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Vacancy For The Position of a Program Officer, Biotech Engineer

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  Program Officer, Biotech Engineer
Scheduled Work Time Monday – Friday (Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends)
Location MLSCN
Project ACHIEVE
Reports to Head Biotech Unit

Opening Date:           8th October, 2021.
Closing Date:            15th October, 2021.

Position Overview

He or She will serve as the Biotech Engineer across supported laboratories for equipment installation, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory ancillary equipment. Serve as Technical Advisor to National Laboratory Equipment Calibration Centre (NaLECC) to support calibration of equipment; volume, mass, temperature, speed etc.  Mentor NaLECC to achieve ISO 17025 accreditation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carrying out Installation, maintenance, and calibration of ancillary laboratory equipment (microscope, autoclave, incubator, freezer, refrigerator etc.)
  • Liaising with sites for information about equipment status
  • Training of laboratory staff on the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Generating Technical report
  • Submitting  report of all ACHIEVE activity to the Head of Biotech unit
  • Supporting NaLECC technically towards accreditation.

Minimum Requirements:

Essential

  • Must be a graduate BSC, BTech or HND in Electric electronics, Physics electronics or any related field.
  • Must have minimum of 3years experience on laboratory equipment installation, maintenance, and calibration.
  • Must have metrology certification
  • Must be familiar with ISO 17025
  • Must know how to calculate uncertainty based on ISO 17025

 Desirable

  • Proficiency in the use of data analytical software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

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.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the essential requirement for this position

Vacancy For The Position of a Legal Officer

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels. The Legal Officer will provide legal services to the Institute and manage the secretariat of the Institute’s board.

OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Legal Officer
OPENING DATE: September 27, 2021

CLOSING DATE: October 10, 2021
SCHEDULED WORK TIMES: Monday – Friday
REPORTS TO: Director of Administration, Chief Executive Officer

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

  • Candidates should have an LLM, LLB, BL
  • Candidate must have been called to the Nigerian Bar
  • Candidates with international legal exposure may have an added advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Ability to be use initiative (be proactive)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written/verbal, and diplomacy
  • Have good interpersonal, relationship management skills and possess the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer skills

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Legal Officer shall be responsible for:

  • Provide legal advice/opinion on various issues relating to the Institute and its subsidiaries
  • Undertake legal research and legal interpretation of all relevant laws including the Institute’s staff, financial and other internal regulations
  • Prepare agreements and other legal instruments as well as memoranda and correspondences
  • Review all agreements and legal documents, which may create legal obligation for the Institute
  • Oversee the registration and verification of contractors and consultants for the institute
  • Work with external solicitors on cases involving the Institute
  • Update the Institute’s details with relevant regulatory authorities when necessary
  • Handle matters related to the board of directors and secretariat.
  • Handle matters related to the reflection of structural changes of the Institute.
  • Provide Legal guidance/advice on various issues such as corporate regulatory compliance, privacy, anti-trust and competition laws, advertising/promotional matters, corporate governance, fiduciary duty, ethics and strategic transactions within the Department of Administration/Institute, including the preparation of memoranda and correspondences.
  • Provide corporate policy guidance by providing advice on labor relations, employment law and benefits matters.
  • Update the details of the Institute and its subsidiaries at the Corporate Affairs Commission when necessary.
  • Coordinate other legal and related matters with external solicitors as may be needed/directed.
  • Perform such other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time by the CEO, COO and or the Director of Administration.

Method of Application

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the. Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Candidates should indicate appropriate positions and preferred locations in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.

Vacancy For The Position of a Finance 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 Finance Assistant (Global Funds) will assist in management of Accounts payable and receivable functions such as Preparation of payment vouchers, transfer instructions, journal vouchers, Bank Reconciliation statements, and entering financial records in the organization’s accounting software under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Officer, he/she will provide direct support to the Global Fund team and operations on the general management of the Global Funds grant

Position Finance Assistant
Department Global Fund
Immediate  Supervisor Finance Officer
Open to All interested candidates  
Location Asaba, Delta
Term Full Time

OPENING DATE: 23rd Sept 2021
CLOSINGDATE: 8th October 2021

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: 

  • Possession of a B.Sc in Accountancy or Higher National Diploma in Accountancy; professional Accounting qualification will be considered a plus. Minimum of 3 years post qualification hands-on experiecne in an International NGO or Grants operational environment is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Applicants should be Abile to work independently with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer application (Microsoft office etc.)
  • Good working knowledge of Sage 300 ERP.
  • Analytical mind and fluency in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to relate with subordinates, colleagues and superiors.
  • Innovative with sound mind.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining financial records in the organization’s accounting software.
  • Administration of payments (Preparation of payment vouchers, transfer instructions, etc.)
  • Maintenance of cash books.
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Preparation and capturing of monthly journal vouchers for the reports of Sub Recipients and other implementing partners.
  • Custody of cheques books, vouchers/support documents and transfer instructions to bank(s).
  • Proper filling (& custodian) of retirements and support documents of treatment centres & laboratories and other implementing partners on a monthly basis.
  • Remittance of WHT on monthly basis.

Method of Application

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Candidates should indicate appropriate positions and preferred locations in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer

Vacancy For The Position of a Bioinformatician

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, research, capacity building, and care and support services.

Strengthening Global Health Security Agenda in Nigeria (SECURE-Nigeria), a project with funding support from US-CDC, will support systematic implementation of both broad-based and disease specific Infection Prevention Control (IPC) intervention critical to prevent transmission of emerging infectious diseases, including respiratory pathogens such as COVID-19 and tuberculosis.

SECURE-Nigeria will build upon existing IPC activities and capacities to enhance health system preparedness through strengthening IPC interventions and programs by leveraging on PEPFAR supported facilities. This project will enhance health system preparedness for future pandemics by building sustainable, broad-based IPC capacity, using PEPFAR supported facilities as a model organizations.

Position: Bioinformatician

Location: Abuja

Immediate Supervisor/Reports to: Genomics Lead at National Reference Laboratory (NRL) Gaduwa and IHVN Lead of SECURE-NIGERIA sub-genomic component

Scheduled Work Times: Monday – Friday

SUMMARY/OVERVIEW:

The Bioinformatician will responsible for the analysis of Next Generation Sequence (NGS) data from a variety of sequencing platforms using established and novel workflows in support of SARS-COV-2 sequencing and other genomic activities. Please refer to key areas of responsibilities for other responsibilities.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Analyze Next Generation Sequence (NGS) data using established and novel workflows
  • Maintain and develop our databases and documentation
  • Carry out variant identification, annotation and association analysis
  • Create and manage scripts or workflows in R, Python, Perl, Bash and Snakemake
  • Assist researchers with mining and analysis of diverse private and public databases
  • Contribute to scientific presentations and publications
  • Provide bioinformatics and biocomputing training
  • Communicate computational, statistical and biological concepts clearly and effectively to a diverse audience.

REQUIREMENTS:

The candidate will have received a PhD/MSc in bioinformatics, computational or systems biology, physical or computer science or similar breadth of training. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree and 5+ years of directly related experience in a professional research environment working with bioinformatics tools will be considered. The candidate must have strong communication and writing skills in English.

Experience:

The candidate is to have:

  • Two or more years’ experience working with Linux in a High-Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC)
  • Experience with the use of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) applications as well setting up of pipelines/workflows
  • Strong data visualization skills
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. Python, Perl, Java) and one statistical software (e.g. R, SAS)
  • Experience in big data, high-performance computing and application of machine learning techniques is an advantage
  • Solid understanding of basic and advanced statistical approaches will be an advantage
  • Experience in professional software development as part of a collaborative team is an advantage.

Opening Date:  25th August, 2021.
Closing Date:  13th September, 2021.

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 Deputy Chief of Part (DCOP), 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 Deputy Chief of Part (DCOP), TB-LON 3 Project
Department Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Location Lagos
Reports to COP,TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date: 4th August 2021

Closing Date: 18th August 2021

Job Summary:

The DCOP supports the Chief of Party in the effective coordination of the TB-LON 3 Project, providing senior technical and managerial leadership, including the efficient management of project resources, with a view to ensuring the project meets the stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as applies cost effectiveness and value for money in implementation. S/He assumes overall responsibility in the absence of the COP.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire TB-LON 3 activity, to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and achieve rapid and sustained progress towards project goals, objectives and targets.
  • Ensure that project activities are technically sound, appropriate, evidence-based and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the development and timely submission of project reports to USAID.
  • Supports the promotion of synergy between sub-awardee inputs and ensuring that the right partner skills are harnessed in the most efficient way to deliver targeted, effective, high quality implementation.
  • Serve as alternate liaison to USAID, consortium partners, Government agencies, project stakeholders, other national and international stakeholders as well as other counterparts in the public and private sectors on the project.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and USAID operational policies and regulations.
  • Represent IHVN in presenting the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to USAID and other key stakeholders through meetings, conferences.
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, with recommendations for appropriate adjustments in programs and operations, that are subsequently implemented in response to USAID/Nigeria technical and managerial direction;
  • Ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated, learnings are shared and incorporated to continuously improve the project.
  • Any other function that may be assigned by the COP.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Community Health, Management or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in public health implementation, with 10 years demonstrable senior management experience in large scale USAID funded projects, preferably COP (Chief of Party), DCOP (Deputy Chief of Party) or Project Director; or similar management experience for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, with specific understanding of cooperative agreements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including building and managing high-level relationships with donors, government, private sector entities, NGOs, research institutions, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively work with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated 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.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.

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.

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