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Associate Director, Laboratory Sciences Job in Nairobi Kenya

FHI360 is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded in 1971, FHI360 maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity – improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the following position based in Nairobi, Kenya:

Associate Director, Laboratory Sciences
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Requisition ID: FHI360-ADLS-001

This position will lead FHI360’s growing Laboratory Sciences team in the Africa region, managing assigned staff and projects within the region to ensure project deliverables and sponsor requirements are met.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Identify, pursue, and manage implementation of new Africa regional laboratory sciences projects and awards.
  • Lead development of technical assistance, laboratory strengthening and quality assurance/quality control materials and programs.
  • Oversee planning, conduct, and reporting of assessments, audits, and accreditation-ready inspections of clinical laboratories performing services for FHI360 research and programs.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing continuous improvement initiatives upon request to build laboratory capacity and quality with reference to accepted standards and requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance to laboratories and others as needed and requested as part of overall capacity building and continuous improvement schemes, including conducting training on laboratory quality to FHI360 staff as well as external audiences
Minimum Requirements:
  • BS/BA with 9-11 years relevant experience including 3-5 years of supervisory experience;
  • or MS/MA in public health or related field with 7-9 years relevant experience that includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience;
  • or Ph.D. in biological or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic discipline or specialty.
  • At least seven years related work experience in laboratory quality assurance, quality control or technical assistance or at least ten years in a senior laboratory management position required.
  • Demonstrated ability and aptitude to implement laboratory quality enhancement and strengthening programs against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills including experience in training and mentoring staff.
FHI360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI360’s Career Center at

or apply via email to:

Please specify source in your application and quote the Reference # provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements,to be received not later than September 2, 2011.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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