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  Aug 6, 2021 –   Aug 12, 2021


Works under the National Laboratories Capacity Building Directorate. Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and improving COVID-19 testing laboratories’ specimen management activities at the national level and collaboratively work with different directorates at EPHI and COVID-19 testing laboratories to increase the surge capacity and ensure sustainable and timely SARS-CoV-2 testing services.

Reports to

National Laboratories Capacity Building Directorate, Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI)

Term of employment

One year contract with possibility of extension

Job Description

To liaise with internal and external contacts: Specifically the post holder will:

  • Ensure the COVID-19 specimen management according to national COVID-19 specimen collection manual
  • Ensure the timely and efficient collection of COVID-19 specimens
  • Facilitate in sample login as they arrive and distribution them to laboratories
  • Ensure samples are packed, labeled and handled appropriately
  • Ensure the dispatch and retrieval of samples ambient or frozen (using dry ice) as requested
  • Retrieve samples nationally and coordinate the receipt of these samples in a timely fashion
  • Liaise with the laboratory teams to take immediate and corrective action in the case of incident and file these records appropriately.
  • Communicate any COVID-19 specimen related issues to responsible directorate
  • Maintain all quality and technical records needed for COVID-19 specimen management.
  • Attend various team meetings

Job Requirements

  • MSc in Clinical Laboratory Science/ Microbiology/ Virology/ Hematology/ Immunology, Public Health, or MD.or any related field of health
  • At least 5 years of work experience working in a medical diagnostic/ research laboratory setting and COVID-19 testing
  • Demonstrated expertise in COVID-19 testing activities, with adequate knowledge of clinical specimen coordination/management
  • Ability to objectively analyze situations and make recommendations for decisions
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with people at different levels – partners, donors, community level organizations and other stakeholders
  • Ability to learn new information, procedures and processes in a limited period
  • Good computer skill
  • Excellent communication in English and Amharic- competency in written and oral English

How to Apply

Note:- Interested applicants can register in Online through only  send their CVs and relevant documents at the address given below within 7 days from the first appearance of the announcement

Remarks: Please attach copies of transcripts, academic degree or recommendation letters together with the application.



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