12 Program Officers Jobs in Kenya


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ICAP of Columbia University (registered in Kenya as Center for International Programs-Kenya) is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health to strengthen Public Health Initiatives in Kenya.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term PROJECT RISE POSITIONS

JOB TITLES: Laboratory Program Officers (12 positions)

LOCATION: Sites

 Overall job function

Reporting to the Surveillance coordinator, the Laboratory Program Officer will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of laboratory services required for hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs

 Responsibilities

  • To assist with the planning and implementation of laboratory activities required for hospital-based sentinel surveillance system for AFIs, including baseline laboratory assessments and laboratory capacity development
  • To 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
  • To 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 of laboratory activities to improve test performance and decrease turnaround time; and developing and implementing an equipment maintenance program
  • To help implement and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at site level , as well as effective linkages between laboratory and clinical services
  • To supervise laboratory reagent and consumable purchase and distribution
  • To supervise equipment purchase, installation, and maintenance
  • To provide technical assistance in the laboratory
  • To supervise the laboratory network transports samples to district hospitals
  • To develop SOPs for major equipment and procedures or assays
  • To prepare reports on progress of each site on project implementation activities
  • To assist in the implementation of quality management/quality assurance activities

Qualifications

  • Basic Diploma/ Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or its equivalent
  • At least 4 years experience in laboratory practice in the Health Sector preferably the AFI project
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office

How to Apply

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Country Director,   [email protected]   on or before  September 23 rd  2021.

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