Open to : All interested qualified candidates
Duration of contract : 12 months
Opening Date : 19th May 2020
Closing Date : 29th May 2020
Duty station : Abuja
Work Hours : Full time
Nigeria is currently responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic with confirmed cases on the upward trend. The capacity to test is integral to the success of this response for identification, isolation, and treatment of confirmed cases towards containing and controlling the outbreak in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has devised a testing strategy for this purpose.
As the country’s apex public health laboratory, the NCDC National Reference Laboratory (NRL) leads the diagnosis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Currently, the NRL is coordinating and supporting the optimization and activation of additional laboratories across the country; providing quality assurance for testing in these laboratories; and testing on behalf of several states. The additional volume of work being carried out by NRL during this pandemic necessitates more human resource for effective and efficient running of the laboratory.
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) seeks to recruit a COVID-19 Laboratory Manager for the NRL, Gaduwa. The COVID-19 Laboratory Manager will be tasked with the responsibility of improving and overseeing all laboratory processes for COVID-19 diagnostic testing; coordinating the NRL COVID19 diagnostic functions; and providing technical support to implement the NCDC national testing strategy. The COVID-19 Laboratory Manager will report to the Director of Laboratory Services, NCDC.
Main Responsibilities of COVID-19 Laboratory Manager
The incumbent will manage/oversee all the COVID-19 related elements of NRL Gaduwa’ s function including:
Qualifications and Requirements
REMUNERATION: The position carries a competitive remuneration package
How to apply: Interested applicants for this position should visit the AFENET human resource web application direct address https://vacancy.afenetnigeria.net/hr/career_vacancy%20List.phpor AFENET Nigeria website https://afenetnigeria.net/careers.php and submit their applications, addressing the minimum requirements as per the advertisement. Candidates should indicate the appropriate position in their application letter. AFENET is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.