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Nov 10, 2017

NGO Satellite Laboratory Coordinator Job in Kenya

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to implement the Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) Survey and provide technical assistance, HIV prevention and treatment services. 

These Programs are part of the US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Applications are invited from Kenyan nationals for the following positions:

Job Title: Satellite Laboratory Coordinator 

(1 Position)
Location: Nairobi with travel within 47 counties in Kenya to support implementation
Reports to: KENPHIA Senior Laboratory Advisor
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the KENPHIA Senior Laboratory Advisor, the Satellite Laboratory Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the satellite laboratory operations of the KENPHIA survey. 

The Satellite Laboratory Coordinator will also work closely with Regional Coordinators, Field and satellite lab team leaders to ensure that laboratory samples are correctly collected, processed, and transported and that results are returned in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the setting up and closure of new satellite laboratories
  • Provide oversight for all satellite laboratory activities and ensure adherence to standard operating procedures on the below key satellite laboratory activities
  1. Processing of plasma and dried blood spots
  2. Labeling, packaging and data capture of all the sample aliquots into the electronic lab data management system (LDMS)
  3. Conducting of Geenius HIV and other point of care assays are performed in time and results availed in time for return to participants;
  4. Temporary storage of plasma and DBS specimens in freezers and documentation of samples in LDMS
  • Coordinate shipment of samples from Satellite laboratories to the Central laboratory
  • Help in resolving QA/QC as well as any data testing result discrepancies between field and satellite laboratories and any other testing discrepancies;
  • Ensure satellite laboratories adherence to laboratory Health and Safety procedures
  • Higher National Diploma or Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a clinical or a research laboratory involved in human clinical trials
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in design, implementation and management of laboratory services in HIV programs
  • Broad understanding of HIV point of care technologies and other testing platforms
  • Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment / supply / stock tracking and inventory
  • Experience with lab-related data management systems
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills
NB: More details on KENPHIA Project may be found HERE:
All applications should be sent to the Director-Human Resources, [email protected] on or before November 24, 2017. 

Please include a concise current CV not exceeding 3 pages including telephone number and three referees (one who should be a current or previous supervisor). 

Salary will be commensurate with experience inclusive of attractive benefits.

ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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