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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Laboratory Specialist


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POSITION TITLE:            Laboratory Specialist

REPORTS TO:                  Country Lead

LOCATION:                      Kigali, Rwanda

ABOUT FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. Currently, we are seeking the qualified candidates for the position of Laboratory Specialist for the anticipated Project funded by UK Government, that intended to address Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Laboratory specialist will work closely with the Program Team, in strengthening the capacity of laboratories to diagnose infections and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and to support the procurement of needed laboratory supplies and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide technical assistance to microbiology laboratories and others as needed and requested as part of overall capacity building and continuous improvement schemes.
Assist in incorporating laboratory strengthening and clinical microbiology laboratory functions and services into their programs.
Assists with the preparation and delivery of laboratory trainings and training-related services particularly with relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) diagnostic services.
In close collaboration with laboratory management, support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions particularly in relation to AMR.
Responsible for initiating continuous improvement initiatives upon request to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and requirements.
Participate in Laboratory Interagency Coordinating Committee (Lab ICC) and provide valuable contribution.
Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:

Laboratory specialist
Strong microbiology expertise
Experience in medical laboratory and specifically Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
Direct experience developing and delivering trainings in Laboratory domain
Good in both written and spoken English and report writing

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
National Diploma, Higher National Diploma or Degree in Medical laboratory sciences.
Master’s degree will be added advantage
At least 6 years related work experience
Interested candidates are requested to:

Submit their application no later than June 15, 2016 at 16h30 to the address below:
FHI 360

Rwanda Country Office

Immeuble près de St Paul et Eglise Ste Famille

P.O.BOX: 3149, Kigali/Rwanda

Or send it by email to: Rwanda.info@fhi360.org

Include the following with the application:
a. cover letter,

b. curriculum vitae (CV) with current contact information (Telephone and email),

c. copies of university degrees,

d. three professional references with their contact information (Telephone & email).

Note:

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and/or an interview.
Please send copies only. No application’s document will be returned to the applicants once they have been received by FHI 360.
Kigali, June 9, 2016

Anastase Nzeyimana

Chief of Party ROADS III Project, FHI 360/Rwanda

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