Program Manager Laboratory System, Lusaka, Zambia

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) wants to provide high quality technical assistance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the national provision of quality diagnostic services.

The Program Manager will be part of a CHAI team in Zambia and will report to the Senior Program Manager for HIV/AIDS. The Program Manager will work in close partnership with CHAI’s Global Laboratory Systems Program, Access and Pediatric Programs and with the Zambian Ministry of Health and will interact on a regular basis with donors, NGOs, academic institutions and civil society.


  • Work to ensure access to diagnostic services to all clients in need through evidence based interventions.
  • Work with and liaise with Zambia’s MOH Laboratory unit.
  • With a clear understanding of the national laboratory landscape, assist Zambia’s MOH in the programmatic design of new initiatives.
  • Ensure that quality improvement programs are established and maintained in order to assure the quality of HIV/AIDS laboratory services.
  • Conduct evidence data-based analyses leading to the identification of top laboratory system strengthening priorities.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and introduction of new diagnostic technologies such as point of care (POC) diagnostics to improve access to HIV laboratory services and treatment
  • Undertake core budgeting and performance target setting activities that will work to optimize service delivery designs.
  • Develop data management tools to help MOH track key performance indicators and take operational decisions based on strong programmatic evidence
  • Address key shortfalls in pediatric and adult diagnostic services.
  • Monitor the utilization patterns of pediatric and adult laboratory services and advise both MOH and CHAI of developing trends.
  • Provide mentorship to laboratory staff on pediatric and adult laboratory diagnostic services.
  • Assist the realization of the National Laboratory Strategic Plan goals.
  • Maintain an up to date overview of Zambia’s Laboratory Program to share with donors, management and staff.
  • Provide support to other CHAI programs to ensure that the objectives and deliverables of the CHAI Zambia Access and Pediatric Programs are met.
  • Meet all internal reporting requirements.


  • University degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years practicing experience in a health institution
  • Licensed to practice in Biomedical Technology by a recognized licensing institution
  • Experience working in an HIV/AIDS environment
  • Experience in donor funding mechanisms
  • Demonstrated analytical and innovative abilities
  • Self-motivated and availability to work under the pressure
  • Flexible and willing to travel as required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A good knowledge of Word, Outlook, Internet access programs and Excel is required.
  • Experience working with African governments and global health institutions will be a strong advantage
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $50,000 – $60,000

Level of Education: Masters Degree

Years of Experience: 5-8+

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