Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Posted Job
over 1 year ago

Laboratory Coordinator TBLON Ref No. LC/TB/28/04/20

Reports to Medical Officer TB. The incumbent is responsible for TB specific diagnostic/laboratory support and will work in close collaboration with other staff under the TB department. S/he will oversee TB diagnostic support to the National TB programme including responsibilities in identifying staff training needs, EQA program, quality management systems, laboratory information systems and supplies management.

Main duties

  • Responsible for supporting USAID TBLON in all aspects of TB diagnosis
  • Supports implementation of activities in line with the National TB Strategic Plan
  • Collaborates with other partners in the country to enhance synergy of resources including strengthening of inter and intra district courier
  • Collaborates with the ministry of Health and the National Tuberculosis Control Program in identification, planning and provision of laboratory technical support at all levels
  • Supports roll out of DataToCare and other laboratory information systems such as DISA-Lab and eLAB
  • Builds capacity to MoH laboratory staff through various trainings and mentorship on GeneXpert, smear microscopy, external quality assessment (EQA), DataToCare connectivity platform, DISA-Lab, and eLab.
  • Supports the MoH on the implementation of GeneXpert technology and other newer technologies/ diagnostic tools including Installation, training, maintenance and proficiency monitoring
  • Supports the implementation of the specimen transport system and result feedback
  • Facilitates improved collaboration between the relevant laboratory focal point persons at GeneXpert sites and FOBs Scientific Limited as regards to GeneXpert technical support, preventive maintenance and repair
  • Conducts assessment of primary care facilities and develop plans for TB diagnostic capacity building in Supported facilities
  • Participates in development of quality management systems (QMS) for TB benches in peripheral laboratories
  • Strengthens quality management systems (QMS) through technical supportive supervision and various activities.
  • Works in close collaboration with the national TB reference laboratory to plan for TB diagnostic expansion, training and EQA
  • Develops work plans and budgets for TB diagnostic support under the USAID TB LON program
  • Represents CIDRZ at relevant Technical working groups

Qualifications

  • Minimum Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, or recognised equivalent. Degree is added advantage
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in TB programmatic laboratory services support
  • Experience in TB diagnostic setting, especially primary health facility level
  • Experience with DataToCare or any other gene Xpert connectivity software.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting EQA for primary care laboratories for both microscopy and Xpert
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Installation, training, maintenance and proficiency monitoring of GeneXpert MTB RIF technology
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building/training primary Health care staff on TB diagnostic tools in use in the national program
  • Awareness and knowledge of WHO accreditation systems for Primary Health care facilities TB laboratories
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

Method of Application

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply; however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send application letter and detailed CV quoting Reference Number and day-time telephone number to;

CIDRZ Human Resources Director,

PO Box 34681,

LUSAKA or email:

Email applications to
jobs@cidrz.org
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