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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB). KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, the new USAID-funded 5-year global program. We lead an international consortium comprising eight partner organizations in addition to KNCV: ATS, FHI 360, IRD, JATA, MSH, PATH, The Union, and WHO. In Ethiopia, Challenge TB is being implemented by KNCV as a lead and MSH and WHO as a collaborating partner. The strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to patient care, to prevent transmission and disease progression, and to strengthen TB platforms.

KNCV operates from a country office in Addis Ababa with sub-offices in other regional states.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is recruiting for the following positions for its Challenge TB project in Ethiopia.

Purpose of the position

The TB Laboratory Advisor’s responsibilities will include overall strategic planning, coordination, and technical direction of laboratory activities for the project to ensure quality assured laboratory services in Gambella. As the laboratory is an essential component in the continuum of TB diagnosis, s/he will work closely with the other senior technical experts, as well as with the M & E Advisors to ensure progress is being achieved towards ensuring quality laboratory services.

The TB Laboratory Advisor will assist Gambella Regional Reference laboratory and regional Health bureau to strengthen the quality of smear microscopy, including LED FM, External Quality Assessment (EQA) and Q/A systems for sputum microscopy, S/he will contribute to improved laboratory services based on EQA findings. S/he establishes, and/or reinforces innovative protocols for transfer of sputum samples for MDR-TB suspects.

S/he will support the Regional TB program to ensure laboratory supervisory and monitoring systems, training, commodity and equipment management, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are appropriately introduced, strengthened, and sustained. S/he will provide technical support to the laboratories in health facilities in the region as required.

Who are we looking for?

Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science plus a higher qualification in a relevant study .At least 5 years’ post-qualification experience in a similar position. Experience working with partners working with USAID supported projects is an added advantage. Knowledge of the role of the laboratory in TB prevention Knowledge of and experience in laboratory equipment and commodity management, including new TB diagnostic technologies. Familiarity with and experience in implementing local and national laboratory quality assessment, quality assurance and accreditation systems, including the ISO accreditation standards and accreditation process. Knowledge of and experience in laboratory capacity building, monitoring and supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What do we offer?

  • A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education, relevant working experience and earning history;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below www.kncvtbc.org before 11 September 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or recruitethiopia@kncvtbc.org.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before 11 September 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or recruitethiopia@kncvtbc.org.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.