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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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.

Position: Laboratory Coordinator
Locations: Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Borno, Cross-River, Edo, Enugu, Gombe, Kaduna, Lagos, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and Taraba

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 o address any implementation challenges observed.
  • Work with Implementing Partners (lPs) 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 PCRand 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 degrees 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.
How to apply:

Applicants should send their Cover Letters and CV's to: " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Note: Indicate the Position and Location as the subject of your e-mail and header of your cover letter. Applications without a cover letter stating suitability, will be rejected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 24th January, 2018

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