3 New Program Officer Vacancies at The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, Multi-Drug Resistant TB, Malaria and Research Programs, in partnership with the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria, health facilities and community-based organizations. As a Principal Recipient (PR) in the Round 9 Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Grant, we require the services of resourceful and experienced candidates for the following position

Job Position:  Program Officer, Community DR-TB

BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

Overall Responsibilities: She/he has responsibility for coordinating all IHVN Global Fund supported MDR TB activities in the State, ensuring that program targets are achieved within defined timelines and as outlined in the workplan. S/he must demonstrate capacity to provide technical support to the State Ministry of Health (State Tuberculosis &Leprosy Control Team), Local Government Tuberculosis and Leprosy Supervisor (LGTBLS), and Community based organizations and treatment centers in implementing the program deliverables

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: HOD Community Medicine, State Manager, Associate Director, GF Program Coordinator and Other members of the MDR -TB team External: National TB and Leprosy Control Program Team, Treatment Centers, Community Based Organizations and other Tuberculosis Implementing Partners.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Degree in Health Sciences or Basic General Nursing and Midwifery Certificate or HND Community Health is required. A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or other health related disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the Nigerian health system and social networks,
  • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills,
  • Excellent English language, oral and written communication, with proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • The Candidate should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in public health or related field
  • Knowledge of TB/HIV

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the State, LGAs and treatment Centers/health facility / community on MDR- TB teams in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of program deliverables
  • Represent IHVN in all meetings with State Ministry of Health, development partners and other stakeholders at the State/LGA level
  • Actively participate in integrated supportive supervision and hands on organized by STBLCOs and TBLS on key activities on follow up investigations for ambulatory phase of treatment.
  • Provide oversight functions to Lead CBOs in the activities of the Treatment Supporters.
  • Support the STBLCOs in developing operational work plans for State TBLeprosy Control activities
  • Work with the STBLCOs to mitigate challenges and proffer solutions.
  • Perform other roles as may be assigned by the HOD Community Health, Regional/States and Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure that program activities are implemented according to the work plans, approved deadlines, and within the budget limitations in the assigned State
  • Coordinate the activities of other team members within the State to ensure smooth and efficient program planning and implementation of activities.
  • Advocate support for community MDR TB activities on behalf of IHVN to key stakeholders at State and LGA levels for sustainability.
  • Participate actively in the planning, organizing, conducting and evaluation of training for general health care workers in the public sector/DOT Centers in collaboration with the STBLCOs
  • Ensure relevant recording and reporting documents are available and adequately utilized

How to Apply

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the. Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address: [email protected]

Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email e.g. Program Officer, Community MDR- TB – Kano. 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.

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