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IQVIA Nigeria Job Vacancy Animal Health Diagnostic Manager

IQVIA, formerly Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., is an American multinational company serving the combined industries of health information technologies and clinical research. It is a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, focused primarily on Phase I-IV clinical trials and associated laboratory and analytical services, including consulting services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Animal Health Diagnostic Manager   

Job Description

  • IQVIA is looking for a Animal Diagnostic Manager to be part of our ALPHA Programme in Lagos, Nigeria.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Managing veterinary diagnostic services delivered in Uganda/ Nigeria/ Ethiopia to meet in-country animal health and business needs, through the following activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Development of a sustainable diagnostic infrastructure to improve the correct diagnosis of livestock production diseases affecting farmers in Uganda/ Nigeria/ Ethiopia
  • Managing daily operations throughout the laboratory to ensure highest quality analytical results in a safe and organized work environment
  • Developing, maintaining and modifying short and long-term planning and services for the lab
  • Supervise by planning, assigning, and approving work; rewarding/disciplining; responding to grievances; hiring/firing (or effectively recommending); preparing and signing performance evaluations/reviews of employees
  • Researching, developing and performing laboratory procedures and analyses; interpreting and applying results
  • Provision of training modules to internal and external teams on veterinary diagnostics through Train-the-trainer approach
  • Ensuring compliance with IQVIA laboratory practice policy, local laboratory regulations, and accreditation requirements, including maintaining and updating records and systems for safety and quality standards, protocols and best practices
  • Providing information, education and communication of related test results and analyses to veterinary practitioners and clients
  • Participate in team and/or BenAfME activities, as appropriate
  • Other specific duties and responsibilities as detailed in annual Objectives, or agreed with Line Manager

Collaborates and interacts within the Unit, and externally to:

  • Exchange routine, factual information and/or answer routine questions
  • Exchange detailed information or resolve varied Challenges
  • Access and/or work with sensitive and/or confidential information
  • Identify needs/concerns of others, determine potential solutions, resolve or redirect appropriately
  • Persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or collaborate on significant projects
  • Resolve conflict, negotiate or collaborate on major projects
  • Handle sensitive issues and facilitate collaboration at the highest level
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance workflow and work quality.

As part of IQVIA’ business expansion activities in Sub-Saharan Africa, alongside grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation , development and implementation of the A.L.P.H.A. initiative in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia is underway with the following objectives:

  • Investment in sustainable collaborative business and supply networks that will lead to a thriving animal health and related business community
  • Improved availability of IQVIA’ veterinary medicines through importation permits and product registration in selected countries to extend the number of disease interventions available to treat livestock diseases
  • Adaption of IQVIA product packaging and manufacturing to ensure the requirements of smallholder farmers are met for smaller product volumes packaged in the most cost-efficient manner
  • Local distribution network improvement to go the ‘last mile’ to reach the small holder community
  • Improved livestock health and productivity through the reduction of animal diseases
  • Development of a sustainable diagnostic infrastructure to improve the correct diagnosis of livestock production diseases affecting farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Provision of a full consultancy service to complement diagnostic results and recommend appropriate medicine use and biosecurity measures to maximize the effectiveness of control measures
  • Supporting local veterinarians and relevant veterinary authorities in implementing livestock vaccination programs by supplying relevant high-quality vaccines and technical bulletins and services
  • Delivery of outreach clinics to improve medicalization of remote farming communities and to deliver relevant education to help increase profitability of small-holders and overall livestock farming.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or related field
  • Postgraduate education including either a Master’s degree and/or a PhD in a related business or scientific discipline
  • A DVM (Preferable)


  • Over 3 years’ management experience in a diagnostic laboratory, medical laboratory or research laboratory working in bacteriology, histopathology, immunology, medical technology, molecular diagnostics, necropsy, parasitology, pathology, and/or virology
  • Previous technical diagnostic experience in a veterinary or medical environment
  • Lead or supervisory experience in a laboratory setting

Technical Abilities:

  • Excellent leadership skills to manage cohesive, high-output teams
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English)
  • Excellent organisational skills with diligent record-keeping
  • Ability to multi-task and to work to demanding timelines, whilst remaining focused on strategic goals
  • Demonstrated competence in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to negotiate to obtain necessary resources and technical support to address project/product needs


  • Able to be based full-time in Lagos with some regional travel
  • Able to travel to business meetings in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the US.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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