The field Laboratory specialist will be responsible for
providing field testing in households to measure the biomarkers for the
National population-based surveys. Specific duties and responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
Blood collection from adults and
pediatrics using acceptable best practices; expertise in collection of
blood from pediatrics is an advantage
Testing using rapid diagnostic tests
for HIV, Hep-B Ag and Hep-C Ag
Conduct CD4 testing using PIMA
Documentation of all laboratory
activities in forms, survey tools and electronically in tablets
The field laboratory specialist
position is a position that requires 100% commitment in the field. It is
expected that the laboratory specialist will demonstrate competence in POC
A medical laboratory scientist,
medical laboratory technician, skilled in phlebotomy.
Experience in working on the
laboratory bench for at least one year.
Experience in CD4 testing;
proficiency in use of POC is an advantage
Experience with population survey
will be an added advantage
Experience performing Quality
Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing
Ability to write clear and concise
summaries of reports for internal and external audiences
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills. Fluency in English required.
Ability to work for long hours
Ability to pay attention to details
Ability to work with your hands and
will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab
Ability to work as part of a team as
well and cooperate with team members in the field.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment
and routine equipment maintenance.
A systematic approach to tasks and
the ability to follow instructions and set procedures
A high level of flexibility in
performing the responsibilities of the position,
An indigene of the state or resident
in the state.
Application Closing Date
19th March, 2018.
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