FHI 360 Laboratory Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 
Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. 
FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. 
FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the below position.

Laboratory Specialist, Laboratory Sciences Division


Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Reference No: 18007

Position Summary: Provides laboratory technical assistance, capacity building, training, laboratory audits and assessments, quality assurance and blood safety services to clinical laboratories being supported by CDC in Kenya (Rift Valley region) and NIH/DAIDS-funded clinical study sites across Africa.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree in biological or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic setting with 5-7 years of relevant experience. 
  • Alternatively, a Higher National Diploma in Medical Technology with at least 7-9 years of relevant laboratory experience or a Master’s degree in biological or laboratory sciences with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience. 
  • At least three years’ work experience within a clinical laboratory including experience with quality systems including SLMTA/SLIPTA. 
  • At least two years’ experience working with blood safety or blood banking. 
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory mentorship and capacity building to improve quality management and technical laboratory functions. 
  • Excellent ability to conduct laboratory audits and assessments and identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication including in English.
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com, Key in the Reference No. Where a detailed Job description will be availed.
Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application. 
CV/resume including salary requirements to be received not later than December 28, 2016.
Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.
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