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Field MITS Officer at Avencion Limited

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 00 USD / Year
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Avencion Limited

Field MITS Officer

Main Purpose of Job: To conduct Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling as guided by the Pathologist(s) for the NHI Chisoni (SUDI) Project.

Key Responsibilities

1. Study Protocol Operationalization and data collection

  • Assisting with SUDI risk factor surveys
  • Ensuring timely collection, collation, and transmission of data.

2. Sample Collection and Management

  • Collaborate with Pathologist to perform MITS (Minimally invasive tissue sampling) on deceased infants and process sample according to SOP
  • Collect venous blood from deceased infant and process sample according to SOP
  • Collect Cerebral Spinal Fluid from Deceased infant and process sample according to SOP

3. Data Management

  • Managing electronic data capture, including entry and upload of data from study tools to REDcap.
  • Ensuring security and confidentiality of all study data both hardcopy and soft copy.

4. Facility-Level Operational Strategies and Quality Improvement

  • Implementing initiatives to improve protocol adherence.
  • Executing set quality assurance/improvement activities
  • Collaborating in strategic planning and reporting meetings.

5.  Procurement, Logistics, and Financial Management

  • Coordinating procurement of office supplies.
  • Efficiently managing project supplies and consumables including stock taking and timely requisitions when necessary.

6. Stakeholder Engagement and Relationship Management

  • Building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Participating in weekly study calls and generating required reports.


  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Minimum Experience

  • Previous experience in grief counseling or related roles preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities
  • Previous experience in death scene investigation, trauma counselling, or a related field is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of safe sleep practices for infants and familiarity with relevant protocols and tools is a plus.

Method of Application

Please follow the link here to apply for the position you qualify for:

Closing date for applications is 11th March 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.