Centre for Health Solution Laboratory Lead Job

Laboratory Lead Job, Current Medical Jobs In Kenya,


Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support in the planning and implementation of laboratory services required for HIV prevention, care, and treatment services within facilities supported by CHS in coordination with the Ministry of Health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), Siaya County and various partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of laboratory activities required for CHS-supported HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs in Kenya, including baseline laboratory assessments and laboratory capacity development
  • Coordinate implementation of laboratory services to support the implementation of quality HIV prevention and treatment interventions
  • Provide technical assistance to facility-level laboratory personnel, including regular and systematic observation of laboratory testing procedures, and ongoing bench-level supportive supervision and instruction
  • Provide technical assistance to facility-level laboratory managers, including establishing routine workflow; developing/refining SOPs, job aids, log books, and referral forms as needed; planning laboratory activities to improve test performance and decrease turnaround time; and developing and implementing an equipment maintenance program
  • Implement and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at the sites, as well as effective linkages between laboratory and clinical services
  • Supervise laboratory reagents and consumables purchase and distribution
  • Supervise equipment purchase, installation, and maintenance
  • Provide technical assistance in rapid HIV tests, hematology and clinical chemistry tests, CD4 testing, and HIV viral load sample transport network
  • Supervise the laboratory samples and results transport network to and from supported facilities
  • Develop SOPs for major equipment and procedures or assays
  • Prepare reports on the progress of each site on project implementation activities
  • Assist in the implementation of quality management/quality assurance activities
  • Participate in technical working groups at the national and county levels
  • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.

Person Specifications

  • Degree in Clinical Laboratory Services. Masters is an added advantage
  • Five years experience in managing laboratory services and programs
  • Experience with MOH and donor-funded programs is an advantage
  • Experience with the design of programs, SOPs, tools, and guidelines
  • Experience in capacity building of laboratory personnel
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors, and other partners
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions, and oversee their implementation
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.

How To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org indicating the subject title by 5:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2023.