A Development worker and seasoned Medical Laboratory professional with over fifteen (15) years knowledge and experience in laboratory service interventions in public and private settings. In-depth understanding of donor funded laboratory programs for Global Fund and USAID/PEPFAR partner organizations in Nigeria. A system thinker with excellent facilitation, supervision and team building skills. A strong believer in sustainable development approaches to addressing present day challenges and an ever-improving student of life. I was part of the team that develop GF country proposal for HIV/AIDS- Laboratory component, Nigeria age of consent for health review committee, and the review committee for operational guideline for HIV self-testing and the Key populations One stop shop operational guideline by Heartland Alliance Int’l, Nigeria.
A quality management system (QMS) Laboratory scientist, with progressive work experience in quality management system implementation. Infection Prevention and Control, Waste management, Infectious disease detection and Anti-Microbial Sensitivity and Resistance activities, Possess significant experience in the use of various laboratory equipment platforms used in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, provides technical assistance and supportive supervision to laboratory personnel on the provision of comprehensive laboratory services. Public health logistician with sufficient experience in the forecasting and quantification of laboratory commodities, inventory management of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB laboratory commodities, co-ordination of laboratory service provision and training of laboratory personnel on implementation of quality laboratory services. Good understanding of WHO-AFRO Strengthening Laboratory Management System toward Accreditation (SLMTA) and its implementation.
Qualifications: Mark holds an Associate/first degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences with sub-specialty in Medical Microbiology, Advance post graduate diploma in Tropical Medicine, Surveillance and Immunization (APGDTMSI) and currently a student in MSc Health Management and MPH both Online studies. Attended several trainings including; 3months Online WHO/UNDP/WORLD BANK/UNICEF Tropical Disease Research (TDR) Training Centre professional Certificate training on Implementation Research of tropical Disease of the poor, 2weeks CDC/ASM/AMLSN Foundation of Laboratory Leadership and Management group 2016, 8 weeks MSH/PEPFAR Health professional Fellowship Cohort D, 2010 and WHO-AFRO Training on Infection Prevention and Control/Integrated disease surveillance and Response 2016.
Professional membership includes; Member, Association of Medical Lab Science of Nigerian(AMLSN), International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID).
Skills: I possess excellent interpersonal skills, good command of English Language, administrative and managerial skills; reporting skills and can work with little or no supervision. I also have very good IT skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power point and use of internet). I have excellent leadership, stakeholders’ management skills and experience in capacity building with excellent facilitation skills. I am also familiar with program demands across all states and regions of Nigeria and culturally sensitive with requisite skills in report writing and presentation skills.