Monday, 28 September 2015

Jobs Vacancies At Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

Employer: Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

The Company
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: 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: 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.




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.
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.
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

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
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.
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Application Deadline  7th October, 2015.