The National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health, in the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMH). The concept of NASCP and its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigeria government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for those persons already infected and affected by the virus in the country.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Biomedical Engineering Specialist
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Start Date: Mon Oct 17 2022
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 5 years
Engagement of a Biomedical Engineering Specialist in the management and coordination of laboratory equipment and devices for HIV treatment, care and support for PLHIV.
We are implementing a CDC supported 5-year project to deliver client-centered high quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment and laboratory services to reach the UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets and end AIDS by 2030.
This project employs a patient-centered approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services mainstreamed towards those infected and affected by HIV.
Provide specifications for procurement of laboratory equipment
Equipment testing, installation and calibrate biomedical equipment and software.
Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of biomedical equipment, and software.
Maintain and repairing biomedical and equipment, when needed.
Provide technical support, when needed.
Keep up-to-date service histories on all biomedical equipment.
Train Laboratory and other personnel on how to use biomedical equipment safely and effectively.
Develop and write reports and documents detailing protocols, policies, standards of use, maintenance, and repairs of biomedical equipment, machines, and software.
Work with supply chain management to establish effective logistic system for seamless distribution of laboratory supplies and consumables.
Provide technical oversight to program staff at state level to build local capacity for transitioning and sustainability of established laboratory systems.
Develop a surveillance system for monitoring performance of the laboratories across the network
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences
A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in laboratory setting, 3 of which must be on laboratory equipment installation, calibration, maintenance and repair
Certification / license to practice as a bioengineer or evidence of registration with professional body required.
Experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training.
Familiarity with public sector and health system is highly desirable.
Experience working in HIV/AIDS programmes is an advantage.
Excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques for the following categories of assays: hematology, biochemistry, CD4/CD8, HIV viral load, HIV DNA qualitative test, HIV viral resistance (genotype and phenotype).
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Report of monthly laboratory equipment status data using the indicators
Timely delivery of project activities and reports and performance indicators
Quarterly progress update on laboratory repairs
Quarterly dissemination of report based on dashboards.
Contracting & Accountability:
The officer will be accountable to the National Coordinator and reporting directly to the National Coordinator through the head of Laboratory unit.
S/he will be paid competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience.
Application Closing Date
Monday; 10th October, 2022 (5.00pm).