Technical Director, Laboratory Services


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The Key Populations Technical Advisor will provide technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of HIV prevention for key and vulnerable populations, including integration of MNCH and TB, for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Abuja. Responsibilities will include providing leadership and technical guidance in the development and implementation of HIV prevention health activities and contributing to cross-cutting approaches, such as in-service and pre-service training, quality improvement and gender integration. This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence. This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.



  • Maintain quality testing procedures and systems including new diagnostic technologies.
  • Prepare and oversee implementation of laboratory work plan in consultation with county laboratory coordinators.
  • Provide technical support to facility laboratory technologists on laboratory management.
  • Provide technical assistance/guidance on laboratory testing processes, with focus on HIV testing, EID, and VL monitoring.
  • Conduct development, pre-testing, implementation and review of laboratory standard operating procedures to be applied in HIV care and treatment services.
  • Support laboratory sample transport networking in supported facilities.
  • Support commodity forecasting, quantification and redistribution/buffering in supported facilities in partnership with county teams.
  • Coordinate performance and documentation of daily internal quality control and participation in external quality assessment to MOH supported facilities for TB and HIV services.
  • Promote organizational structure in the areas of physical laboratory structure and infection prevention and promotes laboratory bio-safety.


Required Qualifications:

  • Higher national diploma/degree in medical laboratory sciences.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in implementation of HIV or TB related medical laboratory activities in a CDC or USAID-funded project.
  • Competent in development and implementation of work plans, M&E activities and reports.
  • Demonstrated competency in laboratory activities.
  • Skills in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service education, performance and quality improvement, M&E.
  • Ability to liaise with senior MOH and county government officials and senior members of the donor community.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Nigerian health care system, particularly the public health system.
  • Familiarity with CDC and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.


Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.


Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Application Deadline