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    MGIC is a non-profit affiliate of UMB with a mission to administratively support international operations of UMB Principal Investigators. Our purpose is to provide the administrative infrastructure for sizable and sustained operations outside of the U.S.
    Currently, MGIC operates in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia, with registration applicati…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Support Central Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey
      2. Satellite Laboratorian – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey
      3. Central Lab Data Entrant – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey
      4. IT Support – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey
      5. Central Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey
      6. Field Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey
      7. Team Lead / Interviewer – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey
      8. State Lead – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey
    • Method of Application

    Support Central Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The PCR team will ensure that all sero survey sample are tested and the TAT conforms to the NRL rule of 24hr to testing and 48hrs to results
    • The Biorepository Lab Personnel shall ensure that all the plasma samples for serological testing on weekends are pulled out and made available to the serology lab in good time before the testing commences
    • The Biorepository Lab Personnel shall ensure that all the molecular and serological samples that were received and processed for archiving are properly received at the Biorep Lab.
    • The personnel in both the PCR AND NRL labs in addition to the above listed responsibilities shall provide all necessary support within their jurisdiction that will ensure that the testing of the Sero-Survey samples are analyzed in accordance with the existing NRL protocol for COVID testing.

    Qualifications

    • A medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician, skilled in QMS and Data management.
    • Experience in working on the laboratory bench for at least 1 year.
    • Experience in proficiency testing is an advantage
    • Experience with population survey will be an added advantage
    • Experience performing Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Knowledge and experience in Molecular biology and Serology with application to clinical diagnostics such as HIV viral load testing or other applications of quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (Real-time PCR) testing and diagnostic serological testing
    • Experience in leading or participating in Laboratory Quality Assurance programs (LQMS/EQA knowledge of ISO15189 or ISO17025), Laboratory Facilities and Design, Good Laboratory Practices, Bio risk management (Biosafety & Biosecurity-ISO 35001:2019), etc.)
    • Familiarity with WHO Biosafety Guidelines
    • Ability to work for long hours
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    • Ability to work with your hands and will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab equipment.
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and routine equipment maintenance.
    • A systematic approach to tasks and the ability to follow instructions and set procedures
    • A high level of flexibility in performing the responsibilities of the position,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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    Satellite Laboratorian – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 4 – 6 years
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Employment Type: Temporary

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Overall specimen receipt verification, processing and storage as well as Lab operations of all COVID-19 sero-epidemiological survey related activities at the Satellite Laboratory
    • Coordinate and facilitate all activities related to specimen transfer and quality assurance
    • Coordinate and facilitate the transport of specimens from the field to satellite laboratories
    • Liaise with the field lab technician to ensure that field testing activities and transport of specimen from field to the satellite lab are conducted as per respective SOP
    • Ensure blood samples are shipped from the satellite to the central laboratory in a timely manner to maintain specimen integrity
    • Ensure that lab staff receive and accession each specimen into a Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) and process as per standard operating procedure
    • Monitor the entire quality system from pre-test, test and post-test which will include, occurrence management, daily/ weekly reviews of QC documentation, troubleshooting both equipment and QC failures
    • Monitor and ensure optimal laboratory environmental conditions are maintained to ensure quality of data

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’ Degree
    • A medical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory technician, skilled in QMS and Data management.
    • Experience: 4 – 6 years
    • Experience in working on the laboratory bench for at least 2 years.
    • Experience in proficiency testing is an advantage
    • Experience with population survey will be an added advantage
    • Experience performing Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

    • Knowledge and experience in Molecular biology and Serology with application to clinical diagnostics such as HIV viral load testing or other applications of quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (Real-time PCR) testing and diagnostic serological testing
    • Experience in leading or participating in Laboratory Quality Assurance programs (LQMS/EQA knowledge of ISO15189 or ISO17025), Laboratory Facilities and Design, Good Laboratory Practices, Bio risk management (Biosafety & Biosecurity-ISO 35001:2019), etc.)
    • Familiarity with WHO Biosafety Guidelines
    • Ability to work for long hours
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    • Ability to work with your hands and will need dexterity to work with small vials, test tubes, and delicate lab equipment.
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment and routine equipment maintenance.
    • A systematic approach to tasks and the ability to follow instructions and set procedures
    • A high level of flexibility in performing the responsibilities of the position,
    • An indigene of the state or resident in the state
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required. Ability to speak Hausa will be an added advantage.

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    Central Lab Data Entrant – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Contract , Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Strictly adheres to instructions and guidelines for use of Laboratory data collection tools, and processes that are required to gather essential information on the COVID-19 seroprevalence survey for the UMB team, State lead and Epidemiologist, and the NRL LIMS, and SORMAS
    • Support UMB survey data team in generating minimum CIF indicators/variable for State Epidemiologist and real-time surveillance response in selected survey states
    • Align survey data from AIMS data base against agreed minimum CIF indicators/variables and enter the variables unto an Excel sheet for reporting to State epidemiologist, and survey results for NRL-SORMAS entry
    • Ensure data completeness and regularly make available completely aligned minimum dataset for assigned survey state to the UMB lab data focal person on daily basis on or before 11 am (following sample delivery the previous day)
    • Adhere to the basic laboratory data management system and flow in place for efficient and timely reporting of survey laboratory data
    • Maintain regular communication with sample reception staff to improve the quality of data coming from the field and satellite lab
    • Timely reporting of data issues and real-time solution seeking
    • Ensure data management communication and problem-solving support is provided to satellite laboratories.
    • Report identifying holdups in the laboratory data management systems
    • Regular provision of high-quality data and basic analysis as required
    • Daily State performance reporting
    • Daily planning and debriefing meetings with Laboratory data team

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in a health-related discipline
    • Training certifications in COVId-19 short courses especially IPC is an added advantage

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Participation in Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) or any other household survey in Nigeria as Team lead is required
    • Excellent knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control especially in the context of COVID-19 is required
    • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Package)
    • Must be willing to work at the times required by the survey need (this includes evenings, weekends and public holidays).
    • Good reading skill in English

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    IT Support – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 3 – 5 years
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field ICT / Computer&nbsp

    Employment Type: Temporary

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support and troubleshoot applications and services on computers, networks, and mobile devices.
    • Ensure all systems remain functional, available, and secure
    • Installing and configuring computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers, and scanners
    • Undertaking scheduled maintenance upgrades.
    • Any other task assigned by supervisor.
    • Talking to clients and computer users to determine the nature of problems
    • Investigating, diagnosing, and solving computer software and hardware faults
    • Checking computer equipment for electrical safety
    • Maintaining records of software licenses
    • Managing stocks of equipment, consumables, and other supplies.
    • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and devices.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent demonstrable experience.

    Experience:

    • Experience: 3 – 5 years
    • 2 years systems development, support provision or systems analysis experience

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • A good understanding of systems and systems thinking are a plus
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
    • Good collaboration and communication skills
    • Some experience developing web applications using at least one popular web framework.
    • Some experience in software development and coding (C# prefarably) added advantage
    • Good understanding of Structured Query Language (SQL) added advantage
    • Strong organizational, time management, computer and communication skills to strengthen and cultivate a relationship to help achieve organizational goals.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.
    • Ability to speak Hausa will be an added advantage

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    Central Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 2 years
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Position Description

    • MGIC in collaboration with NCDC is conducting a population-based sero-epidemiologic survey to determine the sero- prevalence and transmission of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
    • The State Lead will oversee the all survey activities in the State. The State Lead will support all Training and Field processes of the survey and report directly to the Project Director

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (Real-time PCR) testing and diagnostic serological testing
    • Participate in Laboratory Quality Assurance, Good Laboratory Practices, Bio-risk management
    • Receive and accession each specific Knowledge and experience on Molecular biology and Serology with application to clinical diagnostics such as HIV viral load testing or other applications of quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (Real-time PCR) testing and diagnostic serological testing
    • Experience in leading or participating in Laboratory Quality Assurance programs (LQMS/EQA knowledge of ISO15189 or ISO17025), Laboratory Facilities and Design, Good Laboratory Practices, Bio risk management (Biosafety & Biosecurity-ISO 35001:2019), etc.)
    • Familiarity with WHO Biosafety Guidelines
    • Inspection / auditing skills
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Good communication and writing skills
    • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change
    • Must be willing to work at the times required by the survey needs (this includes evenings, weekends and public holidays).
    • Experience in entering data into a Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) and process as per standard operating procedure
    • Monitor the entire quality system from Pre-test, test and post-test which will include, occurrence management, daily/ weekly reviews of QC documentation, troubleshooting both equipment and QC failures
    • Proper use of PPE based on risk assessment
    • Laboratory logistics-inventory and management of laboratory supplies and reagents
    • Handling and storing of controls and specimens

    Qualifications

    • Certification on Bio-risk management (Biosafety/Biosecurity), Laboratory QA or equivalent;
    • Graduate of Biomedical sciences
    • Master’s Degree relevant to the job

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • At least 2 years’ laboratory-based experience in molecular biology and serology with Bio-risk management training (biosafety & biosecurity).
    • Experience in laboratory design, laboratory quality management program specialist or equivalent will be an asset
    • At least 2 years work experience in research or hospital or clinical laboratories or equivalent

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    Field Laboratorian – COVID 19- Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Contract , Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 2 – 3 years
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp , NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead the field team and ensure all data and sample collections are done with utmost quality
    • Work with the household trackers and community mobilizers to ensure only sampled households are surveyed
    • Conduct household and individual interviews
    • Conduct phlebotomy
    • Collect nasopharyngeal swab samples
    • Conduct Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for Malaria
    • Assure confidentiality of survey participants’ information.
    • Label appropriately, prepare and store lab samples in accordance with required laboratory specifications.
    • Maintain environmental integrity and aesthetics ensuring all areas are safe and clean.
    • Prepare and organize field supplies, and equipment to prevent wastage.
    • Collect and organize supplies ensuring all work areas are restocked appropriately daily, before field activities
    • Document all field activities in appropriate field documentation tools and devices

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in a health-related discipline
    • A Master’s Degree is an added advantage
    • Experience: 2 – 3 years
    • Training certifications in COVId-19 short courses especially IPC is an added advantage

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Participation in Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) or any other household survey in Nigeria as Team lead is required
    • Excellent knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control especially in the context of COVID-19 is required
    • Team management
    • Stakeholders management
    • Skill in Computer Assisted- Personal Interviewing (CAPI) is required
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask probing questions
    • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change
    • Must be willing to work at the times required by the survey need (this includes evenings, weekends and public holidays).
    • An indigene of the selected state or resident in the state
    • Good reading skill in English and Hausa

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    Team Lead / Interviewer – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Employment Type: Temporary

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead the field team and ensure all data and sample collections are done with utmost quality
    • Work with the household trackers and community mobilizers to ensure only sampled households are surveyed
    • Conduct household and individual interviews
    • Conduct phlebotomy
    • Collect nasopharyngeal swab samples
    • Conduct Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for Malaria
    • Assure confidentiality of survey participants’ information.
    • Label appropriately, prepare and store lab samples in accordance with required laboratory specifications.
    • Maintain environmental integrity and aesthetics ensuring all areas are safe and clean.
    • Prepare and organize field supplies, and equipment to prevent wastage.
    • Collect and organize supplies ensuring all work areas are restocked appropriately daily, before field activities
    • Document all field activities in appropriate field documentation tools and devices

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree preferably in a health-related discipline
    • A master’s degree is an added advantage
    • Training certifications in COVID-19 short courses especially IPC is an added advantage.

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Participation in Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) or any other household survey in Nigeria as Team lead is required
    • Excellent knowledge of Infection Prevention and Control especially in the context of COVID-19 is required
    • Team management
    • Stakeholders management
    • Skill in Computer-Assisted – Personal Interviewing (CAPI) is required
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills and the ability to ask probing questions
    • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change
    • Must be willing to work at the times required by the survey need (this includes evenings, weekends and public holidays).
    • An indigene of the selected state or resident in the state
    • Good reading skill in Hausa

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    State Lead – COVID 19 – Sero Prevalence Survey

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 2 – 4 years
    • Location Abuja , Kano
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Employment Type: Temporary

    Position Description

    • MGIC in collaboration with NCDC is conducting a population-based sero-epidemiologic survey to determine the sero- prevalence and transmission of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
    • The State Lead will oversee all survey activities in the State. The State Lead will support all Training and Field processes of the survey and report directly to the Project Director

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The State Lead will:

    • Support the implementation and monitoring of the COVID-19 Sero-epidemiological survey
    • Be involved in the recruitment, on-boarding, and training of the necessary survey field staff
    • Support the development of training materials, manuals/guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), job aids, flow charts for the field activities
    • Collaborate with local survey stakeholders to ensure smooth conduct of the survey and sample collection, transportation, processing, analysis, and storage
    • Oversee field supervisors, field and satellite lab staff
    • Monitor progress of data collection to ensure quality data are collected and milestones are achieved
    • Work with mapping, listing and community mobilization teams for messaging, household scheduling and security measures.
    • Ensure all logistics and administrative plans are in place for the field teams
    • Complete survey monitoring reports and ensure survey field data and sample collection monitoring dashboard are updated daily

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in any health-related field

    Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

    • Experience in population-based field survey management like the Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) or any other household survey in Nigeria is required
    • Stakeholders management
    • 2 – 4 years work experience.
    • Skill in Computer Assisted-Personal Interviewing (CAPI) troubleshooting is required
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication
    • Knowledge and skill in the use of statistical analysis packages is an added advantage
    • Strong work ethic and self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change
    • Must be willing to work at the times required by the survey need (this includes evenings, weekends and public holidays).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC) on docs.google.com to apply

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