MEDICAL LABORATORY PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
Grade: General Staff Category (G5)
Reports to: EAC Senior Medical Laboratory Officer
Organ/Institution: EAC Secretariat
Collaborating Sectors: Health & Agriculture & Livestock (One Health)
Project duration: 3 Years (November 2017 – November 2020) with a possibility of extension
Duty Station: Arusha – Tanzania
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To provide effective and efficient general programme management and technical support services for the establishment and operationalization of the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases”.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with general programme management and administrative support services for the establishment and operationalization of the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases as well as to assist in the implementation of various EAC regional cross-border disease prevention and control projects and programmes as may be assigned from time to time;
Assist to coordinate the field deployment and operationalization of the modern mobile medical laboratory diagnostic equipment, including biosafety measures for fast detection and response to epidemic diseases in the EAC Partner States,
Assist in the organization and facilitation of internal and external meetings, training courses, seminars, conferences, field visits, workshops and events in liaison with the relevant professional staff of the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases” at both regional, national and sub-national levels in the EAC Partner States, including in cross-border areas,
Assist in the development and preparation of integrated results oriented annual work plans and other organization-wide activities (setting objectives, developing strategies, budgeting, developing policies and procedures, and organizing the functions necessary to accomplish the activities) of the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases” and those of various EAC regional cross-border disease prevention and control projects and programmes as may be assigned from time to time;
Assist in the writing and compilation of various technical and administrative reports relevant to the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases” and those of various EAC regional cross-border disease prevention and control projects and programmes as may be assigned from time to time;
Assist in preparing memos, letters, reports and other documents as may be required.
Assist in arranging meetings, take and prepare meeting minutes, draft letters.
Assist to coordinate and facilitate activities of the Project Steering Committee (PSC), the EAC Regional Expert Working Group (EWG) on Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics Services, the EAC Technical Working Group (TWG) on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases and various Technical Expert Panels of the project
Assist to coordinate and facilitate the joint activities of the EAC Partner States’ National Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics Services Training Institutions and also the meetings and activities of the EAC Partner States’ National Statutory Regulatory Professional Boards, Councils, Associations and Societies and related international collaborating bodies and partners;
Assist to coordinate operational health research, monitoring and evaluation of the project;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
(1) Must have at least a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution;
(2) Further training or qualification in Public Health, Health Services Management or Project Management is an added advantage,
(3) Must have working experience of at least eight (8) years in providing or managing medical laboratory services at national and sub national levels or relevant regional or international organizations;
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
A self-driven individual with ability to work under minimal supervision, good computer skills, excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
This is an EAC regional level health sector project staff position with an initial three-year contract which may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance and availability of donor funds.
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 15th March 2019.
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age
EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. O. Box 1096
Arusha – Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
Website : www.eac.int