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Research Coordinator

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.

Position (Designation): 

Research Coordinator

Reports To:

The Chief Of Party
TB-LON 3 Project

Job Location:

Oyo State

Opening Date: 11th /04/2022
Closing Date: 25th /04/2022

 Summary/Overview:

The Research Coordinator will review and comprehend the study protocol. S/he will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in preparation of any modifications to the scientific protocol in accordance with IRB regulations and sponsor’s policies and procedures. S/he will attend investigator meetings as required or requested by the PI. Work with the PI to prepare IRB and any other regulatory submission documents as required by the protocol.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the PI and study team members to manage the day to day activities of the study including problem solving, communication and protocol management.
  • Work closely with the Data Assistant to ensure completeness of data collected from the participating centers.
  • Work closely with other Field or Research Staff to ensure proper research implementation
  • Assists the PI in developing interviews and focus group discussion guides according to the objectives of the study.
  • Coordinate the identification of participants for the interviews and focus group discussions across the different centers.
  • Conducts or facilitates focus group discussion across the participating centers.
  • Ensures timely transcription and analysis of recorded transcripts.
  • Ensures timely completion of Case Report Forms.
  • Maintains study timelines.
  • Maintains inventory of study supplies.
  • Retains all study records in accordance with sponsor requirements.
  • Arranges secure storage of study documents that will be maintained according to study protocol or for the contracted length of time, whichever is longer.
  • Design close out and possible sustainability plans where necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • An academically-oriented individual with interest in Research, Research Education and Research Administration.

Qualifications

  • A Masters’ degree (e.g. MPH or MSc in public health, epidemiology, implementation science, or other grant-relevant field). PHD will be an advantage
  • At least three years of experience in coordinating a research or research training project
  • Experience in the development of general educational and research curricula.

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.
  • The subject of the email should be the job position and full name of the applicant.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advanced to the next stage of the selection process.

Capacity Building on Advanced Epidemiological Data Analysis (2 Consultants needed)

Strengthening Global Health Security in Nigeria (SECURE-NIGERIA)

JOB DESCRIPTION

 POSITION:

Capacity Building on Advanced Epidemiological Data Analysis (2 Consultants needed)

OFFICE/DEPARTMENT:

International Research Center of Excellence (IRCE)

SCHEDULED WORK TIMES:

Flexible

LOCATION                               

 

    Flexible

DURATION

 

    3 Months (26th April – 26th July)

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR/REPORTS TO:  Principal Investigator SECURE-Nigeria & Project Director SECURE-Nigeria

Background

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 vision of the Institute is to be a leader in providing quality health services, capacity building and research in West Africa and beyond.

Project Overview

The Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda in Nigeria (SECURE-NIGERIA) is a United States’ Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) funded project. A component of this project seeks to build capacity for Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) surveillance personnel through a training program on an advanced epidemiological data analysis. The training program will comprise an initial 2 weeks in-person training, follow up virtual sessions, and development of an online self-paced learning modules. The training program is designed to build competencies of selected NCDC personnel in:

  • Knowledge of statistical terminologies and use of Stata to perform statistical analysis
  • Knowledge and use of descriptive epidemiology to analyze disease exposure relationships
  • Practice of statistical analysis of epidemiological studies and sample size calculations
  • Practice of statistical hypothesis testing using Stata
  • Knowledge and practice of linear correlation and regression with Stata
  • Knowledge and practice of follow-up studies in surveillance and survival analysis on Stata

Purpose/Scope of Consultancy

IHVN is seeking a qualified biostatistician and epidemiologist to apply as a consultant to support this training program as follows:

  • Develop a framework for the advanced epidemiological data analysis training program
  • Develop and review audio-visual modules for in-person and online self-paced courses
  • Facilitate in-person training sessions

Minimum Requirements

A Biostatistician with:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the Nigerian public health or education sector
  • Advanced statistical analysis skills
  • Knowledge of survey methodology and the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) framework in Nigeria
  • Proficiency in mathematical modeling of epidemic/outbreak surveillance and response
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the use of statistical analysis package (SPSS, STATA, SAS and/or R) and visualization tools (particularly, MS Excel and Power BI)
  • Proficient in the use of geographical information system (GIS) tool (QGIS and/or ArcGIS) for mapping, visualization and spatial analysis
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills

An Epidemiologist with:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology or Consultant Public Health Physician with expertise in Epidemiology
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the Nigerian public health or education sector
  • Expert knowledge of outbreak investigation, disease surveillance methods and the IDSR framework
  • Proficiency in mathematical modeling of epidemic/outbreak surveillance and response
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one MS word/PDF document explaining suitability for the position to the Deputy Director, Human Resources via email to careers@ihvnigeria.org. Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Opening Date: 8th April, 2022
Closing Date:   22nd April, 2022

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.

HR Officer

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.

Position: HR Officer
Unit: Human Resources Unit
Department: Administration Department

Opening Date: 23/3/2022
Closing Date:   5/4/2022

Responsibilities

  • Managing monthly Staff Communication services/tools and liaising with the different Network providers.
  • Monitor staff physical attendance, punctuality and absenteeism
  • Compiling and updating employee records (hard and soft copies)
  • Calculate retention, turnover and internal mobility rates, Report on key recruiting metrics like time to fill and hiring costs.
  • Assist in designing hiring and training plans, forecast costs by departments and help create budgets
  • Assess results from our employee performance reviews (APER)
  • Identify top reasons why employees leave the Institute and recommend areas of improvement for our HR procedures
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the HR Manager

Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience as an HR Officer or similar role
  • Experience using Human Resources Management Systems
  • Excellent Communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to create detailed spreadsheets, charts and presentations
  • Good research abilities and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with HR operations including hiring, payroll and employee benefits
  • BSc in Human Resources, Business/Public Administration or relevant 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
  • 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.