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EOI: Engagement of Service Provider for Waste Management/Disposal

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization with service and research programs on infectious such as HIV, tuberculosis, and other emerging and re-emerging infections; and non-infectious diseases including non-communicable diseases and cancers. IHVN is engaged in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, training, research, and providing care and support services. IHVN operates through 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.

Expression of Interest TitleEngagement of Service Provider for Waste Management/Disposal
Reports to: Administration Department
Location:IHVN Campus, Abuja
Contract Duration:Contract is for one year but renewable based on the availability of funds and performance

We currently have an opportunity to engage a waste disposal company to manage solid and liquid biomedical wastes being generated from the clinical diagnostics and research laboratories at the IHVN campus.

Required Services

  • Work with the Administrative and Laboratory Departments to evacuate wastes being generated at IHVN’s offices and laboratories which comprise of two seven floors buildings at the IHVN campus
  • Evacuate waste at least once a week from the offices and the laboratories at IHVN campus
  • Provide appropriate waste bins for solid and liquid waste including biomedical waste from the offices and the laboratories at IHVN campus from where the wastes will be picked
  • Evacuating sewage waste at regular intervals
  • Ensure the safe and efficient handling and disposal of all solid and liquid waste

Instructions/Requirements for EOI

  • EOI must include company profile and the profile should (i) demonstrate the capacity to safely dispose biomedical solid and liquid waste including the use of autoclaves, incinerators, and other safe means for toxic waste (ii) must show proof of familiarity with health safety regulations including for the different categories of pathogens including Category A, B and C Priority Pathogens
  • Must include proof of registration with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and have a current registration certificate
  • All EOI must be in ink or type written, submission in pencil will not be accepted
  • EOI must be properly sealed
  • Submission must include copies of tax clearance certificates for the past three years
  • Evidence of at least two similar jobs made in the past for IHVN/other organizations etc
  • Proof of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Proof of DUNS certification
  • The validity period for all proposed rates must be stated as: 90 days from the date of this bid’s expiration

EOI Start Date and Time:  28th March 2022
EOI Deadline Date/ Time:  27th April 2022

The title of the EOI should be written on the “Top Left Hand Corner” of the envelope and addressed/submitted to:

Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management,
Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria(IHVN)

IHVN Campus, 6th Floor,

Plot 62, Emeritus Umaru Shehu Avenue, Cadastral Zone COO,

After BAZE University, Off CITEC Road, Abuja-NIGERIA.Tel: +234 (0) 9 4610342

Health Economics Research Assistant

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 Laboratory Services Department has recently been awarded a Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) service contract to conduct an evaluation of the CIFF HIV self-testing investment in Uganda and Nigeria. The project evaluation team/consortium comprises a total of four research partners, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, LSTM (UK), the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research, CeSHHAR (Zimbabwe), the Infectious Disease Institute, IDI (Uganda) and the Institute of Human Virology, IHVN (Nigeria).

The HIV ST 10X investment aims to accelerate a self-care revolution to de-medicalize HIV testing and prevention within broader sexual & reproductive health. Governments will experience how de-medicalization can relieve pressure on the health system, with knock-on effects for the broader self-care agenda. The specific objectives of the investment are:

  1. Catalyze a 10X growth in the self-testing market from 5M to 50M tests used a year in low- and middle-income countries by 2025.
  2. Link more than 2.7M HIV-positive people to treatment between 2020 and 2025 and millions more to the HIV prevention and sexual health services they need.

To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitably qualified candidate to fill in the position of a Health Economist Research Assistant.

Position (Designation): Health Economics Research Assistant
Department: Laboratory Services
Reports To: Dr. Sam Peters
Contract: Fixed-term 12 months
Job Location: Anambra state

Opening Date: 24/3/2022
Closing Date:   7/4/2022

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collating financial expenditures data from implementing partners to facilitate top-down costing
  • Collection of distribution site-level economic cost and other resource use data;
  • Collection of HIVST distribution and other M&E/outputs data;
  • Conducting facility/site observations & time and motion analysis
  • Conducting cost data entry into spreadsheets and models;
  • Working with team leads to process and analyze cost data;
  • Working with team leads to disseminate costing results including reports and publications;
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensuring all aspects of work are in line with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Maintaining high-quality data collection and documentation standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Experience working in a reproductive health research environment
  • Demonstrated experience collecting economic cost data;
  • Good knowledge of use of Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Excellent organizational skills and good timekeeping;
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary research team environment
  • Knowledge and behaviors that support equality, diversity, and inclusive practice
  • Promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice in all aspects of work undertaken

Qualifications

  • Health Economics, Economics or another Social Science degree (master’s degree an added advantage)
  • Current and valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Ethics is an advantage.

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
  • All Applications 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.

Research Assistant : HIV-ST Evaluation 2022

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 HIV ST Evaluation aims to accelerate self-care revolution to de-medicalize HIV testing and prevention within broader sexual & reproductive health. Governments will experience how de-medicalization can relieve pressure on the health system, with knock-on effects for the broader self-care agenda. The specific objectives are:

  1. Catalyze a 10X growth in the self-testing market from 5M to 50M tests used a year in low- and middle-income countries by 2025.
  2. Link more than 2.7M HIV-positive people to treatment between 2020 and 2025 and millions more to the HIV prevention and sexual health services they need.

To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitable and qualified candidate to fill in the position of a Research Assistant.

Position Designation: Research Assistant : HIV-ST Evaluation 2022
Job Location:Anambra state

Opening Date: 24/3/2022
Closing Date:   7/4/2022

Summary/Overview:

The Research Assistant: HIV-ST-EVALUATION, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section. S/he will be involved in administration of questionnaire, maintaining records of receipt of samples and reagents, sample inventory, and documentation of data collected. The Assistant should strictly adhere to ethical standards in the conduct of this evaluation and other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit to whom she/he will report.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintaining quality control standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Getting a convenient place to conduct interviews and getting permission from all participants
  • Analyzing data using various statistical methods
  • Writing reports to summarize data and the implications of the results
  • Document all activities, results and report to Project Coordinator.
  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the execution of deliverables to meet targets within agreed time lines.
  • Follow methodologies and standard operating procedures in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have participated in a research project within the past three years
  • Computer literacy and experience with data Information Systems.
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience working with Key and Vulnerable Population is a distinct advantage
  • Must be from the South East geopolitical zone OR thorough knowledge of the terrain, and particularly knowledge of Anambra state will be a clear advantage.
  • Must be fluent in Igbo language
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field.

 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
  • All Applications 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.