Technical Officer Vacancy, Fhi360, Abuja, Nigeria

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Technical Officer Vacancy, Fhi360, Abuja, Nigeria
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The Job : Technical Officer, Fhi360
Job Status: Full Time Job,
Remuneration: Attractive,
Location: Lagos, Nigeria.
Provide technical support to implementation of program interventions that will support the provision of high quality molecular laboratory services as part SIDHAS effort to build state and national capacity for the provision comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care, treatment and support services.Duties and responsibilities:
Working under the Associate Director High Tech, the Laboratory Technical Officer supports implementation of high tech work plan activities comprising implementation of HIV molecular diagnosis e.g. Early infant diagnosis, viral load and TB molecular testing according to national and international standards;
Directly supporting FHI 360 high technology lab staff in respective states to improve and maintain high standards of performance in high tech laboratory testing activities;
Provides technical assistance and trainings in molecular techniques and laboratory management relevant to high tech. laboratory to facility staff and core lab team;
Provides technical leadership and support related to the high tech laboratory services particularly in HIV and TB.
Provides leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines, tools, SOPs to assure and maintain total quality management in a high tech laboratory;
Work closely with National level stakeholders and partners in overall implementation of laboratory strategy for molecular labs in Nigeria.
Remains informed on new findings and technologies in the field of molecular diagnosis as relevant to a clinical laboratory;
Performs other duties assigned.In-depth knowledge in nucleic acid manipulation and applications through extensive experiments on DNA extraction, PCR, genotyping, sequencing, cloning and expression.
In-depth Knowledge of HIV and TB molecular quantitative and qualitative determination using both manual and automated methods including real time PCR.
Extensive knowledge in running ELISA and Thermocycler machines including trouble shooting.
Knowledge of bioinformatics to enable gene analysis with genotyping software
Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
Must be able to work independently, and as part of a management team
Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives
Ability to work well with others and develop and maintain excellent relationship with facility staff, SMOH and the state team.
Knowledge of Health and development programs in developing countries
Knowledge of Health system and clinical setting, in both Government and non-Government settings.
Experience in the management of laboratory services, particularly Health facility-based services, including quality management, laboratory analysis interpretation and reporting techniques based on best practices, quality management practices and safe work practices.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
Ability to travel within Nigeria.
QualificationBSc in biomedical field or medical laboratory science or equivalent field with 5-7 years post national youth service experience Or Master degree in biomedical field or medical laboratory science or equivalent field with 3-5 years post national youth service experience.
Evidence of training / certification in Molecular diagnostic techniques.

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