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Representative of IHVN Chief Executive Officer, Pharm. Moses Haggi addresses journalists at the ANHEJ conference.


The Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Dr. Patrick Dakum, has urged the media to be agents of behavior change by communicating accurate and timely information to the public and to decision makers.

Vacancy For The Position of a Administrative Assistant (USAID Nigeria TB LON)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

To support the Institute’s drive to detect and treat tuberculosis in the country, IHVN is looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks for the implementation of the USAID Nigeria TB LON Grant; which includes providing support to program implementation team and other employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing the institute’s general administrative activities.

Job Title:

Administrative Assistant (USAID Nigeria TB LON)

Administrative Supervisor:

State Lead

Technical Supervisor:

Head of Finance and Operations

Job Location:

Osun State

OPENING DATE:  16th November, 2021
CLOSING DATE:   30th November, 2021.

Summary/Overview

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Finance and Operations, S/he will provide administrative and logistical support services to the program implementation team and operations of the general office management of USAID Nigeria TB LON Grant.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience: 

  • Possession of a B.Sc. in Business Administration or any of the Social Sciences or Higher National Diploma in Business Administration. Membership or part certification by any recognized professional bodies will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years post qualification hands-on experience in an International NGO or Grants operational environment is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant
  • Applicants should be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in the use of computer application (Microsoft office etc)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, computers etc
  • Analytical mind and fluency in written and oral communication
  • Ability to work well with others to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating all administrative and secretarial support services for the implementation of USAID Nigeria TB LON
  • Assisting with the effective management of day to day office operations
  • Supporting & coordinating internal and external meetings, trainings, venues, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments particularly during multiple meetings
  • Working with the team for logistical support to staff/visitors including liaising with program management unit on team itineraries, appointments according to schedules developed by department members
  • Assisting in documenting and archiving program documents.
  • Arranging travel logistics for staff, consultants and training participants including hotel reservations and where required, arranging for airport and hotel pick-ups
  • Coordinating staff meetings, setting up conference rooms and meeting rooms, ordering and setting up audio-visual equipment and agendas, take minutes of meetings and writing reports as requested, filing records of all meetings
  • Recording minutes of staff meetings and circulating same amongst the staff and meeting attendees
  • Assisting with the production of presentation materials for staff members
  • Performing office equipment tasks such as making needed arrangement for services via telephone or e-mail, obtaining quotations for required services, arranging for repairs of office equipment
  • Collating and filing quarterly, monthly and weekly reports
  • Collating and harmonizing quarterly and monthly work plans
  • Making travel arrangements as requested by program staff and facilitating retirement of trips made by staff
  • Tracking of USAID Nigeria TB LON work plans and activities
  • Conducting weekly and monthly supervision of office motor vehicles as well as drivers with daily vehicle check list
  • Coordinating, monitoring and supervising security staffs
  • Performing any other duties as assigned

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy For The Position of a Technical Director Public-Private Mix (TD PPM), TB-LON 3 Project

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four Result areas:

  1. Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities. 

Job Title:

Technical Director Public-Private Mix (TD PPM), TB-LON 3 Project

Department:

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Job Location:

Lagos

Reports to:

COP, TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date: 15th November 2021           
Closing Date:   28th November 2021

Job Summary:

The TD PPM, TB-LON 3 will be responsible for private sector service delivery on the TB-LON 3 project, encompassing TB services across the continuum of clinical and community care among various cadres of private sector providers. She/he will lead the implementation and reporting of the private sector component of the project, provide technical expertise in high-impact interventions and their integration into established service delivery systems within facility and community TB PPM Providers, while ensuring the provision of high quality TB care to the beneficiaries and the achievement of both qualitative and quantitative targets.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with other team members to develop TB-LON 3 TB PPM strategic and operational plans, ensure activity implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation of performance;
  • Developing/adapting the technical content of TB PPM service delivery, as well as capacity building tools, guidelines, SOPs and other policy documents;
  • Coordinating TB-LON 3 PPM cascade of care including demand generation, prevention services, case finding interventions, quality diagnostic services, case holding, referrals and linkages;
  • Developing innovative strategies and interventions for improving the impact of TB-LON 3 TB PPM activities and appropriately reflect these in weekly, monthly and annual activity plans;
  • Coordinating with the NTBLCP, STBLCPs,  and other internal and external  stakeholders to determine TB PPM capacity building needs and identify suitable opportunities to deploy appropriate resources to meet these needs;
  • Working in close collaboration with the FMOH, SMOH, NTBLCP, STBLCP, USAID and other stakeholders to provide the technical assistance required to achieve the expected outcomes of TB PPM as a whole, and TB-LON 3 Project targets in particular;
  • Strengthening the existing structure and support mechanism for Intermediary Organizations to implement sustainable mechanisms of service delivery across all TB PPM providers;
  • Analyzing the TB PPM cascade of care on a weekly basis and develop solutions for improving the quality of care and achievement of targets and objectives
  • Ensuring that technical and field staff prepare various internal and external data and programmatic reports as required;
  • Representing IHVN in presenting periodic updates to Federal, State, Local Government and Facility stakeholders, as well as USAID, IHVN and other key stakeholders during meetings, conferences, etc.;
  • Establishing and maintain good working relationship with the Government, Private Sector and other Partner officials at National, State, Local Government, facility and community levels;
  • Any other function that may be assigned by the COP and IHVN Executive Management.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • Advanced degree in Public/Community Health.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in public health service provision and implementation, with at least 3 years demonstrable experience in large scale donor-funded TB PPM projects of similar magnitude in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, with specific understanding of cooperative agreements.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrable leadership skills, including building and managing high-level relationships with donors, government, private sector entities, NGOs, research institutions, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills, with proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.
  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong networking and representational skills;
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision. 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy For The Position of a Health Informatics Officer, Public-Private Mix (HIO, PPM), TB-LON 3 Project

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four Result areas:

  1. Improved access to high-quality, person-centred TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities. 

Job Title: Health Informatics Officer, Public-Private Mix (HIO, PPM), TB-LON 3 Project

Department: Strategic Information                                     

Job Location: Lagos

Reports to: Director of Strategic Information, TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date: 15th November 2021     
Closing Date:   28th November 2021

Job Summary:

The Health Informatics Officer (HIO) will be a highly skilled full-stack software developer with experience in building web applications using Java/PHP who will be responsible for analyzing program requirements and business objectives, determining application features, functionalities, recommending and implementing changes to existing Java/PHP-based applications, among other duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation and management of softwares for patient and program level data management;
  • Providing technical support for the deployment and maintenance of of softwares related to tuberculosis Program;
  • Ensuring all electronic data collection and reporting platforms are functional at all TB LON3 facilities and locations;
  • Testing new releases of softwares and provide feedback to developers;
  • Running updates on all elctronic data collection and reporting platforms when necessary, document and report issues/ challenges identified;
  • Ensuring the National Eletronic Tuberculosis Information Management Systems (NETIMS) are functional across all TB LON3 states and facilities;
  • Making recommendations on new features on elctronic platforms based on ineraction with healthcare team;
  • Reviewing results and address challenges with information systems;
  • Maintaining database performance by troubleshooting problems identified;
  • Supporting the quality control systems and mechanisms needed to guarantee proper management of information and data quality assurance;
  • Assisting with user training and system documentation and developing SOPs as it relates to health information processes;
  • Providing guidance to state and facility staff on health information and data quality issues;
  • Ensuring the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement;
  • Participating in health system strengthening activities;
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Information, TB-LON 3.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • A University Degree in any of the following or related fields: Computer Science, Information systems or engineering required. A master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in technical project management, software and health information development
  • Experience with responsive user interface design, database structures and statistical analyses
  • Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS and React
  • Proficiency with server side languages such as Java, PHP, Python and R programming
  • Working knowledge of Java, JSP, EJB, XML, web services
  • Proficiency with database technology such as MySQL and Postgres SQL
  • Experience in webservers administration such as Apache, Tomcat and IIS
  • Agile methodology experience is also a plus
  • Experience with tuberculosis program or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context is desirable
  • Experience with the USAID SI system highly desirable
  • A good understanding of the National Eletronic Tuberculosis Information Management Systems (NETIMS).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Knowledge of web and application servers and their configuration
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and resolve complex technical issues and identify root cause and recommend solutions to help resolve incidents quickly
  • Ability to multi-task and complete multiple parallel assignments while working in an ever changing environment
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Access and Excel
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS and TB environment of the country
  • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders
  • Knowledge of key National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) program indicators.
  • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers_tblonsi_hio@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy For The Position of a SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST, MONITORING AND EVALUATION (TB-LON PROJECT)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four result areas:

  1. Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation

The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health (SFH) as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities. 

Job Title: SENIOR PROGRAM SPECIALIST, MONITORING AND EVALUATION (TB-LON PROJECT)

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION:   Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Lagos State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program

REPORTS TO:         Chief of Party, TB-LON; Director, Strategic Information-IHVN

LOCATION:             TB-LON Office, Lagos

Opening Date: 15th November 2021  
Closing Date:   28th November 2021                                               

POSITION OVERVIEW/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be embedded in the Lagos State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (LSTBLCP). S/He will be expected to redesign, and strengthen the M&E and data management system within the program to align with National systems in line with global best practice. The individual will with relevant stakeholders develop and/or review documents that speaks to the M&E components of policies and guidelines of the state and National TB control strategic vision and mission. Equally important is his or her ability to implement best practices in data collection, management, and reporting at different levels to achieve optimum data quality.

Other expectations include:

  1. Possession of excellent knowledge and understanding of the NTBLCP M&E templates and framework.
  2. Ability to mentor and impact knowledge to others 
  3. Ability to use data for programmatic interventions and drive implementation processes for public health actions/decisions.
  4. Previous experience working with Ministry of Health staff and good understanding of local context, especially Lagos State, will be an added advantage.
  5. High emotional quotient, patience with a good sense of humour.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: 

  • A University degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Biostatistics, Natural sciences or related fields. An additional master’s degree in Public Health or Epidemiology is a requirement for this position.
  • Five years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health, Nutrition and population programs.
  • Ability to interact with and analyze large volume of data and develop abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review
  • Experience with TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs.
  • Experience with the USAID, PEPFAR or Global Funds Strategic Information system highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines.
  • Data management and analysis skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, with verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications especially Excel.
  • Proficiency in the use of data visualization tools like Tableau, Power BI, and Think-Cell. 
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment of the country.
  • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
  • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers_tblonsi_smes@ihvnigeria.org

Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.