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Laboratory Advisor - Quality Assurance
Posted in Biotechnology 2 years ago
The Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) is implementing a 5-year US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (CDC-PEPFAR) funded Laboratory Systems Strengthening (LSS) program in Zimbabwe from 2021 to 2026. This is in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) Directorate of Laboratory Services, and AIDS and TB program’s national strategic objectives. The LSS program will expand laboratory capacity and enhance access to high quality testing towards achievement of the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.
Roles and responsibilities
The Lab Advisor QA will be responsible coordinating CQI, EQA and RTCQI activities under the leadership of the Program Manager Lab Quality Systems; The Advisor will coordinate quality systems implementation in collaboration with the Technical Lead Lab Systems Strengthening and laboratory mentors; The role of the position will be to support the Program Manager Lab Quality Systems in planning, implementation, ongoing monitoring and improvement in Laboratory and Point-of-Care continual quality improvement, ISO accreditation of VL / EID / TB laboratories, EQA / PT for laboratory and POC testing, RTCQI.
Qualifications and experience
An undergraduate degree in medical laboratory sciences; A postgraduate degree in medical laboratory science, Master’s in Public Health, Epidemiology, or any Medical Laboratory Sciences discipline preferred; Certified training in medical laboratory quality assurance e.g SLMTA, ISO-15189, Auditing; 10 years plus experience in clinical diagnostic testing including 5 years supervisory experience and at least 2-3 years as a Laboratory Quality Mentor or Quality Manager; Strong Lab QMS implementation experience a must; Experience in mentoring and assessing labs using the WHO SLIPTA Checklist and ISO 15189-based checklists strongly preferred.
Candidates can submit their detailed CVs, motivation letter, proof of prior experience and proficiency in the stated assignment, salary indication and 3 professional references to The Human Resources Officer, Biomedical Research and Training Institute (LSS COP 21), 10 Seagrave Road, Avondale, Harare or [email protected]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.