Project Officer, Laboratory Services Specialist at Health Strat

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Project Officer. 
This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.
 
Job Title: Project Officer
Employer: Health Strat
 
Location: Kenya
 
Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Job Purpose: The Project Officer will be responsible for managing the day-to-day project deliverables, keeping track of project budgets and work plans under the direction of the Project Coordinator, and ensuring execution of key project goals and activities.
 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Project implementation and monitoring including supporting the project team to develop and implement work plans, managing the completion of project deliverables and planning and ensuring execution of key project meetings and activities
  • Ensure that project resources are aligned to enable delivery of project goals including the development of procurement plans for the grant
  • Assist in developing budgets and monitoring project burn rates to ensure activities are implemented within the accepted timeframe and budget
  • Assist in tracking the budget lines to ensure that expenditures incurred are within budget
  • Representing the program at key stakeholders’ meetings/forums
  • Building and maintaining relationships and operational partnerships with implementing partners
Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in a business-related field
Professional Qualifications:
  • Project management certification
Experience:
  • 3 years’ experience, 1 year experience within the Kenya health system
  • Experience on a PEPFAR/CDC grant (added advantage)
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Computer literacy

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip. State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to  [email protected] by11April 2014 5.00pm. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.
Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Laboratory Services Specialist. 
This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.

Job Title: Laboratory Services Specialist
Employer: Health Strat
 
Location: Kenya
 
Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Job Purpose: The Laboratory Services Specialist will work to ensure that high quality laboratory services are reliably accessible throughout the Kenya Prisons Service healthcare system. 

This is to be achieved through identifying and problem-solving around barriers to quality laboratory services (including laboratory networking, commodity management, and laboratory information management systems), leading progressive laboratory improvements to meet accreditation standards, and supporting a capacity-building agenda for laboratory services.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Develops and implements a capacity-building and systems-strengthening plan for laboratory services in close collaboration with key partners
  • Institutionalizes continuous quality improvement systems for laboratory services
  • Examines laboratory operations and systems and leads the development of strategies to address findings
  • Ensures implementation of recommended quality control and quality assurance systems
  • Supports healthcare facilities to effectively manage their commodities, with optimal utilization of the national supply chain mechanism
  • Ensures appropriate laboratory investigations are available through onsite capacity or an effective networking system, including (but not limited to) CD4, viral load testing, and GeneXpert
  • Leads stepwise accreditation for laboratories appropriate to their service level
  • Leads the implementation of training and continuous professional development systems for laboratory staff
  • Supports laboratory staff through onsite mentorship, troubleshooting equipment, and troubleshooting interpretation of results
  • Evaluates outcomes of capacity-building activities and shares recommendations
  • Represents the organization with the KMLTTB and in a laboratory technical capacity at various meetings
  • Writes laboratory services activity reports
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology/Science
  • Or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science and 5 years’ experience in a busy clinical laboratory
Professional Qualifications:
  • Registration with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board
Experience:
  • 3 years’ experience of bench work in a laboratory providing HIV-related monitoring and investigations, 1 years’ experience at supervisory level
  • Experience developing laboratory networking systems (added advantage)
  • Experience with laboratory accreditation processes (added advantage)
Skills:
  • Demonstrable expertize in HIV- and TB-related investigations
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Innovative with a high degree of initiative
  • Organizational skills
How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip. State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to [email protected] by 11April 2014 5.00pm. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered. 
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.
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