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Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.  SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek to recruit qualified persons to fill the under listed vacant position, in response to our organizational growth:

Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist – OSS

Req ID: sfh-01175
Locations: Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Kebbi States (1 position each)
Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire (11 months)

Job Profile

  • The functionality and operation of these OSS is dependent on a comprehensive laboratory services which would in turn require trained Medical Laboratory Scientists to manage and provide the necessary quality laboratory services.
  • The Medical Laboratory Scientist would be responsible for conducting all laboratory tests and related services at the OSS in line with good clinical laboratory practice.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Provision of timely and quality laboratory and HIV Testing Services to ensure comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment among Key Populations.
  • Maintain a robust Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and timely reporting of laboratory activities to SFH.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from projects related to laboratory component of HIV comprehensive services for Key populations.
  • Interface with external stakeholders in the state on laboratory matters and support in building a resilient system for sustainable laboratory system strengthening.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Must possess a minimum three (3) years post NYSC experience.
  • Experience in phlebotomy and sample analysis (e.g. blood, stool, sputum)
  • Experience in implementation and administration of the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) policies, objectives, and goals.
  • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, or Malaria programs.
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable
  • Knowledge of all basic laboratory techniques and quality control systems
  • Knowledgeable in laboratory information management system
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques on haematology, chemical pathology, serology, and microbiology as it relates to HIV/AIDS and TB program

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Excellent skills in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
  • Experience in sample referral and result tracking.
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
  • S/He must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people.
  • Candidates should be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets, and database
  • Multitask and work with minimal supervision.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.

Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2021

Note

  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Persons resident in the States where the roles are situated are also encouraged to apply accordingly.

More Information

  • Job City Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi States
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Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti (late), Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako (late), Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey.Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives.Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.By 2017, SFH will be a strong, vibrant, highly efficient organisation conducting value for money (efficient) scalable yet focused interventions. Using a total market approach (using social marketing, free distribution and cost recovery services) SFH will be implementing projects that will target:50% of the burden of disease in Nigeria 50% of persons within the lower 3 wealth quintiles, who will have access to SFH products or interventions A 5% increase in DALYs yearly with 2012 as the baseline SFH will also have a 10% decrease in cost per DALY averted over the period of 2013-2017 using the 2012 value as deadline, and will have generated a 20% increase in unrestricted funds by 2017 compared to 2012. SFH will have developed a plan to spin off a subsidiary conducting logistics, research training, costs recovery products and specific interventions aimed at the for-profit sector including the oil and manufacturing sectors.

0 USD Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi States CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.  SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We seek to recruit qualified persons to fill the under listed vacant position, in response to our organizational growth:Job Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist - OSSReq ID: sfh-01175 Locations: Abia, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Plateau, Oyo, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Kebbi States (1 position each) Duration of Contract:  Fixed Term Hire (11 months)
Job Profile
  • The functionality and operation of these OSS is dependent on a comprehensive laboratory services which would in turn require trained Medical Laboratory Scientists to manage and provide the necessary quality laboratory services.
  • The Medical Laboratory Scientist would be responsible for conducting all laboratory tests and related services at the OSS in line with good clinical laboratory practice.
Job Role The successful candidate will perform the following functions:
  • Provision of timely and quality laboratory and HIV Testing Services to ensure comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment among Key Populations.
  • Maintain a robust Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and timely reporting of laboratory activities to SFH.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from projects related to laboratory component of HIV comprehensive services for Key populations.
  • Interface with external stakeholders in the state on laboratory matters and support in building a resilient system for sustainable laboratory system strengthening.
Qualifications / Experience
  • Must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.
  • Must possess a minimum three (3) years post NYSC experience.
  • Experience in phlebotomy and sample analysis (e.g. blood, stool, sputum)
  • Experience in implementation and administration of the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) policies, objectives, and goals.
  • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, or Malaria programs.
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable
  • Knowledge of all basic laboratory techniques and quality control systems
  • Knowledgeable in laboratory information management system
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques on haematology, chemical pathology, serology, and microbiology as it relates to HIV/AIDS and TB program
Skills and Competencies Required:
  • Excellent skills in Good Clinical Laboratory Practice.
  • Experience in sample referral and result tracking.
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), presentation skills.
  • S/He must be attuned to and be comfortable with the culture/traditions of the people.
  • Candidates should be able to communicate proficiently in the dominant language of the region.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets, and database
  • Multitask and work with minimal supervision.
Compensation & Benefits The compensation package for this position is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented young professionals.
Application Closing Date 23rd June, 2021

Note

  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Persons resident in the States where the roles are situated are also encouraged to apply accordingly.
2021-06-24

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