IQVIA Nigeria Job Vacancy : Animal Health Diagnostic Manager 1

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 TitleAnimal 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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