Will be dependent upon education, skills and level of experience.
The Project Coordinator will support the laboratory systems strengthening work of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) in meeting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) goals. APHL, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), collaborates with the CDC Vietnam Office to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) laboratory initiatives.
The candidate will possess an advanced degree as well as obtain extensive laboratory and public health experience in Vietnam. The candidate will lead, coordinate, facilitate and implement the day-to-day activities to strengthen laboratory systems, on behalf of APHL in collaboration with CDC Vietnam. APHL activities will provide support to strengthen biosafety/biosecurity, enhance laboratory information systems for critical laboratory management, strengthen laboratory quality management systems, conduct a seroprevalence study, and improve public health laboratory testing capacity in Vietnam. The candidate will serve as a full-time contracted employee to APHL through September 29, 2022, with annual renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of funds. APHL Headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Maryland and this is a field position located in Hanoi.
APHL (www.APHL.org) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the United States and globally.
APHL is seeking a Project Coordinator with a background in laboratory sciences such as microbiology and/or virology, and public health to support Vietnam’s public health laboratory system. The scope of work will primarily focus on supporting PEPFAR and GHSA activities, with an emphasis on strengthening the public health laboratory system. The scope may include coordination with private laboratories and other health facilities that may be engaged in diagnostic testing. This individual will liaise with CDC Vietnam, MOH, laboratory directors and other collaborating partners in Vietnam and implement agreed upon strategies to enhance the public health laboratory system and improve overall surveillance systems. The individual will have a strong understanding of the laboratory systems in Vietnam with relevant experience. The candidate will demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills.
The duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. APHL reserves the right to amend or change this position description to meet the needs of its programs.