Thursday, July 27, 2017

HJFMR,Laboratory Data Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Position Overview:
This position supports the rollout of Viral Load Testing and Early
Infant Diagnosis Laboratory activities in the WRP HJFMRI Southern
Highlands Program. Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) of HIV in HIV-exposed
infants is key in detection of vertical transmission early enough and
initiating treatment for those who are diagnosed to be positive so as to
improve their survival outcomes. Viral load testing has

now become a
routine test of care for HIV-infected children and adults who are on
antiretroviral therapy. All the data that is generated from EID and
viral load testing has to be accurately captured and recorded to account
for all tests done in the WRP HJFMRI Southern Highlands Program.
Additionally, analyses of tests done for PEPFAR reporting have to be
done accurately, succinctly and within the required timelines. The
Program is seeking to fill the position of Laboratory Data Manager in
order to support the collection, analysis and reporting of EID, viral
load and other data generated by the Laboratories that WRP!HJFMRI
supports in the southern highlands of Tanzania.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• The candidate will be responsible of the following duties:
• Directly supervise the entire Laboratory data generation, capture and
reporting process for Viral load, EID and other related activities
including but not limited to;
• Reception and registration of all viral load and EID samples received
into appropriate logbooks and the Laboratory Information System (DISA)
at the health facility.
• Verification of patient data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or
reentering data as required ensuring data completeness and accuracy.
• Compiling weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for EID and VL tests
done at the health facility.
• Maintaining data entry records of all tests done as required both in
hard and
• soft copies.
• Dispatching EID and VL results from the testing laboratory to the
health facility on a daily basis.
• Securing all data records through weekly and monthly backups.
• Developing and maintaining systems for data quality assessments and
quality assurance at laboratory and health facility level.
• Assist in establishing and maintaining an effective and efficient
record management system at the health facility and laboratory level.
• Work closely with the IT and Strategic Information (SI) Departments to
ensure that databases are continuously up to date, functioning and
effectively used according to the required standards.
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Qualification:
• The suitable candidate should have
• A bachelor degree in statistics or related data management courses.
• Capable in the analysis of data generated from laboratory assays.
• Good understanding of laboratory data reporting procedures as required
• Ability to compile and analyze data for report preparation.
• Conversant and proficient in the use of Computational software.
• Demonstrate a good understating of laboratory Data generation Standard
• Operating Procedures development and utilization.

Interpersonal Skills
• Good organizational and analytical skills
• Good coordination skills and ability to work in a team.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• High degree of commitment
• Willing to work independently in a multidisciplinary team.
• Ability to maintain records and inventories with minimum supervision.

Walter Reed Program is seeking qualified candidate to fill the position
below. Cover letters and resumes should be mailed by postal/EMS/DHL/any
Courier to

The Human Resources Manager,
P,O. Box 6396,
Mbeya or sent by
email to; NOTE:

to be considered, applicants must
put the TITLE OF THE JOB In the SUBJECT LINE, avoid soliciting any
member of the organization. Hand delivery application will not be
accepted. Deadline for submission of the application is 31st July, 2017.

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