Laboratory Coordinator – RISE


Company Jhpiego
Category Public Health
Location Accra
Job Status Contract
Salary GH¢ 
Education Master’...
Experience N/A
Job Expires Jan 31, 2023
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Company Profile

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego Corporation in Ghana has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for the past 40 years in a variety of technical areas including cervical cancer treatment and prevention, community health, HIV and AIDS, maternal and newborn health, health workforce capacity development (both pre-service and in-service), family planning, malaria, IPC/WASH and Covid19 responses.

Job Description

RISE is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID—that works with countries to achieve a shared vision of attaining and maintaining epidemic control, with stronger local partners capable of managing and achieving results through sustainable, self-reliant and resilient health systems. The project is led by Jhpiego with the following partners: ICAP at Columbia University, Management Sciences for Health, Anova, BAO Systems, Johns Hopkins University Centre for Public Health and Human Rights, and Mann Global Health.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), RISE is working in selected countries, including Ghana, to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In line with ministry of health priorities, the project, is planning to rollout national vaccination plans, including ensuring health care workers are prepared to implement and monitor this plan; providing focused and clinically relevant capacity building for clinicians providing COVID-19 case management.

We are currently looking for dynamic individuals to fill the following position:  Laboratory Coordinator – RISE

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Reports to Technical Director

Scope of Work
RISE with funding from the CDC will support GHS and the MOH to develop an assessment tool for specimen referral systems across 14 regions in Ghana. This will include reviewing policy documents that detail specimen referral pathways. This laboratory specialist will also work with GHS, MOH, and stakeholder agencies to review COVID-19 testing strategies in Ghana.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice and guidance for the development and/or update of national policies and strategies on the diagnosis of COVID-19 including sample collection, handling, and testing strategies
  • Provide technical support for the strengthening of laboratory capacity
  • Provide technical guidance on laboratory aspects of COVID-19 diagnosis including coordination of technical support for all COVID-19 testing laboratories; develop and/or review technical documents on COVID-19 testing; provide guidance on the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic algorithms, new technologies, and approaches;
  • Support GHS. MOH to develop an assessment tool for specimen referral systems
  • Lead in administering the assessment tool across targeted regions and support with analysis and the development of report to inform policy
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned by RISE.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Required degree level: Master’s degree or equivalent in biomedical laboratory science or Public Health
  • Essential: A university degree in biomedical laboratory science and any health-related profession and a master’s degree in molecular biology, virology or any area related to the functions of the position attained from a recognized university

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