states
  • Provide technical expertise and coordinate services needed to implement high quality clinical laboratory services
  • Train site laboratory staff on use of Standard Operating Procedures, job aids, log books, referral forms, etc.
  • Ensure and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at designated sites
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on laboratory services at designated sites
  • Maintain inventory of Lab store
  • Monitor and report on quality management/quality assurance activities
 
Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science
  • Valid Certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory
  • At least 4 years post NYSC experience in Laboratory activities
  • Knowledge and experience in design, implementation and management of laboratory services in HIV/AIDS program an asset
  • Experience in Laboratory Information Systems and Microsoft Word, Excel and Access preferred
  • Registration with the Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria
  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Good oral and /written communication skills.
  • Mature, responsible and able to meet deadlines under pressure and work with minimal supervision
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English in addition to Hausa language required.