Laboratory Service officers at EMREF, August 2023


AMREF Health Africa

Position: Laboratory Service officers (5 Posts)

Work Station: Mara (2), Simiyu (2), Zanzibar (1)

Reports to: Regional Program Manager

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Service Officer will strengthen Laboratory Quality Management System and provide technical support for laboratory services to improve the quality of HIV diagnosis and Viral Load Monitoring to attain the current 95-95-95 of the HIV clinical cascade

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for supporting health facilities through an evidence-based CQI approach to implement a comprehensive Lab quality management program to surpass the 95-95-95 targets and adherence to safety laboratory requirements.

Strengthen External Quality Assurance (EQA)/PT program for EID, HVL, HRT, TB, and OI tests through mentorship and Technical assistance

Work collaboratively with Tanzania Posts Cooperation and CHMT to strengthen laboratory sample transportation/results transmission and other HIV-related testing to meet National standards

Work collaboratively with the Hub Focal person and TA partner to strengthen the Lab Information System

Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports regarding HVL/EID, reagents status, and any other laboratory matters in their region/District

Ensure that laboratories are familiar with supply chain management procedures

Work close with RLTs, DLTs R/CHMTs in quality management systems to increase coverage of laboratory participation into SLMTA and ensure graduation with at least 2 stars for enrolled Laboratories

Participate in training, mentorship, supportive supervision, and clinical guidance to healthcare providers

Strengthening the utilization of POC machines for both EID and VL samples

Make use of training materials/curriculum, SOPs, and Job Aids useful to the providers according to the National guidelines and policies

Participate in meetings/events relevant to the project and provide relevant technical contributions according to the Ministry of Health guidelines and PEPFAR policies

Collaborate with all other project staff in the related program areas as would be needed

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:

A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, with knowledge and skills in molecular biology, Good Clinical Laboratory Practices, and Quality management systems.

Proven competence in supporting the HIV related Lab services with at least 3 years of handson experience as a Laboratory officer/Manager position in HIV prevention, care, and treatment in PEPFAR-supported NGOs

Knowledge and skills in laboratory mentorship on quality improvement is an added advantage.

Sound understanding of the Molecular laboratory settings, testing flows, and laboratory data analysis

Experience in M&E as it relates to laboratory services (Including LIS, eSRS, and GX-alert)

Proven critical analysis skills and report writing skills

Experience working with Local Government Authorities and PEPFAR funded project  Good interpersonal and people management skills-a team player and builder.


If you are AMREF Tanzania Staff and meet the criteria given above and are interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined as one document indicating your present job position, daytime telephone contact, and names and addresses of three referees. Amref will conduct interviews at Tanga, Mara, Simiyu, and Dar es Salaam Offices to select qualified candidates. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 Hours on August 18, 2023. Please mention the job title/vacancy name or use the job title as the subject line when applying for this position, failure to do that your application may not be retrieved.

All correspondences should be directed to: Email: Direct application through mail or hand delivery will not be accepted.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a nonsmoking environment policy

“Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will automatically be discqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channeled to the provided official correspondence email above

Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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