Laboratory Technical Advisor at RCTP/KEMRI

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Program Description: Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment program working in 140 clinics in Kisumu, Migori and Homabay Counties, Kenya.
We have a vacancy for the Technical Advisor in charge of Laboratory Services in the FACES program
Position: Technical Advisor – Laboratory

Vacancy No. FN-015-03-2014

Reports to: Deputy Director- Clinical
Location: Kisumu
Duration: One Year Renewable
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee laboratory service in the FACES program
  • Develop laboratory standard operating procedures and annual work plans for the program.
  • Take lead role in laboratory budget development.
  • Provide guidance on budget implementation and align it with the annual work plan
  • Represent FACES program in all high level laboratory services related meetings
  • Convene periodic meetings of FACES laboratory District Program officers-
  • Supervise and report on all laboratory services in the FACES Program to the FACES, directors, donor and MOH.
  • Provide quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on laboratory services to the FACES directors, county directors of Health and donors.
  • Ensure that laboratory teams are providing quality services to all clients seeking laboratory services in line with recommended guidelines
  • Ensure appropriate preventive maintenance of essential laboratory equipment and proper inventory management for laboratory commodities in the program.
  • Ensure the implementation of necessary biosafety practices within the program
  • Mentorship, and Supervision of lab staff in the program
  • Minimum of a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences or a similar qualification from a recognized medical training institution and be registered with the board.
  • Additional training in QA/QC and GCLP will be an added advantage
  • At least 4 year’s experience preferably within a busy HIV care program.
  • Basic computer use and common software packages i.e. word, excel, access and internet
  • The position requires a self-motivated flexible individual who can work independently to improve lab operations. 
  • The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, pro-active, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters,
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 7th April 2014
Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.
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