Director of Laboratory Services Job at Indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization

Director of Laboratory Services Job at Indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization

An indigenous Non-profit and Non-governmental Organization with head office in Abuja and field offices in several locations in Nigeria is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Director of Laboratory Services

Job Code: TSU001

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • We are in search of highly skilled, dynamic, committed, bright individuals with good work ethics and high level of integrity to work with our highly experienced team.
  • If your energy for our vision of saving lives, along with technical skills match our need to keep delivering a Program that continues to strengthen the health system in Nigeria then apply if the position suits your skills and abilities.

Specific Objectives

  • The Director, Laboratory Services will be responsible for developing and implementing CIHP’s overall strategy for laboratory support including oversight for the laboratory standards assurance and quality management activities at all CIHP supported sites.
  • He will ensure that all program aspects related to laboratory service delivery meet acceptable National and International standards.
  • He will provide leadership in the development, implementation, refinement, and coordination of organization-wide laboratory processes and systems to ensure program effectiveness and services delivery.
  • Specifically, the Laboratory Services Director will oversee the development and implementation of innovative strategies to ensure optimization of Molecular and Clinical laboratories, efficient and integrated sample referral mechanism, commodities and reagent logistics with a focus on HTS, EID, VLM and TB to support systems for achieving HIV epidemic control.
  • He will also be responsible for strengthening capacity for quality assured laboratory operations through the implementation of various Quality Assurance mechanism including RTQII and DTS based PT programs; and accreditation of laboratories through the WHO AFRO SLMTA/SLIPTA process.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Advanced Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Biology, Chemistry or related Science from an accredited university.
  • 12 years’ post NYSC experience of running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO development context. Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices within a hospital environment.
  • Experience in a clinical laboratory setting in the areas of molecular diagnosis, viral load determination, drug resistance testing, genotyping and nucleic acid sequencing.
  • A very good understanding and working knowledge of the health and HIV program priorities; Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants (e.g., USAID, CDC/PEPFAR and other grant funders).
  • Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others; excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in establishing and maintaining constructive communications and healthy working relationships.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • At least 5 years of technical and financial management large, multi-year USG/CDC or equivalent governmental donor assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated success leading complex, evolving, large-scale operations, tasks, and teams and working with multiple sectors and stakeholders and achieving programmatic and financial results.
  • Proven strategic planner and team leader with strong technical knowledge, conceptual and analytical ability.

Application Closing Date
8th April, 2020.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their current CV in Microsoft Word format, alongside their suitability statement in not more than 200 words to: indicating the "Job Title, Location and Applicant Full Name" as the subject of the mail; e.g. COM01 Abuja, ESTHER ISA.


  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to advance to the next stage of the selection process
  • Applications are reviewed in the order of arrival and we reserve the right to close the offer before the term initially indicated if suitable applications are received.

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