Laboratory Support - Surabaya

The Laboratory Support is responsible for providing technical assistance to the Provincial Health Office, District Health Office, Provincial Referral Laboratory/BBLK and Labkesda (Laboratorium Kesehatan Daerah) to improve TB laboratory services of public and private laboratories, network and quality assurance of laboratories at provincial, district and subdistrict levels. The Implementation of the technical assistance is within the scope of CTB annual work plan for year 5 (APA5) for CTB (West Java, Central Java, East Java, North Sumatera).

Duty Station : Surabaya, East Java

Key Responsibilities include:

  1. Contribute to the development of annual, quarterly and monthly activity plans for CTB under leadership of respective Provincial Coordinator (PCO) CTB and STO Province.
  2. Carry out the activities planned in the quarterly activity plan and monthly activity plan that refer to the annual work plan of respective CTB province for year 5 (APA5) and which have had technical and management approval.
  3. Provide technical assistance for the development of TB Laboratories network in Province as well as for external quality assurance (EQA), in particular for the TB microscopic examination. 
  4. Provide technical assistance in the implementation and optimal use of tes cepat molekuler (TCM) TB (GeneXpert) in respective province and monitor the progress.
  5. Perform external coordination with the Provincial Health Office, District Health Office, Provincial Referral Laboratory, PPM Team in districts, other  partners and health-care facilities targeted in provinces and districts to support the success of activities within her area of responsibilities, in which prior to that, perform internal coordination with STO and PCO CTB.
  6. Perform coordination with STOs for Laboratory in KNCV RO, Provincial Health Office and the Provincial Referral Laboratory for the development of intermediate referral laboratories for EQA microscopy in respective province.
  7. Provide technical assistance outside of province as required and at the request of KNCV RO technical team.

Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • Medical microbiology degree, clinical microbiology/pathology, biology or other relevant degree.
  • Experience in laboratory and diagnostic microbiology.
  • Preferably with good knowledge in TB diagnostic (microscopic examination, culture/Drug Susceptibility Testing and new TB diagnostic tools).
  • Knowledge in laboratory management and biosafety.
  • Expert in operating MS Office.
  • Good communication skills, Fluent in English oral and written.

KNCV offers a flexible and supportive work environment and strongly encourages developing your skills and abilities to further your career opportunities.

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