Background:

Engagement of a Biomedical Engineering Specialist in the management and coordination of laboratory equipment and devices for HIV treatment, care and support for PLHIV. We are implementing a CDC supported 5-year project to deliver client-centered high quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment and laboratory services to reach the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and end AIDS by 2030. This project employs a patient-centered approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services mainstreamed towards those infected and affected by HIV.

Responsibilities:

<ul> <li>Provide specifications for procurement of laboratory equipment</li> <li>Equipment testing, installation and calibrate biomedical equipment and software.</li> <li>Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment, and software.</li> <li>Maintain and repairing biomedical and equipment, when needed.</li> <li>Provide technical support, when needed.</li> <li>Keep up-to-date service histories on all biomedical equipment.</li> <li>Train Laboratory and other personnel on how to use biomedical equipment safely and effectively.</li> <li>Develop and write reports and documents detailing protocols, policies, standards of use, maintenance, and repairs of biomedical equipment, machines, and software.</li> <li>Work with supply chain management to establish effective logistic system for seamless distribution of laboratory supplies and consumables.</li> <li>Provide technical oversight to program staff at state level to build local capacity for transitioning and sustainability of established laboratory systems.</li> <li>Develop a surveillance system for monitoring performance of the laboratories across the network</li> <li>Perform other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences &nbsp;</li> <li>A minimum of 7 years&rsquo; experience working in laboratory setting, 3 of which must be on laboratory equipment installation, calibration, maintenance and repair</li> <li>Certification / license to practice as a bioengineer or evidence of registration with professional body required.</li> <li>Experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training.</li> <li>Familiarity with public sector and health system is highly desirable.</li> <li>Experience working in HIV/AIDS programmes is an advantage.</li> <li>Excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays: hematology, biochemistry, CD4/CD8, HIV viral load, HIV DNA qualitative test, HIV viral resistance (genotype and phenotype).</li> <li>Analytical and problem-solving skills</li> </ul>

Deliverables:

<ul> <li>Report of monthly laboratory equipment status data using the indicators</li> <li>Timely delivery of project activities and reports and performance indicators</li> <li>Quarterly progress update on laboratory repairs</li> <li>Quarterly dissemination of &nbsp;report based on dashboards</li> </ul>

Contracting & Accountability:

The officer will be accountable to the National Coordinator and reporting directly to the National Coordinator through the head of Laboratory unit.

Renumeration:

S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience.

Deadline:

Deadline for submission of application for this position is Wed Oct 12 2022 17:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.