Mérieux Foundation co-organized event

Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (Guinea)

March 2022 - March 2023 - Conakry (Guinea)


The laboratory plays a critical role in disease detection, patient monitoring, prevention and health surveillance. Therefore, Laboratory Managers and those in charge of the Ministry of Health must be able to make evidence-based decisions, be able to manage laboratories to ensure quality services, and demonstrate vision and leadership to incentivize the process of change and continuous improvement.

A consortium created by six major international organizations has emerged to develop the Global Laboratory Leadership Programme (GLLP).

As part of its 2017-22 strategy, the Global Fund wanted to include GLLP and outreach mentoring among its strategies to promote innovative initiatives to improve laboratory services. The GLLP program was chosen in response to the interest shown by the countries consulted. The Mérieux Foundation was selected to lead the project in Mali, Guinea and Chad.


The GLLP Program implemented by the Mérieux Foundation aims to strengthen the leadership and management skills of motivated executives who wish to improve their skills and those of their work structure for better laboratory services and better care of the population.

Who can apply?

Current and emerging laboratory executives, particularly mid- to senior-level laboratory professionals with experience in management, leadership and decision-making related to laboratory services.

Your application will be considered if you meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum number of years of experience: 5 years;
  • Minimum education level required: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Biology or equivalent, Master’s degree, Engineer or other equivalent degree;
  • Your current place of work is related to: a hospital laboratory (minimum required regional reference laboratory), University Hospital or other structure with a large volume of daily biological analyses, a state structure in charge of laboratory services;
  • If your place of work is a public sector structure, you must be a permanent civil servant;
  • Special cases: the public sector will be privileged, but private institutions will also be eligible. Participants working in animal and environmental health will also be eligible (One Health concept).

Candidates from the following structures are encouraged to apply:

  • National Directorate of Laboratories
  • National Public Health Laboratory
  • Regional reference laboratories
  • University Hospital at the national level (especially the mycobacteriology laboratory)
  • The Health Service of the Armed Forces
  • Research laboratories
  • Private laboratory
  • National Environmental Laboratory
  • LCVD


In total, the pedagogical training will be given over 4 weeks, at the following rhythm: two weeks of courses in Conakry followed by one month of return to the workplace and back to Conakry for the two additional weeks of training. The first two weeks of training will begin approximately in March 2022. This period will allow the candidate to plan their individual pilot intervention project in their affiliate facility or in the laboratory network, prior to its implementation which will last approximately 12 months. The GLLP Program will end at the end of 2023 with a final evaluation of the achievements, through the work carried out on the individual project.

Candidates wishing to apply for this training program therefore commit to participating in the training modules and to being proactive on their individual project for the entire duration of the initiative (end of 2023).

Application deadline: February 1, 2022

Download the call for applications (in French)

Download the application form (in French)


Chloé Masetti

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