THE Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) is a wholly State-owned parastatal. Operations are overseen and managed and controlled by the seven members of the Board of Directors appointed in accordance with the Namibia Institute of Pathology Act (Act No. 15 of 1999). With a few exemptions, NIP is governed by the Companies Act (Act No. 61 of 1973) like any Namibian company. Operational management is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, supported by six senior managers.
The Board – seven non-executive Board members nominated by the Minister of Health and Social Services and appointed by Cabinet that meet face-to-face at least four times per year, and at other times via round-robin communication to set policy, assist in implementing initiatives, review progress, and provide broad direction for the overall activities of NIP.
Staff – over 450 employees, headed by a full-time Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the day-to-day operations.
Business Units – Made up of 5 business units serving as the administrative arm of NIP. Business Units headed by Chiefs, which together with the CEO comprise the Executive arm of NIP.
Laboratories – over 40 laboratories, organised into regions, each supervised by an Area Manager. The bigger laboratories and/or departments are under the supervision of a Chief Medical Technologist, while smaller laboratories are headed by Technologists or Technicians-in-charge (TIC).
NIP shall continuously adopt an organizational structure that is responsive to change and in tandem with its corporate strategy. The performance of NIP will invariably be influenced by the degree of congruence that subsists between its strategy and structure.
An improved organizational structure will allow NIP to easily embrace change and adjust to new technological advances, business processes and customer demands.
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