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Laboratory Management Officer


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Eswatini
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Biology and Chemistry
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives



Strengthening Laboratory and Surveillance Systems to Control COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases in Eswatini. Provide technical support to the government in laboratory management for COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases.

Task description

Working under the overall guidance and supervision of the WHO Country Representative / Health Systems Strengthening Team in Eswatini, the UNV will act as the laboratory expert and provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and partner, in that he/she will: • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH) Eswatini on addressing all issues pertaining to laboratory testing; • Support national efforts with stakeholders and laboratory networks; and support implementation of programs, partnerships and activities that support diagnostic systems; • Support development of strategies and plans to strengthen laboratory role in integrated disease surveillance; • Support development of workplans, specimen handling, pathogen isolation and archiving; • Provide support with information sharing among other practices as informed by the relevant WHO guidelines and norms; • Support the implementation of laboratory quality management systems, particularly, BSL2 Laboratories in Pigs Peak Government Hospital and Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital; • Monitor progress made on laboratory testing for COVID-19, including support on mapping of laboratories involved in molecular testing and sequencing for COVID-19 in Eswatini; • Participate in other sub pillar meetings to contribute on laboratory activities for COVID-19 and other epidemics response; • Support updating monthly summary progress report of laboratory activities in Eswatini; • Perform any other duties as assigned

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