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.
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.
ii: Description and objectives
Under the supervision of the Director Technical Programs, the Program Manager Childhood and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PM, CTB/DRTB) for the USAID TB-LON 3 project will be responsible for the technical content of CTB/DRTB service delivery across the continuum of clinical and community care, from case finding to cure. She/He will provide technical expertise in high-impact CTB/DRTB interventions and their integration into established service delivery systems within public and private sector health service providers. She/He will lead the day-to-day implementation of CTB/DRTB activities for the Project, design and guide interventions, develop key technical partnerships, oversee and conduct technical trainings, represent the project in technical meetings and ensure documentation and dissemination of CTB/DRTB best practices from the Project
|Position||Program Manager Childhood and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (PM CTB/DRTB)|
|Reports to:||The Chief of Party TB-LON 3 Project|
Opening Date: 26/01/2023
Closing Date: 9/02/2023
- Develop/adapt the technical content of CTB/DRTB service delivery, encompassing the continuum of clinical and community TB care as well as capacity building tools, guidelines, SOPs and other policy documents.
- Provide technical support, including capacity building to State TB Program Staff and existing Project staff in improving MDR/XDR-TB case detection and management
- Coordinate and monitor the progress of programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB including but not limited to active case finding, contact management, TB/HIV, TB infection control, patient support, TB logistics management, treatment response monitoring and monthly program reviews through MDR-TB Concilium of expert review.
- Support the expert DR-TB committees and TB technical strategic working group meetings to address policy, technical and programmatic gaps in MDR-TB diagnosis, treatment and infection control.
- Coordinate the cascade of care for CTB/DRTB, including Prevention services, Case finding interventions, Quality Diagnostic services and Case holding, Referrals and Linkage support services.
- Develop innovative strategies and activities for improving the impact of TB-LON 3 CTB/DRTB activities.
- Coordinate with the NTBLCP, STBLCPs and other stakeholders to determine all capacity building needs for CTB/DRTB and identify suitable opportunities to deploy appropriate resources to meet these needs.
- Work in close collaboration with the FMOH, SMOH, NTBLCP, STBLCP, USAID and other stakeholders on the identification of technical assistance required to achieve the expected outcomes for CTB/DRTB for the TB-LON 3 Project as a whole and for specific State targets as well.
- Provide mentoring and supervision to the CTB/DRTB activities of the TB-LON 3 State Teams.
- Prepare, update, analyze and interpret the CTB/DRTB care cascade and performance data on a daily, weekly, monthly basis, and as required; troubleshoot solutions for improving the quality of care and achievement of project targets and objectives for CTB/DRTB.
- Keep the Project Leadership informed of progress, constraints, and other issues on regular basis, and assist with the identification of appropriate responses
- Coordinate development of training curricula, standards operating procedures (SOPs) and oversee trainings on CTB/DRTB
- Represent IHVN in presenting periodic reports to USAID and other key stakeholders through meetings, conferences, etc.
- Produce weekly and monthly project updates and reports, as well as monthly activity plans for CTB/DRTB.
- Champion and facilitate the course of achievement of program targets at the TB-LON 3 country office.
- Any other function that may be assigned by the COP and IHVN Executive Management
iv. Required competencies.
a. Core requirements
- Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Ms. Word, excel and power point.
- Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
- High impact influencing and persuasive skills, and able to represent the organization to donors and other stakeholders
- Fundamental skills in project planning, implementation, and monitoring
- Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
- Demonstrate knowledge of CTB/DRTB guidelines and policies.
b. Education and experience
- Academic training: Should possess an M.B.B.S with an MPH degree or other relevant Public Health disciplines related qualifications
- At least 7 years’ experience working with TB programs at various levels.
- At least 5 years’ experience implementing CTB/DRTB activities.
v. Equal employment opportunity statement
IHVN is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.
vi. 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 Assistant Director, Human Resources through this email address: [email protected]
- 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.