Monday, September 10, 2018

Laboratory Services Specialist

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB. Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is teaming up with University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania.

The Project which is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania. branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this Project

Position: Laboratory Services Specialist (1)

Location: Amref Country office; Dar es Salaam with frequent travels to Tanga and Zanzibar
Reports to: Project Director
The focus of this role is to strengthen laboratory quality management systems and provide overall strategic laboratory services to improve quality of HIV diagnosis and viral load monitoring to attain the current 95 – 95-95 of the HIV clinical cascade.

Responsible for supporting the MOHCDGEC and stakeholders through an evidence-based CQI approach to implement a comprehensive quality management system program.
Strengthen External Quality Assurance (EQA)r’PT programme for EID. HVL. HRT, TB and OI tests

Strengthen laboratory quality management systems for CQI in VL. laboratory sample transportationrresults transmission and other HIV related testing
Strengthen HVL. EID and laboratory specimen referral system

Support implementation of the laboratory quality management systems and SLMTA
Collaborate with the MOHCDGEC. PO-RALG, Rr’CHMTs and |Ps in PPCs in Project focus regions to increase coverage of laboratory participation into SLMTA and ensure graduation with at least 2 stars.
Expand the use of laboratory information systems to all supported laboratories
Prepare quarterly, semiannually and annually narrative reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


  • Laboratory scientistr technologists background, with Masters in public health
  • Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills.
  • At least 5 years of“hands on experience” at a senior laboratory support position in HIV prevention , care and treatment program in resource limited country
  • Experience working in NGO which has active Laboratory programs
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.
  • Good command of English and Swahili language will be an added advantage.

These jobs offer competitive salary and excellent work environment.

How To Apply:
Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application letter and CV combined as one document to  including daytime telephone contact names and addresses of three referees by Wednesday, 19th September 2018. Applicants must clearly state the position being appiied for in the subject line of the email.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply

Amref Health Africa -Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Source: The Guardian September 05, 2018

“You can also find these jobs advert on the Daily News of 06th September, 2018”