Latest Job Vacancies in Nigeria – CART Laboratory Technical Officer at Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance Recruitment – CART Laboratory Technical Officer

Job Description

Project Background

Heartland Alliance Ltd-Gte is currently implementing a USAID-funded Key Populations Community HIV Services Action and Response (KP-CARE 1) project in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Jigawa, Lagos, and Niger.

The project’s goal is to reduce HIV incidence, morbidity, and mortality among KPs as well as their sexual partners and children by increasing their access to and success in HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment by addressing the biological, social, and structural drivers of the epidemic using human rights principles and sustainable, peer-led approaches.

We seek applications from qualified persons for the position below:

Position Title: CART Laboratory Technical Officer  

Reports to: Zonal Program Manager 

Location(s): Ikorodu, Lagos

Person(s) Required: 1

Employment Type: Part Time


Job Summary

The incumbent will support the clinical team by implementing high-quality laboratory services at the State/Zonal/OSS level.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide laboratory oversight in the HALG site and adherence to standard laboratory protocols in the country program.
  • Ensures that high-quality laboratory services are maintained at all HALG-supported sites/centers within your jurisdiction.
  • Performs basic laboratory assays CD4 tests, Hematology, and Chemistry as well as other tests as required.
  • Oversees laboratory services provision and ensures standard, and current practices are in place for maintaining high-quality laboratory services and maximizing the use of all resources.
  • Ensures compliance and implementation of laboratory protocols, and support other affiliated laboratory staff involved with the laboratory functions.
  • Performs quality control checks and maintenance for the machine in the site lab, and other laboratory tests performed within the labs.
  • Participates in inventory control management/CRRF preparation for laboratory supplies and reagents for the supported site.
  • Participate in EQA and proficiency testing activities.
  • Performs other care, treatment, and evaluation duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



Education and/or Experience:

  • Degree in Medical laboratory sciences from an accredited school.
  • A valid License to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist is mandatory.
  • Minimum of two years of successful laboratory management experience and ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the current principles and techniques surrounding the management of laboratory services.
  • Experience in running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO context.
  • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices within a One Stop Shop (OSS) and Field Locations.
  • Very good understanding and working knowledge of the health and HIV program priorities.

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects the cultural environment in which the person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Non-discriminatory- Does not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioral habits.


Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.


Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and PowerPoint.
  • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.


Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
  • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited resource environments.

Method of Application

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