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GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant – Ogun State

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state, and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting.

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient, and other Implementing Entities.  

IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionGeneXpert Laboratory Consultant
Reports toProgram Assistant (Laboratory)
DurationOne Year (with the possibility of renewal)
Location: Ogun State

Opening Date: 26/04/2024

Closing Date:  03/05/2024

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Manager (Laboratory), State Team Lead and the Program Assistant (Laboratory), the GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant will ensure quality and prompt GeneXpert Laboratory service delivery, adhere to Laboratory best practices, sample processing, data collection, collation, and reporting. S/he will also perform administrative and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality service for the purpose of testing all TB samples in close collaboration with facility staff, the National and State TB Programs.


  • Participate in the diagnostics (Smear Microscopy and Xpert MTB/RIF assay)
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance of GeneXpert machine and other laboratory equipment as required in a timely manner.
  • Receive, sort, and register specimens for testing.
  • Give feedback (test result) to requesting facilities using the laboratory tracking template.
  • Follow laboratory, organizational and collaboration policies.
  • Collate and submit AFB smear microscopy, sputum, and stool Xpert MTB/RIF assay reports.
  • Undergo training and competency assessment according to laboratory requirements.
  • Report challenges to IHVN supervising officer where necessary.
  • Making suggestions to improve work methods.
  • Train new employees.
  • Working closely with the other team members for the purposes of prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Performing any other tasks as directed by the supervisor.
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of TB LON 3 project activities.

 Core requirements.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data collection and analysis.
  • Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Ms. Word, excel and power point.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • High impact influencing and persuasive skills
  • Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.

Educational qualification(s) and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science (BMLS) or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with current practicing license from Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
  • Good computer skills (comfortable with using MS Excel)
  • At least one year working experience in TB Laboratory and the use of GeneXpert and TB Microscopy
  • Attention to details.
  • Good attitude, self-motivated and ability to work well individually as well as in a team.
  • One year’s work experience in TB control program.
  • Experience with a non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.

Equal employment opportunity statement

IHVN is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

Mode of Application:

  • Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word format should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Human Resources through this email address:[email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • All Applications must explicitly state the position applied for and location in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • This advert closes 7 days from the date of this publication, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.