Laboratory Coordinator at Axios Foundation Nigeria (AFN)

Axios Foundation Nigeria (AFN) is a Not-for-Profit Organization dedicated to increasing access to quality Healthcare and building local capacity in the health sector in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Coordinator

Location: Lagos

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate coordination with National Integrated specimen Referral Network (NISRN) state and IP level structures (State NISRN Focal Person, IP Lab Technical Directors, and Testing Lab Directors)
  • Ensure smooth implementation and ensure that any issues related to specimen transport logistics are logged and addressed, in line with technical direction and oversight provided by GHSC-PSM.
  • Responsible for documenting implementation challenges experienced by 3PLs, Health Facilities and/or State Health Officials
  • Provide recommendations to address any implementation challenges observed
  • Work with Implementing Partners (IPs) in each region to ensure the successful implementation and operationalization of the NISRN strategy based on the guidance provided
  • Responsible for documenting records of rejected specimen with reasons for rejecting the samples
  • Conduct spot check on the specimen pickup/drop off process from supported PCR and Referring facilities
  • Attend and take minutes/attendance at stakeholder’s meetings
  • Develop and maintain excel data base for NISRN in the State
  • Participate in the activities of the State Logistics Management Coordination Unit (LMCU)
  • Provide technical support and coordination to the Referring Health Facilities, PCR Laboratories and NISRN State and IP level structures.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Holder of Microbiology Degree with experience in health commodities logistics can also apply
  • Master in Public Health would be an added advantage.
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience. Registered with MLSCN
  • Knowledge of packaging, handling and transportation of temperature sensitive and biological products
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and logistics
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Commodity Logistics or Health Commodity Logistics
  • Capacity to support health systems strengthening
  • Intermediate/Advanced Computer Skills to include the use of MS Office packages and Inventory Management Software
  • Ability to multi task, set priorities and work independently
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and oral English.

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2019.

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