Provincial Health Office, Western Province

Laboratory Program Officer

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Job Description

Provincial Health Office, Western Province in conjunction with U.S Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB, STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons who meet the minimum requirements to fill the following vacant positions on contract basis subject to renewal:
JOB TITLE: LABORATORY PROGRAM OFFICER
LOCATION: Western Province
JOB PURPOSE: To support TB/HIV laboratory diagnostic services in the district.
Reports to: District Health Director 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILTY (MAIN DUTIES)

Manages movement of viral load, EID and TB samples using available courier system in order to reduce results turn-around time on patient laboratory investigations and consequently improve on clinical care.
Coordinates the Implementation of policy guidelines and adhere to Laboratory Quality
Management Systems (QMS) activities in order to provide accurate results as per guidelines.
Conducts routine program Monitoring and reviews to track progress towards set targets and for program implementation improvement.
Provides mentorship in various laboratory services in facilities in collaboration with the province.
Coordinates timely reporting and requisitioning of laboratory commodities to reduce stock outs and wastages.
Coordinates certification of HIV testers in accordance with the national certification program and maintains data base of the testers.
Performs Proficiency Testing (PT) of all HIV, Viral load, EID, CD4, GeneXpert, TB microscopy samples as required by statutory bodies.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 full certificate or equivalent
Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or higher Diploma from a recognized college or university.
Holder of HPCZ Full Registration, Valid Practicing License and member of biomedical society.
Minimum of three years’ experience working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in a health/medical research organization.
Fluent in English, and local languages.
Good mentoring skills
Must between the Age of 21 years and 45years
Ability to manage time and competing demands to meet deadlines
Excellent oral written communication skills
Ability to work independently
problem solving
Good interpersonal and team building skills
Computer literate

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Interested candidates meeting the above stated qualifications and attributes are required to submit their applications with the following documents: Curriculum Vitae with Three (3) traceable Referees, NRC, Academic and Professional Qualifications, Full Registration and Practicing license with relevant Professional Bodies were applicable to the address below by 17:00 hours Friday 13th October 2023.
Successful applicants will be appointed on one year contract subject to renewal depending on performance. 
Applicants should provide valid phone numbers for easy communication. Applications should be clearly marked on the envelope with the position being applied for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Address applications to:
The Provincial Health Director
Provincial Health Office
Independence Road
P.O. Box 910022
MONGU
Email: [email protected]

Job Summary

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Contract Job Type
Provincial Health Office, Western Province

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