Laboratory Advisor, Maseru
Under the supervision of the ICAP, Columbia University in Lesotho Clinical Team Leader, the laboratory advisor will be responsible for conceptualization, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of ICAP's TB laboratory activities in support of the MOHSW TB laboratory network in Lesotho. The laboratory advisor will work with ICAP-NY, MOHSW-Lesotho and CDC country teams to develop and implement the TB laboratory support plans.
Provide technical assistance to the MOHSW (NTP and laboratory department) for the development of strategic plans, national guidelines and policies to strengthen the TB lab-network in Lesotho
Assist and work with the NTP and laboratory department to update the laboratory manuals, SOP's, QA and TB laboratory training curriculum.
Offer technical support to the National TB Reference Laboratory (NRL) and Two Regional Laboratories to assist them with the organization and management of the TB microscopy and culture network.
Provide technical and logistical assistance in establishing/upgrading/rehabilitating/staffing new microscopy centers required to implement and support the DOTS expansion strategy in Lesotho.
Support NTP/lab department with the rollout of GeneXpert TB diagnosis in line with the MOHSW roll-out plan in Lesotho.
Provide assistance to NTP/laboratory department in the dissemination and training on standardized guidelines, SOP's, quality assurance, supervision, safety, and laboratory commodity and information management systems.
Provide technical assistance to the Laboratory Department of the MOHSW and the NRL to strengthen organization, management and quality assurance of TB laboratory diagnosis services, including sputum smear microcopy, culture and molecular tests.
Provide technical assistance and guidance to the NTP/TB lab department for the monitoring and evaluation of TB lab activities throughout Lesotho.
Support the review and implementation of national TB laboratory guidelines, manuals, and SOPs.
Support quality assurance of TB diagnostic services including sputum smear microcopy, culture, and molecular tests (GeneXpert and LPA) services at the National TB laboratory and its network laboratories.
Support NTP/laboratory department to strengthen EQA system and provide technical support in ensuring effective supervision of TB diagnostic laboratories at all levels.
Facilitate trainings and mentorship of laboratory technologists and microscopists at peripheral facilities on SOPs, safety and QA guidelines of TB smear microscopy and GeneXpert.
Provide technical support to NTP/ laboratory department for successful implementation of GeneXpert rollout plan.
Prepare work plans and provide regular activity reports on the TB laboratory support.
How to apply:
Please send cover letter, CV and salary requirements . Please indicate you are applying for position #Lab - LS in the subject line of your e-mail.
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