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Vacancy For The Position of a Strategic Information Coordinator, Public-Private Mix (SI Coordinator, 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: Strategic Information Coordinator, Public-Private Mix (SI Coordinator, 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 SI Coordinator, PPM will provide technical support and oversight for the implementation of TB PPM Strategic Information activities on the TB-LON 3 Project.  S/he will implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data management processes from data collection, collation, reporting and use at different levels across the TB-LON 3 supported States. S/he will ensure the use of standard tools, electronic medical records and data management systems to track indicators required in the program, while supporting data-driven target setting and decision making.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the TB public-private mix strategic information activities across all supported States
  • Providing technical leadership to the State teams on weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting of indicators at LGA, State, National, USAID and all TB-LON3 reporting platforms
  • Performing programmatic review and insight on weekly, quarterly, and annual achievements
  • Providing guidance to State and facility staff on indicators, reporting and data quality issues
  • Ensuring completeness, correctness and consistency of all program reports
  • Ensuring compliance of facilities, LGAs and States to reporting timelines
  • Supporting the development of performance indicators, performance monitoring plans and targets setting as related to the public-private mix intervention;
  • Preparing weekly, monthly and quarterly interactive programmatic review charts for presentation to USAID and other stakeholders when necessary
  • Generating regular gap analysis to show program/ state progress towards achieving set targets in the private sector
  • Supporting monthly supportive supervisory visits to TB-LON 3 supported States
  • Coordinating quarterly data quality assessment at National, State, LGA and facility levels
  • Participating in development of SOPs for Program Monitoring and Reporting
  • Ensuring all electronic data collection and reporting platforms used in TB-LON 3 are functional at all levels
  • Supporting health system strengthening activities for Government at all levels
  • Supporting the private sector team in all program activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Information, TB-LON 3 and the Chief of Party

Minimum Requirements:   

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics, or a related field is required
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field, experience in data collection, processing and use
  • Experience with Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs
  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation of tuberculosis public –private mix activities
  • Experience with the USAID and Global Funds Strategic Information system highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of USAID-funded strategic information system.
  • Knowledge of the reporting framework for tuberculosis including indicator definitions
  • Knowledge of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme Recording and Reporting tools
  • Good understanding of the National Electronic Tuberculosis Information Management System (NETIMS).
  • Understanding of the public-private mix model in tuberculosis management
  • Ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or Business Intelligence tools, making recommendations based on findings
  • Proficiency in the use of Tableau, Power BI, and Think-Cell
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, 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 and Access
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme(NTBLCP)
  • 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 during 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_coor@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 Program Officer Pharmacy, Public-Private Mix (PO Pharmacy, 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.  To achieve these results, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria seeks to engage an experienced pharmacist as stated below:

Position Program Officer Pharmacy, Public-Private Mix (PO Pharmacy, PPM), TB-LON 3 Project
Department:  Prevention, Care and Treatment
Reports to Regional Pharmacist and Technical Director PPM TB-LON 3
Location: Lagos

Opening Date: 3/11/2021
Closing Date: 17/11/2021

Job Summary:

The Program Officer Pharmacy will be responsible for monitoring and reporting the effectiveness and any adverse/side effects of pharmaceutical products, as well as overseeing the logistics of medicines and commodities.  The person will ensure the deployment of a robust logistics management information system to aid availability of medicines and commodities and prompt reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the availability of government supplied TB medicines and commodities in the private sector;
  • Providing technical support to TB PPM Providers for the logistics management of anti-TB commodities in all IHVN-supported States;
  • Monitoring drug distribution to facilities by the third party logistics (3PL) agent;
  • Building the capacity of Intermediary Organization (IO) network officers on Logistics Management Information System (LMIS);
  • Conducting supportive supervision and provide on-the-job mentoring to TB PPM Providers on timely and accurate generation, collation and submission of logistics reports to ensure uninterrupted supply of drugs and commodities;
  • Conducting data verification, validation and logistics data quality assessments (DQAs) using standard checklists;
  • Generating project logistics reports and tracking of project M&E indicators, including stock status, commodities storage condition, logistics activities and warehousing maintenance and other monthly/bi-monthly/quarterly and supportive supervision reports;
  • Enhancing collaboration between public and private TB Stakeholders by coordinating the TB state stakeholders in  logistics mentoring and supportive supervision to the supported facilities;
  • Training and mentor facility Focal Persons on adherence counseling skills/techniques;
  • Building capacity of facility staff to be able to detect, assess, understand, prevent and report Adverse Drug Reactions or any drug related problem, as well as proper documentation and completion of the NAFDAC ‘yellow form’ for any ADR encountered for submission to NAFDAC/ NTBLCP;
  • Developing and maintain a logistics information database for all TB PPM Providers;
  • Attending program review meetings for  giving and receiving feedback during network meetings on a monthly basis;
  • Other duties assigned by the Regional Pharmacist and Technical Director PPM

Minimum Requirements:   

  • A University degree in Pharmacy; a master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in Pharmaceutical care and logistics
  • Proficiency in the use and management of electronic logistics management tools and database
  • Experience in TB program or related health service program implementation in Nigeria, especially in the private sector
  • Experience working in large scale donor-funded projects, particularly USAID is required
  • A good understanding of the National TB Program logistics management information system.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel and Project Management tools.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management, coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong networking and representational skills.
  • 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.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work

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 State Clinical Mentor

The National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). Its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigerian government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for those persons already infected and affected by the virus in the country. In collaboration with the USG, NASCP is implementing a first phase of National Clinical Mentoring in the HIV programme in 19 Nigerian States for improved HIV service delivery.

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, (IHVN) in collaboration with SASCP is seeking to recruit qualified persons in Nasarawa State to fill the following critical positions necessary for programme implementation in the state as indicated below.

Job Title: State Clinical Mentor
Employment Type: Full-Time
Locations: Nasarawa State (9 Positions)

Opening Date: 22nd October 2021
Closing Date:  6th November 2021

Job Summary: The candidate must be domiciled in the state and be conversant with the terrain. S/He is expected to build the capacity of frontline Healthcare workers to provide quality HIV clinical services offered as part of a comprehensive package of care in both public and private facilities as well as in communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide on-site clinical training to health care workers on HIV treatment according to the national guidelines, including adult and pediatric ART and the treatment of tuberculosis and other opportunistic diseases.
  • Provide training through clinical consultation, assisting local health care workers to identify key bottlenecks affecting patients’ access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and helping them with direct patient care as needed
  • Provide continuous medical education (CME), which may include didactic training sessions to health professionals, as needed. All training will be in accordance with the national guidelines.
  • Provide health worker capacity building sessions using various methodologies (including use of project ECHO, low bandwidth video conferencing).
  • Assist as requested with facilitating sessions on the weekly ECHO videoconferencing sessions with health workers from various sites in the states
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the provision of HIV clinical care at the health facility in collaboration with the Ministry of health and other stakeholders. This may include troubleshooting problems with the patient flow, tracking defaulters, or clarifying referral pathways by developing appropriate algorithms
  • Submit a monthly report on training and technical assistance activities, as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening services in the health facility and compliance with the national treatment guidelines
  • Perform other duties related to clinical mentoring as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a degree in Medical Sciences (MBBS or equivalent). Post graduate qualification/Masters level training in Public Health, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Obstetrics will be an advantage.
  • Must be registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience with clinical HIV and AIDS care, including the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience with program planning, assessment, and implementation of HIV clinical care program. Experience in the provision of HIV clinical training
  • Previous experience in HIV-related operational research is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of current trends and normative guidance (national and international) in HIV clinical care and service delivery
  • Experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service delivery
  • Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals in assigned geographical areas within the State

Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds
  • Ability to apply problem-solving skills to ongoing challenge.
  • Strong organizing, planning, and prioritizing skills
  • Sensitivity to different cultural working environments
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, and write reports
  • Capacity to operate both as a team player in large diverse teams as well as individually.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in the computers and software/applications such as presentation software, spreadsheets, and video conferencing.

Mode 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.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This advert closes 14 days from date of this publication and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancy For The Position of a New Tools Data Manager

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.

IHVN is seeking a qualified candidate for this position:
Position: New Tools Data Manager
Department: Strategic Information
Type of Employment: Adhoc Program Assistant
Location: Lagos

Opening Date; 21/10/2021
Closing Date; 28/10/2021

 Overview

  • Providing technical support and oversight for the implementation of Strategic Information activities to meet program targets.
  • Ensuring data quality, adhere to best practices in data collection, collation, reporting and use in different levels.
  • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels, and the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
  • Collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring collection, collation, analysis, reporting and use of data.
  • Ensuring completeness, correctness and consistency of all program reports.
  • Providing guidance to state and facility staff on indicators, reporting and data quality issues.
  • Supporting the routine use of data for decision making at supported states, Local Government Areas (LGAs) and facilities through gap analyses and run charts.
  • Participating in the development and periodic review of program reporting protocols.
  • Ensuring compliance of facilities, LGAs and States to reporting timelines.
  • Participating in development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Program Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Participating in developing matrices in line with indicator requirements
  • Generating all program reports including New Tools reports, routine program reports and USAID quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports.
  • Archiving all reports received from facilities/LGAs.
  • Ensuring reporting tools, standard monitoring and evaluation indicators are utilized for consistency in measurement.
  • Participating in the development of Performance Monitoring Plans and Monitoring &Evaluation
  • Participating in health system strengthening activities.
  • Generating regular gap analysis to show program/ state progress towards achieving set targets.
  • Putting in place proper feedback mechanism for data quality of indicator reports.
  • Participating in periodic data quality assessments at health facilities we support, generating reports and tracking implementation of recommendations from the exercise.
  • Participating in facility assessment and activation activities and providing technical support as required.
  • Strengthening national reporting lines at supported health facilities.
  • Providing technical guidance on program indicators across all thematic units.
  • Overseeing data reporting on Mobile X-ray, Truenat Connectivity Software and TPT Enrollment, Treatment monitoring apps.
  • Supporting use of data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Information.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Experience: 

  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Natural and Social sciences, Statistics, Public Health and Epidemiology. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of two years working experience in relevant field.
  • Experience in data collection, processing and use.
  • Experience working with tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment and/or impact mitigation programs in the Nigerian context is desirable.
  • Experience with the USAID and Global Funds Strategic Information System is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines.
  • United States Government- funded monitoring and evaluation programs.
  • Reporting framework for tuberculosis, including indicator definitions.
  • National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme Recording and Reporting tools.
  • Ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, 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 and Access.
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme.
  • Have a supportive attitude towards 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 during 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 addresscareers@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 Radiographer (Adhoc)

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: Radiographer (Adhoc)
Reports to: State Lead
Location: Oyo (2) Osun(2)

Opening Date: 21/10/2021
Closing Date: 28/10/2021

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 3 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON 3 project is to be implemented by IHVN to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 4 states in Nigeria; Lagos, Osun, Ogun, and Oyo State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows:

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centred TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services.
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms.
  • Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation.

IHVN is working with a consortium of partners. Towards meeting the project set targets, IHVN and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases.

Purpose of the position

The main responsibility of the Radiographer is to perform radiological duties in compliance with international standards using a mobile digital x-ray backpack unit. S/he will also perform selected administrative, and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality radiography for the purposes of screening clients for TB in a mobile environment as part of an Active TB Case Finding (ACF) & Contact Investigation team.

Specific objectives and Duties

  • Conducting screening of clients to identify presumptive TB for digital x-ray examination when applicable.
  • Preparing the client for radiological procedures.
  • Taking measures to protect clients, oneself and other staff from radiation exposure according to best practices and manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Taking quality diagnostic radiographs of clients according to established procedures for patient care and safety.
  • Ensuring maximum of two and half minutes is spent per client for x-ray, while maintaining a repeat rate of two percent or less.
  • Accurately documenting completed radiological procedures, completely and promptly
  • Storing all radiographs in an easily retrievable manner.
  • Ensuring that all equipment are in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Reporting immediately any equipment malfunctions to the State Lead.
  • Maintaining mobile x-ray unit, stocking necessary radiological supplies.
  • Making suggestions to improve work methods.
  • Serving as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
  • Keeping record of the dosimetry readings.
  • Train new employees.
  • Working closely with the other team members for the purposes of prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Performing any other tasks as directed by the State Lead.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Radiography.
  • License of practice by Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN).
  • Good computer skills, including familiar and comfortable with using MS Excel.
  • Attention to details.
  • Flexibility across a range of field and office related tasks
  • Good attitude, self-motivated and ability to work well individually as well as in a team.
  • Two years’ work experience in any radiography field.
  • A license according to the state laws.
  • Experience with a non-governmental organization will be an added 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

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.

  • The subject of the email should be the job position and full name of the applicant.
  • All applications must be received on or before 11:59pm of 28th October, 2021.

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