Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

  • Job Position: Laboratory Advisor Consultant
  • Job Location: Abuja

Scope of Work

  • The Laboratory Advisor Consultant will work under the supervision of the Project Director and will be responsible for leading major engagements and activities with relevant stakeholders on HIVST market expansion to include multiple pre-qualified WHO products, coordination, and engagements with the laboratory unit of NASCP, MLSCN, and other key partners and stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead stakeholder engagements on market expansion to include additional WHO pre-qualified HIVST kits in Nigeria and support their evaluation as needed.
  • Lead project’s support for confirming the pathway to new product registration, including potential stakeholder orientation to the World Health Organization’s Collaborative Registration Procedure
  • Support the review of current in-country procedure and process for IVD pre-qualification and registration to align with CRP.
  • Provide technical assistance to key stakeholders on quality assurance/quality control for HIVST kits.
  • Periodically engage with key regulatory agencies on addressing regulatory barriers to HIVST kits expansion.
  • Provide technical support to relevant stakeholders on the evaluation of new products
  • Build capacity and provide other technical assistance on HIVST as required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the project director.

Job Requirements

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Health Science Degree in Medical Lab Science. A Master’s degree and the fellowship of the MLSCN is desirable.


  • Deep knowledge of the HIV laboratory landscape including the professional relationship with key stakeholders
  • At least 10 years of cognate experience with HIV laboratory programs and NGOs.
  • A vast understanding of the intricacies of the public sector laboratory system and familiarity with key stakeholders, donor agencies, and implementing partners is required.
  • Good knowledge of the CRP and current issues with evaluation and registration of IVDs in Nigeria
  • Full registration with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria
  • Demonstrated ability to attain milestones, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work across teams and effectively promote information-sharing, collaboration, and cooperation


  • Demonstrated initiative, tact, and a high sense of responsibility and discretion;
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Excellent advocacy and communication skills, written and oral;
  • Strong computer literacy

Closing Date
25th January 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using “Laboratory Advisor Consultant” as the subject of the email.

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