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GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant – Osun and Lagos State

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 prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute aims to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

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. 

To further drive quality and engender global best practices in HIV and TB care and treatment, IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

collaboration with facility staff, the National and State TB Programs.

PositionGeneXpert Laboratory Consultant
Reports to: Program Officer (Laboratory)
Location:Osun and Lagos State
Type of ContractOne year contract with the possibility of renewal

Opening Date: 10th June 2024

Closing Date: 17th June 2024

Description and objectives

Under the supervision of the Program Manager (Laboratory), State Team Lead and the Program Officer (Laboratory), the GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant will ensure quality and prompt GeneXpert Laboratory service delivery, adhere to Laboratory best practices, sample processing, data collection, collation and reporting. S/he will also perform administrative and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality service for the purpose of testing all TB samples in close collaboration with facility staff, the National and State TB Programs.

Specific objectives and Duties

  • Participate in the diagnostics (Smear Microscopy and Xpert MTB/RIF assay)
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly and annual maintenance of GeneXpert machine and other laboratory equipment as required in a timely manner.
  • Receive, sort and register specimens for testing.
  • Give feedback (test result) to requesting facilities using the laboratory tracking template.
  • Follow laboratory, organizational and collaboration policies.
  • Collate and submit AFB smear microscopy, sputum and stool Xpert MTB/RIF assay reports.
  • Undergo training and competency assessment according to laboratory requirements.
  • Report challenges IHVN supervising officer where necessary.
  • Making suggestions to improve work methods.
  • 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 supervisor.
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of TB LON 3 project activities.

iv. Required competencies.

a. Core requirements

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Data collection and analysis.
  2. Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English Strong verbal and written communication skills
  3. Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Ms. Word, excel and power point.
  4. Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
  5. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  6. High impact influencing and persuasive skills
  7. Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.

b. Educational qualification(s) and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS) or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with current practicing license from Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
  • Good computer skills (comfortable with using MS Excel)
  • At least one year working experience in TB Laboratory and the use of GeneXpert and TB Microscopy
  • Attention to details.
  • Good attitude, self-motivation and ability to work well individually as well as in a team.
  • One year’s work experience in TB control program.
  • Experience with a non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.

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 and location 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.

Senior Program Officer M&E – Kano

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 prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute aims to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

To further drive quality and engender global best practices in HIV and TB care and treatment, IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionSenior Program Officer M&E
Job Type Full Time
Location:Kano

Advert Opening Date: 10th June 2024

Advert Closing Date:  23rd June 2024

Project Overview

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), through funding from The Global Fund (GF), will be implementing the Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant, a combined TB &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs. Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centered prevention and treatment through a Nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing. The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community PMTCT scale-up in all states, PrEP in the four GF-supported states and in other states where PEPFAR IPs will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states. Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and National level support activities.

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the (SPO M&E) will ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels. Promote health system strengthening activities.

Description and objectives:

Under the supervision of the Program Manager SI the SPO will provide strategic leadership in the design, development, and implementation of the M&E framework within the state or region of implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that data collection and reporting flow are strictly adhered to
  • Troubleshoot data flow choke points and resolve the same in a timely manner.
  • Ensure proper management of PMM data
  • Distribution of Data Collection Tools to thematic areas
  • Liaise with different thematic units to resolve data quality issues and take necessary corrective actions
  • Participate in periodic external data quality assessments
  • Ensure strict adherence to M&E SOPs.
  • Supervise the daily activities of Data entry clerks & documentation clerks at site
  • Ensure timely, complete and consistent reports come in from sites
  • Ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement at all supported sites
  • Monitor stock balance of DCTs at sites and ensure availability at all times; submission of DCT utilization reports.
  • Participate in data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting and use.
  • Participate in health system strengthening activities
  • Assist in generating regular gap analysis to show site progress towards achieving set targets.
  • Provide regular on-site supervision and mentoring on monitoring and evaluation processes and tools
  • Participate in periodic data quality assessments at IHVN supported sites
  • Participate in all HMIS processes in the state
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the head of unit, Strategic Information

Required competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present findings to diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills to interpret data and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Ability to analyze trends, identify patterns, and make data-driven recommendations.

Education and Experience:

  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Medicine, Pharmacy, natural and social sciences, statistics and epidemiology. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 5-8 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation roles.
  • Experience in roles with progressively increasing responsibilities, demonstrating a track record of success and growth in the field.
  • Direct experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks for projects or programs, focusing on measurable outcomes and impact.
  • Proven experience in data analysis, interpretation, and reporting. Familiarity with statistical tools and software is often required.
  • Experience in managing or leading a team, providing guidance and mentorship and ensuring the effective coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Understanding of project management principles, with the ability to coordinate M&E activities within project timelines.

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.

Mode of Application:

Please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].

Program Manager SI, HIV Lead, TB lead, Program Management Team, Project Director

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 prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute aims to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), through funding from The Global Fund (GF), will be implementing the Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant, a combined TB &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs. Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centered prevention and treatment through a Nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing. The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community PMTCT scale-up in all states, PrEP in the four GF-supported states and in other states where PEPFAR IPs will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states. Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and National level support activities.

To further drive quality and engender global best practices in HIV and TB care and treatment, IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionProgram Officer HMIS
Job Type Full Time
Operational ContactsProgram Manager SI, HIV Lead, TB lead, Program Management Team, Project Director
Location:Delta and Jos

Advert Opening Date: 10th June 2024

Advert Closing Date:  23rd June 2024

Position Overview

Provide HMIS technical support for all Health Informatics implementation on the project. Implement and ensure data quality and best practices in health information systems at different levels. Ensure the use of standard tools required in the program. Promote health system strengthening activities at all levels. Collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.

Description and objectives:

Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer HI, the (PO HMIS) will implement and ensure data quality and best practices in health information systems at different levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Deploy Health Information Systems at Facility or Community Outreach centers
  • Support already deployed Health Information Systems at the facility/community level. (Training, Technical support, troubleshooting, updating, and issue reporting)
  • Provide supervisory oversight of HMIS interventions at the state (HMIS Deployment, upgrades, technical support, Integrations, backup, and data reporting)
  • Ensure reporting and data exchange with all supported National systems from states (NDR, LIMS, NDARS, DHIS2, etc.)
  • Support all Health Information Systems in use within the TB/HIV program
  • Ensure that HMIS components are up to date and functional (metadata, reporting modules, LIMS – EMR module, CMM module, IIT dashboard, NDR module) are up and running, in use, up to date, and can respond to changing user needs.
  • Ensure that standard processes and protocols are adhered to at the facility level in the deployment/implementation of Health Information Systems (Routine backup, Weekly NDR uploads, Confidentiality and Privacy Protocols, Governance and Accountability Frameworks, Information System Security)
  • Provide technical support to the state teams as required
  • Routine reporting to the SPO – HMIS on the status of HMIS interventions at the facility and community level.
  • Any other responsibility assigned as our HMIS systems evolve to meet changing needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information
  • Travel extensively across the 36 states of Nigeria for program supervision and mentorship

Required competencies:

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools, and guidelines
  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Strong quantitative and 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Access and Excel
  • Good knowledge of programming
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Natural and Social Sciences, Statistics. A master’s degree will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
  • Experience supporting information systems like OpenMRS, DHIS2, Nigeria Medical Record System, ODK Collect, and Lab Information Systems.
  • Experience working with MySQL Community Server, Apache Tomcat, war files, and Java Web Applications.
  • Experience working with XML and JSON data encoding formats
  • Experience in working with Ubuntu OS and Linus environments
  • Experience in data collection, processing, and use.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context is desirable.
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
  • The following certifications will be an added advantage if available: Java Certification (OCPJP, OCPWCD, etc.), Linux Certification, SQL or Database Certifications, Health IT Certification.

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.

Mode of Application:

Please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].

PROGRAM MANAGER (TECHNICAL) ADULT /PEDIATRIC HIV – FCT

The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), through funding from The Global Fund (GF), will be implementing the Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant, a combined TB &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs. Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centered prevention and treatment through a Nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing. The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community PMTCT scale-up in all states, PrEP in the four GF-supported states and in other states where PEPFAR IPs will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states. Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and National level support activities.

To further drive quality and engender global best practices in HIV and TB care and treatment, IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionPROGRAM MANAGER (TECHNICAL) ADULT /PEDIATRIC HIV
Reports to:Program Manager SI 
Employment typeFull time
Location:Central Office/HQ (Abuja)
Operational ContactsTB Lead, Program Management Team, Project Director.

Advert Opening Date: 20th May, 2024

Advert Closing Date: 3rd June, 2024

Position Overview

The Program Manager (Technical) Adult /Pediatric HIV) will ensure high-quality Pediatric/Adolescent and Adult HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services in the program.

Description and objectives:

Under the supervision of the Project Director, GF-GC7 Grant, the PM will collaborate closely with Sub-Recipients, NASCP, and other relevant stakeholders to provide technical oversight of the Sub-Recipients’ day-to-day implementation of all HIV prevention, care, and treatment strategies toward achieving the UNAIDS (95-95-95) targets and providing guidance for program implementation according to the National Treatment Guidelines and policies.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate HIV program implementation across the supported states and facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance to colleagues, HIV sub-recipients, and other stakeholders for effective program implementation across the treatment cascades.
  • Supervise treatment activities while ensuring that evidence-based, high-impact, cost-effective interventions to improve HIV (across the three 95s) services, including but not limited to HIV/TB prevention services, case finding, contact tracing, innovations in treatment (retention and viral suppression), and NCD integration of HIV services.
  • Carry out close coordination, collaboration, advocacy, alignment, and integration to improve services.
  • Provide technical guidance to sub-recipients and healthcare providers to render effective and efficient quality of care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV): adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Provide technical guidance for effective and efficient HIV prevention and treatment services.
  • Ensure that routine mentorship is offered to healthcare providers and volunteers to build their capacity to make effective referrals and linkages.
  • Plan and coordinate activities of state and site staff, Adhoc staff, and volunteers.
  • Data analysis and interpretation for management decision
  • Develop and design HIV strategic plans, narrative reports, and proposals.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders: the Government of Nigeria, the Global Fund, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and other Implementing Partners.
  • Ensure representation at high-level technical meetings.
  • Represent the Project Director and EM in high-level meetings, with the ability to make high-quality presentations in meetings.

Required competencies.

  • Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in computer programming – Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills, and video conferencing are required.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and good inter and intrapersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in program narrative and proposal writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
  • Ability to evaluate data and prepare quality reports, often under pressure and in complex situations.
  • Being goal-oriented with the ability to plan and organize, make decisions, manage time, and practice critical thinking.
  • 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.

 Education and Experience:

  • Master’s level/Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology, with a   medical degree.
  • At least six years of experience working with HIV programs at various levels, planning and managing projects.
  • Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
  • Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English,
  • Fundamental skills in project planning, design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to deliver under pressure without guidance.
  • Ability to meet deadlines according to laid-down rules.
  • Stakeholder management skills and ability to appropriately represent the organization by engaging with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Good experience using Ms. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applicable software related to the position.

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.

Mode of Application:

Please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document with the position applied for and location well captured as the subject of the email to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].

GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant – Ogun State

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.  

IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionGeneXpert Laboratory Consultant
Reports toProgram Assistant (Laboratory)
DurationOne Year (with the possibility of renewal)
Location: Ogun State

Opening Date: 26/04/2024

Closing Date:  03/05/2024

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Program Manager (Laboratory), State Team Lead and the Program Assistant (Laboratory), the GeneXpert Laboratory Consultant will ensure quality and prompt GeneXpert Laboratory service delivery, adhere to Laboratory best practices, sample processing, data collection, collation, and reporting. S/he will also perform administrative and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality service for the purpose of testing all TB samples in close collaboration with facility staff, the National and State TB Programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the diagnostics (Smear Microscopy and Xpert MTB/RIF assay)
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance of GeneXpert machine and other laboratory equipment as required in a timely manner.
  • Receive, sort, and register specimens for testing.
  • Give feedback (test result) to requesting facilities using the laboratory tracking template.
  • Follow laboratory, organizational and collaboration policies.
  • Collate and submit AFB smear microscopy, sputum, and stool Xpert MTB/RIF assay reports.
  • Undergo training and competency assessment according to laboratory requirements.
  • Report challenges to IHVN supervising officer where necessary.
  • Making suggestions to improve work methods.
  • 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 supervisor.
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of TB LON 3 project activities.

 Core requirements.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Data collection and analysis.
  • 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
  • Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.

Educational qualification(s) and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science (BMLS) or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) with current practicing license from Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
  • Good computer skills (comfortable with using MS Excel)
  • At least one year working experience in TB Laboratory and the use of GeneXpert and TB Microscopy
  • Attention to details.
  • Good attitude, self-motivated and ability to work well individually as well as in a team.
  • One year’s work experience in TB control program.
  • Experience with a non-governmental organization will be an added advantage.

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.

Mode of Application:

  • Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word format should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Human Resources through this email address:[email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • All Applications must explicitly state the position applied for and location 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.
  • This advert closes 7 days from the date of this publication, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.