Team Leader- Expert in Medical Laboratory Science

Posted on:
12 May, 2022
Application by:
26 May, 2022
Project status:
Project title:
Improving laboratory capacities in the health sector for quality assured diagnostics in Cambodia
Period of project:
Duration of assignment:
23 months
Duty station:
Phnom Penh
Job code:

Project description

  • Aim of the project  is to improve the capabilities of the laboratories supported to perform quality assured diagnostics.
  • The capacity-development strategy is on the one hand geared to the development of national requirements for the human health laboratory system (strategies and guidelines, digitalization of the laboratory information system CamLIS -Cambodian Laboratory Information System).
  • On the other hand, it comprises capacity-building measures (training courses, mentoring, development of SOPs) for 12 selected laboratories with a focus on national laboratory quality standards (aligned with ISO 15189 standard) and for seven  laboratories with a focus on COVID-19 PCR testing.
  • To improve the ability of the system for self-guided learning, the project will support the development and institutionalization of an evidence-based, multi-level learning approach in the laboratory system (collaborative learning, on-site learning, peer review, online training). 

Job description

  • Overall responsibility for the service packages of the contractor (quality and deadlines)
  • Ensuring the coherence and complementarity of the contractor’s services with other services delivered by the project at local and national level;
  • Contractor staff management in particular identifying the need for short-term assignments within the available budget, planning and managing the assignments and supporting local and international experts;
  • Responsibility for checking the use of funds and financial planning in consultation with the officer responsible for the commission at GIZ ;
  • Supporting the GIZ officer responsible for the commission in updating and/or adapting the project strategy, in evaluations and in preparing a follow-on phase;
  • Facilitate discussions with MoH, DHS, BMLS, NIPH and other relevant departments, institutions, organizations, vendors, etc.;
  • Maintaining contact with other in-country partners and ensure that there is no duplication of activities;
  • Coordinating and ensuring regular communication with GIZ, partners and others involved in the project;
  • Ensuring that project monitoring procedures are carried out effectively;
  • Regular reporting in accordance with deadlines.


  • University degree (Master’s/PhD) in Medical Laboratory Science or other relevant education,
  • 12 years of professional experience in Medical Laboratory Science,
  • 5 years of work experience in Asia and in Development Projects
  • Specific professional experience : 8 years of professional experience in Laboratory Quality Management systems implementation including experience working with international quality standard ISO 15189: 2012
  •  7 years of management/leadership experience as project team leader and as a laboratory manager

Contact person

  Alvean Fentener

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