Laboratory Lead – LVCT Health – Nairobi

Key responsibilities
Provide technical expertise and leadership to program staff, County staff, local partners, and facility staff within the supported facilities in the execution of program deliverables
Support the CHMTs to strengthen the HIV services quality standards, including monitoring and maintenance of the quality of laboratory operations for effective program delivery
Support and strengthen an effective sample networking system for all funded HIV/TB across the counties; ensure uptake of remote login and lab manifest
In collaboration with the county teams ensure maintenance of equipment inventory, calibration/certification and testing of equipment and instruments to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and safety of performance
Work with other technical staff to ensure laboratory/facility safety, including health providers safety training and annual Biosafety refresher; monitor activities to ensure compliance with safety standards
Participate in development of annual laboratory work plan and budget in liaison with the respective County teams, with regular progress monitoring measures
Participation in relevant technical working groups (TWGs), regional, County, and program stakeholders’ forums
Support development/review of laboratory SOPS for diagnostics and surveillance in HIV/TB programs
Support participation in relevant EQA proficiency testing programs in HIV Testing Services(HTS) and Laboratory by relevant staff in the supported counties
Support implementation and monitoring of Laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS) within the supported laboratories
Together with the County team, develop accurate quantification, forecasting, reporting, and ordering for health laboratory and HIV testing commodities
Ensure scale-up of RTCQI implementation in all the supported facilities and implementation of corrective measures
Support horizontal scale-up and activation of HIV Recency in the supported sites across the Counties
Support implementation of a quality improvement and data use for program improvement
Coordinate and supervise the laboratory Technical Officers within the program to ensure lab indicators are achieved in every facility/County

Bachelor’s degree in laboratory sciences (Master’s degree is an added advantage)
At least 7 years of experience managing laboratory services in a PEPFAR-funded projects
Be experienced and well versed with PEPFAR/CDC laboratory indicator reporting requirements Registered with KMLTTB and possessing valid practicing license
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends and guidelines in HIV/TB diagnostic management
Experience in working with the Counties/MOH collaboratively is mandatory and especially with regard to health systems strengthening
Ability to supervise and train staff
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Good interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and results driven Good data analytic and report writing skills

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to . The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.
The closing date is September 07, 2022 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.