Saturday, 26 January 2013

Lab Technical Advisor Job at KNCV

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is a leading
medical Development Aid organization
working in Global Tuberculosis (TB) Control.
With our team of professionals including
consultants, nurses and epidemiologists,
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has been
active In TB control for over one hundred
years both In the national and international
context. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is
active in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa,
Latin America and Asia. TBCARE 1 is a five
year project (2010 - 2015) funded by
USAID. TBCARE I is assisting the National TB
and Leprosy Control Programme through
various In-country partner organizations
KNCV has an office in Abuja and is
recruiting staff for the following positions
within the TBCARE project·
The position is aimed to increase KNCV's
capacity to coordinate and strengthen the
national TB Laboratory networks, the
capacity of National and Zonal TB Reference
laboratories and Implementation of new
laboratory technology activities in the
The laboratory consultant will work under
the overall supervision of the Country
Representative Officer and report to the
Senior Technical Advisor for the project
implementation and carry out the following
major tasks:
Provide technical support to the NTP and
NRL to take initiatives to Improve
tuberculosis control through appropriate
TB laboratory technologies, support TB
CARE 1 partners In implementing
laboratory component of the project,
coordinate and supervise TB CARE 1
supported laboratories and the
Implementation of Gene Xpert and other
new laboratory technology, assists In
planning, M & E progress towards annual
work plans, expected outputs and assists
In providing technical assistance to
NTBLCP In Improving the laboratory
systems as well as improving the use of
laboratory related data for decision
Applications are sought from persons
with sound knowledge and experience
In mycobacteriology, complemented by
demonstrated knowledge of TB control
and experience in public health
Should have at least Master level training
in lab science and or infectious diseases,
preferably with an emphasis on
tuberculosis and knowledge on current
WHO policy recommendations on the use
of new TB diagnostics, TB laboratory bio-
safety, SOPs for TB laboratory methods,
and specifications for TB laboratory
Experience in a mycobacteriology
laboratory with knowledge of laboratory
quality management systems and
function of national TB program will
serve as key asset.
Experience in working in the fields of TB,
MDR TB and TB/HIV with field experience
in Nigeria. Excellent written and verbal
English language skills.
Willingness to travel across the country.
What does KNCV Nigeria offer?
Competitive salary, depending on age,
education and working experience.
Method of Application
For further information on the positions
please contact Nancy Nickaf on:
Your curriculum vitae with motivation letter
should be sent by e-mail to: TBCARE Nigeria
at within a week
of the date this publication to the attention
of Country Representative under subject:
Lab Technical Advisor or M & E Assistant.
Only shortlisted candidates will be
notified by email.
Closing Date: 29/01/2013

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