MSH TB Laboratory Advisor Jobs in Juba, South Sudan 2013

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) founded in 1971, is a non-profit organization with a mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing and transitional countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for greatest health impact. Headquartered in the United States, we have operations in more than 30 countries and employ more than 2,000 people from over 73 nations.
The Tuberculosis CARE I (TB CARE I) is a USAID funded project carried out by Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) including KNCV Tuberculosis foundation (prime contractor), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Family Health International (FHI), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Japanese Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MS H) and the World Health Organization (WHO) with the aim of contributing to the global targets of TB control.
MSH invites applicants to apply to the following position:
TB Laboratory Advisor
Job ID: 13-6426;
Juba, South Sudan
Overall Responsibilities:
Support strengthening of peripheral laboratory services in line with National TB Plans to expand quality Direct Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS).
Provide assistance in establishing/upgrading/rehabilitating new and already existing microscopy centers required to implement and support the DOTS expansion strategy in South Sudan.
Provide assistance in the development, dissemination and training on standardized guidelines, SOP’s, quality assurance, supervision, safety, laboratory commodity and information management systems.
Key Qualifications Include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or related subject and a Master’s degree in medical microbiology, biomedical science, public health or relevant related field, essential.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in managing clinical and public health laboratories in African countries and knowledge and experience of the systems required to ensure sustainability of services, essential.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ post qualification experience of which 5 years’ experience must have been spent working in a specialized TB culture facility working to recognized international standards.
  • Familiarity with manual and automated TB culture and drug sensitivity testing systems is essential. Knowledge of new diagnostic technologies and their likely applicability in S Sudan is required.
Interested applicants should submit applications at no later than 29th March 2013.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces.

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