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Laboratory Specialist

Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Laboratory Specialist –Jordan for the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project – Covid-19 Response activity.  The Lab Specialist will support the laboratory assessment and capacity building components of COVID-19 pandemic preparedness, detection, and response activity in Jordan. This position is short-term and currently expected to be a twelve-month assignment. We are looking for individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations and who strive to improve the lives of people worldwide. This position is based in Jordan. 


Key Roles and Responsibilities

Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical oversight and input to the local subcontractor conducting the laboratory assessment.
  • Design and support implementation of laboratory capacity building activities recommended by the assessment, using international and national guidelines and best practices   
  • Provide technical assistance to integrate new COVID-19 specimen collection or diagnostic options as they become available.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with MOH and other partners.
  • Attend meetings and document all meetings conducted with partners.
  • Contribute to all reports, including quarterly and annual reports as needed.

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degreein biological or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic discipline or specialty
  • Minimum 8 years of experience with working with infectious diseases and/or laboratory systems strengthening
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with ministries, WHO, international NGOs is preferable
  • Demonstrated experience in training and mentoring staff and others
  • Ability and aptitude to perform quality assurance (QA) laboratory audits and assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations
  • Ability and demonstrated aptitude to provide technical assistance for quality improvement (QI) interventions to raise standards and quality of laboratory services
  • Commitment to sustaining quality of the program amidst adapataions from feedback 
  • Fluent in Arabic, professional fluency in English is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications

  • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.  Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.


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