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Manager, Laboratory System at eHealth Africa

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eHealth Africa designs and implements data-driven solutions and technologies to improve health systems for and with local communities. eHA’s technology works in low connectivity settings and uses data to drive decision-making by local governments and partner agencies to get optimum results.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Manager, Laboratory System

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-Time National Employee
Minimum Experience: Manager / Supervisor

Purpose of the Position

  • The Manager, Laboratory System will be responsible for leading the technical delivery of eHA’s laboratory system strengthening initiatives.
  • This includes research, assessment, and contribution to new business development opportunities.
  • S/he will also facilitate the formulation of research studies, prepare Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, write research grant proposals, and prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • The Manager Laboratory System acts in accordance with organizational and project-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines, budgets, timelines, and contracts, and assists with managing project budgets, tracking against milestones.
  • The individual may lead and/or manage a partial or full project team(s).

Responsibilities
What you’ll do:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Provides eHealth Africa Senior Management and Program Management Team with strategic guidance on infectious disease epidemiology and associated laboratory testing.
  • Support current laboratory priorities and design roadmap for laboratory systems strengthening investments with support from the Program Manager
  • Identifies and assists in the preparation of research grant proposals, RFIs, clinical study protocols, IRB applications, and capacity statements.
  • Data collection and management include creating SOPs for data collection, creating databases, overseeing data collection in the field and conducting data monitoring. Analyzing data, using standard epidemiological methods.
  • Assists with identification and selection of vendors for LSS projects and provides quality assurance oversight.
  • Active participation in laboratory technical working groups and other stakeholder meetings
  • May frequently travel between company work-sites. Some international travel may be required.
  • Adheres to eHealth Africa Code of Conduct, applicable policies & procedures, as well as ethical standards of the field.
  • Lead assessments of laboratory capacity to identify gaps and actions required for laboratory systems strengthening in collaboration with partners.
  • Provide both strategic and technical direction for all laboratory initiatives, overseeing its development and assuming responsibility for high-quality delivery.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the laboratory space, including with the WHO AFRO, Ministry of Health, subnational level laboratories and public health partners. 
  • Contribute to initiatives towards laboratory systems digitalization

Requirements
Who we are looking for:

  • B.Sc in Medical Laboratory Science or in a related field. Relevant professional certification would be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience, at least 2 years in a managerial role; NGO experience is an added advantage
  • Adherence to defined policies and procedures, monitor and evaluate direct reports.
  • Exposure to healthcare and/or health systems strengthening and/or experience working on public health projects
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
  • High level of confidentiality and knowledge of research ethics
  • Strong leadership skills, including good problem-solving skills and the ability to inspire confidence in teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with a strong aptitude for succinctly presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Action-oriented and resilient in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills with creative thinking capabilities

 Additional Requirements:

  • Laboratory and diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting laboratory systems and networks
  • Project management experience will be considered an advantage
  • Experience working in resource-limited settings.
  • Familiarity with laboratory support systems (e.g. supply chain management, lab information system, and quality assurance program)

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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