Technical Officer, Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics job opening at FHI 360 – Calabar, Cross River State

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FHI 360

Position: Technical Officer, Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics

Industry: Company International Development, Health

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Calabar, Cross River State

Job Description

FHI 360 is seeking candidates for a position in Technical Officer, Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics based in Calabar, Cross River State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

Fhi 360 is a leading human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our approach is holistic and inclusive, ensuring that our programs benefit communities in sustainable and meaningful ways. As a Technical Officer for Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics, you will play a crucial role in supporting high-quality laboratory services within the state, specifically focusing on HIV/AIDS programs.

In this role, you will provide technical support, supervision, and quality assurance for laboratory services, ensuring adherence to professional standards and guidelines. You will collaborate with various stakeholders, including government officials, donors, and community organizations, to enhance laboratory operations and contribute to the overall success of our programs. Your expertise will be essential in developing and implementing quality management systems, providing training and capacity building, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.

Fhi 360 values a team-oriented approach and expects you to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners. You will have the opportunity to represent the organization at various forums, contribute to policy development, and apply best practices to improve laboratory services. Your role will also involve overseeing the implementation of laboratory services, ensuring proper documentation, and maintaining accurate records.

Job Detail


  • Coordinate and maintain oversight of day-to-day operations of all laboratory services at the state level.
  • Provide technical support, supervision, monitoring, and quality assurance of laboratory service operations.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to laboratory management of HIV/AIDS.
  • Represent Fhi 360 on issues of laboratory management of HIV/AIDS at the state level.
  • Monitor the quality of laboratory operations and testing in supported facilities.
  • Assist facility staff in overseeing day-to-day quality assurance and quality control of laboratory operations.
  • Support the QA officers in designing and implementing oversight practices.
  • Collate, review, and report facility reports.
  • Provide assistance in analysis of monitoring/audit results.
  • Work closely with M&E and other lab staff to ensure laboratory quality-related data is captured.
  • Participate in EQA and proficiency testing activities.
  • Facilitate routine PPM and service/equipment maintenance.
  • Ensure universal safety precautions are followed and biological waste is properly disposed of.
  • Provide technical assistance in capacity building for laboratory services.
  • Provide technical support on blood safety and laboratory quality assurance issues.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Technical Officer, Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics position at FHI 360:


  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical laboratory functions and quality management systems.
  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries, particularly Nigeria.
  • Experience in managing laboratory services, including quality assurance systems and laboratory analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory equipment and techniques for HIV testing, TB species identification, and drug resistance.
  • Knowledge of DHIS and LIMS is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and develop and maintain compatibility among project staff and collaborators.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR funded programs.
  • Experience in the INGO sector.
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Laboratory Sciences or related field.
  • Certification/license to practice as a medical laboratory scientist.

Experience Requirements

  • 5-7 years of post-national youth service experience with a minimum of 3 years in HIV/AIDS laboratory support.
  • For a Master's degree, 3-5 years of post-national youth service experience with a minimum of 3 years in HIV/AIDS laboratory support.


  • Technical support
  • Quality control and supervision
  • Laboratory operation
  • Specimen collection
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Technical Officer, Laboratory Quality Management and Logistics at FHI 360:


NGN 3,000,000 - 4,500,000 per-Year.

Job Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement benefits

Incentive Compensation

  • Performance-based bonuses
  • Yearly incentives

Date posted: July 11, 2024

Posted on: Calabar


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This role requires a dynamic individual with a passion for improving laboratory services in the context of HIV/AIDS programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in laboratory sciences, excellent organizational skills, and a commitment to humanitarian principles. This position offers an opportunity to make a significant impact on health outcomes in Nigeria.