September 14, 2017
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The Centre for Integrated Health Programs (CIHP) is recruiting for fulltime Senior Laboratory Services Associate.

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: Senior Laboratory Services Associate
Code: LAB-03
Location: Abuja
Unit: Laboratory Services

Job Description

  • The jobholder will assist in the design, planning and implementation of laboratory services and laboratory related activities.
  • S/he will Compile, analyze and monitor trends on the functionality and optimization of all Molecular and Clinical laboratory services as well as laboratory related activities
  • Will support the implementation of Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement and the deployment and institution of appropriate corrective and preventive action respectively.
  • S/he will assist in the evaluation of laboratory methods and procedures; and conduct of periodic laboratory system assessment and review of activities.
  • Responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Integrated Sample Referral Network and an efficient biosafety and infection control program across all supported healthcare facilities and communities.
  • Assist in the development and adaptation of required guidelines/standards for related laboratory services. The job holder is also responsible for the functionality of all laboratory information systems and linkage to EMR.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring system to assure an efficient documentation of lab documents and records.
  • Prepare progress reports of laboratory activities, lab program implementation and lab quality issues.

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

3 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Medical Laboratory Science

Other Requirements:

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification in Medical Laboratory Science. A valid certificate to practice as Medical Laboratory Scientist mandatory.
  • 3 years’ experience in implementing Public Health programs preferably in the NGO context. Experience in a molecular laboratory will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience of laboratory services in HIV/AIDS program an asset but not compulsory.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to develop written reports for decision making. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality and client care are achieved. Must be proficient in computer skills including in MS Excel, Access and Office.
  • 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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