September 14, 2017
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The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is recruiting for fulltime Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer.

Job Details

The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization established to promote better health outcomes for all Nigerians through creation of strong and sustainable health systems. The organization evolved from Columbia University’s International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) in 2011 and has continued to support family-focused, comprehensive high-quality, HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities in Nigeria.

The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Laboratory Quality Assurance Officer 
Code: LAB-04
Location: Abuja
Unit: Laboratory Services

Job Description

  • The incumbent will report to Director, Laboratory Services and design, plan and implement the Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) across Clinical and Molecular laboratories.
  • S/he will oversee the implementation and monitoring of all Laboratory Quality Assurance mechanism including but not limited to the WHO/AFRO SLIPTA/ SLMTA program, HIV Rapid Test Quality Improvement Initiative (RTQII) and the Laboratory Process Review (LPR) program;
  • Maintain the Central Document Master list in line with the Standard and ensure document control for all Laboratory related documents, records and tools.
  • S/he will design systems for the continual monitoring of the impact of LQMS in the quality of patient care and reliability of the laboratory.
  • The job holder will provide supervision, mentoring and technical assistance to the program for the development and review of quality documents; and institution and implementation of LQMS.
  • Coordinate the conduct of internal audits, investigation of non-conformities and monitoring of the implementation of appropriate corrective and preventive action.
  • The jobholder will prepare technical reports for all Laboratory Quality Assurance mechanisms.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

5 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Medical Laboratory Science

Other Requirements:

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science.  A valid certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist is mandatory.
  • 5 years’ experience of running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO context.
  • Experience in a molecular laboratory is an added advantage. Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation and management of Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS) and relevant Laboratory Quality Assurance mechanisms including WHO/AFRO SLIPTA and HIV RTQII. Knowledge of regulatory agency standards including ISO 15189:2015, 17025:2005.
  • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting the laboratory and laboratory practices.

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and able to represent the organization to donors and partners
  • Good experience of using Ms. Word, Excel or applicable software related to position
  • Commitment to and understanding of organization’s vision, values and principles including rights-based/gender approaches would be expected.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and a suitability statement of not more than 200 words as a Microsoft Word attachment to: The subject of the email should be the JOB CODE and the applicant’s FULL NAME e.g.  MSS-02 – John Bull.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline: 20th September, 2017.

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About The Centre For Integrated Health Programs (cihp)

  • Type: Nonprofit
  • Headquarters: Plot 1129 Kikuyu Close, Off Nariobi Street, Wuse II Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

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