Thursday, 16 August 2018

Job Opportunity at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), aboratory Services Officer


Job Title: Laboratory Services Officer
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Code: 1538
# of openings: 1

Description
"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."

-Elizabeth Glaser
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 16 countries and at over 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment;
further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

Position Details
Job title: Laboratory Services Officer
Primary Manager: Laboratory Services Manager
Location: Arusha

Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to strengthen the implementation and management of overall laboratory quality assurance activities including training, mentorship and supportive supervision of EGPAF supported region, councils and sites in Kilimanjaro. The Laboratory Services Officer [LSO] will provide direct technical assistance to the councils and facilities laboratory teams and ensure that the appropriate resources are available in order to assist the sites to maintain the standards of quality laboratory management systems.

Essential duties and Responsibilities:
To support quality management system and quality clinical laboratory testing at EGPAF supported facilities in Kilimanjaro region.
Coordination and capacity building of council and facility staff on supported laboratory services.
Implementation, Monitoring, Documentation and Reporting of laboratory services.

Required Qualifications:
Laboratory technologist with 3 years’ Experience.
Medical Diploma, or advance diploma.  A  degree would be advantageous

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
At least four years bench laboratory experience in general clinical laboratory testing, including HIV testing, CD4, Viral load testing, Microbiology etc.
Capable of using various machines including FACS Count/ Calibur, PIMA, Gene X-pert, DNA PCR/ VL machine etc.
Knowledge and skills on Good Laboratory Practice/ Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, Laboratory Safety Management, and Transportation of infectious materials (IATA)
Ability to conduct Laboratory trainings, mentorships, and Supportive supervision
Writing and performing Laboratory presentations using data
Ability to plan, develop and work independently
Familiarize with the National Laboratory guidelines and policies
Clear demonstration of interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (written and oral communication) effectively
Basic knowledge in computer software applications such as MS Word, Excel, and the Internet

HOW TO APPLY
EGPAF is an equal opportunities employer and the position is open to all. Qualified candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and relevant Certificates explaining how the experience detailed in the CV will contribute to the requirements of the position and references to EGPAF.


Submissions to be sent to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation,
P.O. BOX 1628,
395 Ursino Block, 2Mwaikibaki Road, Morocco Kinondoni North
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Or e-mail: recruitment.tanzania@pedaids.org

Closing date:  17th August 2018