Technical Assistants: Laboratory Services  -

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-for profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike

The Accelerating Control for HIV Epidemic Project (ACE) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a 5 Year funded project implemented in Akwa Ibom & Cross River States. Implementation is targeted at achieving epidemic control thereby reducing transmission and improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the below positions:

Job Title

Technical Assistants: Laboratory Services  

 

Level of Effort

Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%

 

 

Job Location

Cross River

 

Number of Persons Required

Fifteen (15)

Reporting/Supervision

This position reports to the Technical Officer Laboratory    

 

Job Summary

  • Will support the implementation of high-quality laboratory services including building laboratory capacity at health facility sites to combat HIV, TB, malaria and other infectious diseases across all ACE supported facilities and communities.
  • In addition, provide support to ACE supported facilities to improve the quality of laboratory services available in the facilities in line with National guidelines.
  •  Provide technical leadership and technical support related to the laboratory services and management component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment in ACE-support health facilities in Cross River State.
  • Will coordinate the design, planning and implementation of the laboratory component of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including ART in collaboration with state and community level project clinical staff, laboratory specialists and state and local government stakeholders.
  • Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services at the designated states of activity implementation and other settings as appropriate.
  • Carry out quality control functions/ activities, in collaboration with the state team, of the labs, including quality control inspections schedules and the collection of quality control records; ensure the availability of high-quality documentation.
  • Develop quality control and quality assurance systems in collaboration with existing personnel and systems and ensure related documentation, training and monitoring.

Job Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s  Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related fields

 

Attributes:

  • 1-3 years post national youth service experience in provision of Laboratory support for HIV/AIDS.
  • Knowledge of advanced Laboratory procedures, diagnosis and management related to PCR Lab.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system such Teaching Hospitals and NGOs is highly desirable.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to extend working hours to meet deadlines and at short notice
  • Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent results under pressure
  • Ability to use key computing applications e g MS Office Suite etc and knowledge of different database (DHIS or LAMIS) is a plus.

 

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time

 

Technology to be used:

  • Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), database (DHIS, LAMIS), office telephone, calculator, cell phone and printer/copier.

 

Travel Requirements:

Limited

Note

This vacancy will close on the 2nd of June, 2022

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Human Resources Unit through this email address: career@ecews.org

APPLICATION MUST EXPLICITLY STATE YOUR FULL NAMES, THE

POSITION OF INTEREST WITH PREFERED LOCATION as the subject of the email.

Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.