Laboratory Advisor at Ministry of Health July, 2019

The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) is charged with the task of providing leadership to the Health Sector Response to HIV/AIDS.

In fulfilling this task, the MoHCDGEC through the National AIDS Control Programme has solicited support and collaboration from different stakeholders. Using the obtained resources, the NACP is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacant positions. The successful candidates will work under contractual agreement for a period of one year with possibility of renew.

In that connection, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacancies:

Posted by Mabumbe

Position: Laboratory Advisor – 2 Positions

Reporting to the Head – Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Services Unit  NACP

Main tasks and responsibilities     

Broad Function:     

To provide advisory role to the day – to – day logistic activities of all j HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Support at NACP.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the MoHCDGEC – Diagnostic unit, NHLQATC , NACP and PMTCT and MSD; develop a lab commodities supply chain monitoring and evaluation system and periodically evaluate the implementation of laboratory supplies management SOPs at all laboratory warehouse/storage facilities and testing sites
  • Provide technical support to MSD (central and zonal warehouses) in reviewing, designing, implementing and monitoring laboratory commodities procurement and distribution to testing sites.
  • Monitor stock levels of Laboratory commodities (reagents, control samples, supplies, forms etc.) to ensure an uninterrupted supply by maintaining buffer stocks, monitoring expiry dates, and quantifying based on consumption and potential expansion of the program.
  • Provide TA to strengthen regular forecasting and supply planning for laboratory Commodities using appropriate tool such as For LAB and PipeLine
  • Support the implementation of laboratory supplies and reagents tracking mechanism throughout the supply chain
  • Play active role in laboratory commodities management supportive supervision activities, in close coordination with the Logistics Management Unit (LMU) and other national stakeholders including MSD.
  • Facilitate training activities at facility level in lab commodities management including the use of stock cards, registers, reporting forms, and other instruments for collecting and analyzing lab commodities management operations.
  • Monitor the preparation, storage, use, quality assurance and disposal of reagents and other lab diagnostic consumables and expiry tracking at all testing sites.
  • Ensure that expired or unusable chemicals and reagents arc separated from active stock and destroyed following appropriate destruction procedures.
  • Prepare and submit monthly activity report.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in lab supply chain assessment as needed.
  • Assist in determining training needs and provide training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head – PLSU and Programme Manager


Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • An advanced degree or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science with at least five years’ experience in managing laboratory supplies
  • Experience in working with laboratory supplies and MOHCDGEC programs is preferred.
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management desirable.
  • Experience in working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGOs preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • Ability to prepare and present information related to health laboratory diagnostics
  • Ability to work on a team to develop strategies and manage implementation of projects
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work.
  • Able to travel for an extended period of time away from the duty station to support technical activities.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Head – PLSU and or Program Manager


Salary: Attractive

Deadline of application:

Candidates who meet the requirements are asked to address their applications including a CV, photocopies of relevant certificates and testimonials to the under-mentioned address not later than 29th July, 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children

P.O.Box 743

Attn: Programme Manager
E-mail: [email protected]

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