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Vacancies at Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) Sept., 2015

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions of:

Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Strategic Information

Locations: Ogun, FCT, Delta, Kano, Nasarawa, Lagos
Open to: All Interested Candidates (Internal and External)
Immediate Supervisor: Senior Program Officer, Strategic Information

Job Descriptions

  • The State Program Officer, Strategic Information (SI)will be
    involved in the implementation of Strategic Information activities in
    the state.
  • S/He will provide technical support and coordination for the
    implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization
    to ensure program targets are met.
  • S/He will also implement and ensure data quality and best
    practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at
    different levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators
    required in the program.
  • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels
    and collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct
    monitoring and evaluation activities and liaising closely with other
    technical staff in the state/regional office in implementing IHVN
    programs are also his/her responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance to state/ regional and site staff on monitoring and evaluation processes and reporting requirements
  • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis,
    reporting to use and ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring
    and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement
  • Coordinate monthly indicator report generation while ensuring
    reports are verified by quality assurance procedures and ensure quality,
    timely progress reports generated for IHVN HQ, donors and other
    stakeholders
  • Support the development/maintenance of tools/databases to assist with data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Generate regular narrative reports on routine SI activities and
    SI system strengthening (reports may be quarterly, semi-annual and
    annual progress reports; for both internal and external stakeholders).
  • Responsible for providing state/ site gap analysis, SI system
    strengthening progress reports to the central SI team and the state team
    during program review meetings
  • Oversee target distribution to supported sites within the state
    and ensure compliance of sites / regions to implementation strategies,
    reporting timelines and reporting lines
  • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of Electronic
    Medical Records and/or other information systems and data collection and
    management tools at supported sites
  • Oversee the submission of data exports from Electronic Medical
    Records at sites to the next level and ensuring the maintenance of a
    facility based high quality database
  • Coordinate the management and distribution of Data Collection
    Tools (DCTs) and the monthly tools utilization report and stock request
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets to support SI-related activities
  • Facilitate state Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) meetings
    and participation in the state M&E monthly and Technical Working
    Group meetings and other meetings at the state level which require SI
    participation
  • Active participation in periodic data quality assessments (DQA),
    Joint National Data Quality Assessment and data validation exercise at
    the facility and state level
  • Active participation in State Quality Improvement Teams (QIT)
    and active representation during the Site Improvement through Monitoring
    Systems (SIMS) visits
  • Maintain databases of all site and state reports (data and narrative)
  • Participate in health system strengthening activities which
    include but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state
    levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management
  • Participate in sites assessment and activation activities and provide technical support as required
  • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation
    and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy
    advocacy; Routine generation of site level gap analysis for program
    improvement
  • Conduct SI-related activities for all IHVN programs including
    research, evaluation, and review of routinely collected data to monitor
    and evaluate programs and improve performance
  • Support short and long-term objectives toward strengthening
    information systems at the state level and development of proposals to
    accomplish these goals
  • Coordinate data collection, management, and analysis from
    research initiatives and public health evaluations, as needed, in
    conjunction with research teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information.

Education/Experience

  • A University Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics and
    Epidemiology. An MPH or additional Master”s degree will be an added
    advantage. Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs or related
    health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West
    African context.
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret
    data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to
    technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, STATA
  • Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements
  • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country
  • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team
    approach to program implementation and able to manage several major
    activities simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels
  • Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends
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Job Title: Graduate State Program Assistant, Strategic Information

Locations: Benue, Katsina, Delta, Nasarawa, FCT and Kano
Open to: All Interested Candidates (Internal and External)
Immediate Supervisor: Program Officer, Program Monitoring

Job Descriptions

  • The State Program Assistant, Strategic Information will be
    involved in the implementation of Strategic Information activities in
    the state.
  • S/He will support the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met.
  • S/He will implement and ensure data quality and best practices
    in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different
    levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in
    the program.
  • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels
    and collaborating with Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct
    monitoring and evaluation activities will also be done by the State
    Program Assistant, Strategic Information.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collate site level indicator reports and ensure completeness, correctness and consistency of data reported
  • Ensure compliance of sites / regions to reporting timelines and reporting lines
  • Ensure all reports received from sites and CBOs/NGOs within the
    state are put on the network shared drive or archived at the state
    office
  • Ensure the availability and utilization of standardized
    monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in
    measurement
  • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting and use.
  • Monitor stock level of DCTs, make requisition for tools and distribute as required
  • Participate in site monitoring, supervision and mentoring
  • Attend meetings requiring SI representation as required
  • Participate in health system strengthening activities
  • Participate in Data Quality Assessments, Joint Data Quality Assessments and Data Validation exercises at the state level
  • Assist in generating regular gap analysis to show regional/state/site progress towards achieving set targets
  • Participate in periodic data quality assessments at IHVN supported sites and generate reports
  • Routine data extraction as required
  • Regular update of indicator reports tracker
  • Maintain site information data and site list for the state
  • Participate in the maintenance and support of Electronic Medical Records system implemented at site
  • Responsible for reviewing the monthly data export from the EMR for data quality issues and completeness
  • Responsible for ensuring monthly data export from EMR at site level for onward submission to the next level
  • S/he will also support improved availability and use of
    monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning,
    evaluation, and policy advocacy
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional/State SI Officer.

Education/Experience

  • A University Degree in any of the following or related fields:
    Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural sciences, Statistics and Epidemiology.
    Minimum of 1 year working experience in relevant field
  • Experience in data collection, processing and use
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria 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 highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment of the country
  • 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 weekends.

Job Title: Senior Program Officer, Strategic Information

Locations: Abuja
Open to: All Interested Candidates (Internal and External)
Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director, SI

Job Descriptions

  • The Senior Program Officer is responsible for overseeing Program
    Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting activities within his/her purview.
  • The Senior Program Officer will also have immediate oversight over all SI staff within the unit.
  • S/He will provide technical support and coordination for the
    implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization
    to ensure program targets are met, implement and ensure data quality and
    best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting
    at different levels.
  • Ensuring the use of standard tools and indicators required in
    the program and promoting health system strengthening activities at all
    levels also falls within his/her responsibilities.
  • S/he will also collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • The Senior Program Officer, SI will liaise closely with other
    technical staff in the central/state/regional offices in implementing
    IHVN programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight to regional and site staff on Global Funds program indicators, reporting and data quality issues.
  • Oversee the development and periodic review of program reporting protocol and target distribution to IHVN supported sites.
  • Develop indicator matrices in line with indicator requirements.
  • Oversee the development of Standard Operating Procedures for Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.
  • Provide supervision of Electronic Medical Records implementation and report generation in supported facilities.
  • Active participation and supervision of Quality Improvement activities.
  • Review monthly program indicator and narrative reports and
    oversee the generation of program reports to IHVN management and funders
    (Global Fund)
  • Oversee the generation of Global Funds Semester/ Progress Update/ Disbursement Request (PUDR reports).
  • Ensure the preparation of adhoc reports as required and requested.
  • Ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement.
  • Provide trainings and guidance on program indicators and Data Collection Tools at sites
  • Participate in the development of Performance Implementation
    Plans, Monitoring &Evaluation operational plans, performance
    framework and Strategic Information (SI) workplan and budget.
  • Participate in grant writing activities and responding to the SI requirements.
  • Oversee the generation of regular gap analysis to show program/ regional progress towards achieving set targets.
  • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation
    and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy
    advocacy.
  • Represent the organization at Principal Recipient /Sub-Recipeint
    meetings, Global Fund meetings, Zonal Review meetings, Technical
    Working Groups and other program monitoring and reporting related
    meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information
  • Participate in periodic On-site Data Verification (OSDV)
    activities, Data QualityAssessments, Local Funding Agency (LFA) reviews
    when required.
  • Participate in sites assessment and activation activities and provide technical support as required.
  • Participate in health system strengthening activities which
    include, but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state
    levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management.
  • Provide strategic technical assistance to the government
    agencies and wider State response on theories, strategies and approaches
    for monitoring and evaluation at the national and sub-national level.
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Education/Experience

  • A University Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics,
    Epidemiology and Computer Science. An MPH or additional master’s degree
    will be an added advantage. Minimum of 5 years working experience in
    relevant field.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs or related
    health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West
    African context.
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements.
  • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country.
  • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.
  • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret
    data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to
    technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS or STATA
  • Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance.
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team
    approach to program implementation and be able to manage several major
    activities simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels.
  • Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends

Job Title: Regional GF Program Medical Officers (Adult ART)

Locations: Delta, FCT, Nassarawa, Benue, Ogun, Katsina, Lagos
Open to: All Interested Candidates (Internal and External)

Job Descriptions

  • Central Office and Regional GF Program Medical Officers (Adult
    ART) will provide support in the implementation of the Institute’s HIV
    prevention, treatment and care program across the country.

Requirements

  • MBBS, BMChM, or MD
  • At least 3 to 5 years of post-NYSC.
  • Experience in Adult HIV/AIDS Care, TB Care, and Malaria program
  • Experience working with State government HIV/AIDS control programs and other stakeholders
  • Excellent Computer skills: Word, excel, powerpoint, etc
  • Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child Health,
    HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, Global funds operations, and health systems
    strengthening in Nigeria
  • Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

Responsibilities

  • Support program implementation by providing onsite needs
    assessments, mentoring, preceptorship, monitoring and evaluation of
    healthcare programs.
  • Participate in quality improvement and data analysis.
  • Participate in program clinical/educational activities.
  • Work with site staff, site focal persons and IHVN staff to
    effectively address operational challenges (including lab equipment
    breakdowns, pharmacy stock-outs, staffing shortages, training needs,
    commodity supply).
  • Facilitate communication, collaboration, task-sharing and teamwork among clinic staff.
  • Performing Quality Improvement and program evaluation, monitoring and administrative support.
  • The Program officer will carry out other duties as assigned. Minimum of 1 year working experience in relevant field.

Key Working Relationship:

  • Reports to the Director of Clinical Services and may be posted to an IHVN Regional Office


How to Apply

 
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their application
letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft word format to the
“Associate Director, Human Resources” through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org
Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for
in the subject of the email. Candidates are advised to provide three
professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone
numbers.

Note: Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 
Deadline  7th October, 2015.

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