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Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) Recruitment 2013 | 5 Positions


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The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading provider of treatment; care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS with headquarter in Abuja and regional offices in Lagos, Benin, Jos, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory. They require competent and result-oriented candidates to fill these following positions created by growth and expansion of its services across the country.

The Nigerian Alliance for Health Systems Strengthening (NAHSS) is a CDC-funded project that supports building of Nigeria Health Systems' for sustainable impact. The University of Maryland-led project will support the Federal Ministry of Health to develop the National Quality Improvement program (NigeriaQual) and strengthen the capacity of local implementing partners, state multidisciplinary planning teams and site CQI Teams to integrate Quality Improvement activities into Organization, Financial and Program planning activities, in addition to HIV care and treatment services. They are therefore looking for competent professionals to fill these positions.
  1. Administrative Assistant
  2. Data Manager
  3. Data Officer
  4. Program Assistant
  5. Program Manager
POSITION SUMMARY & REQUIREMENTS

1. Administrative Assistant
Under the direction of Program Director and Program Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the provision of administrative and logistical support services to the NAHSS team

Requirements
  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration
  • Experience with administrative and secretarial skills
  • Experience with large complex organization is required, familiarity with international NGOs preferred
  • Knowledge of general office practices and administrative procedures.
  • Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.
  • Resourceful in gathering and providing information.
  • Ability to develop and manage an office schedule
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors and recipients of assistance.
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft office products.
  • Typing skills.
2. Data Manager
Candidate will reporting to the Project Director, the Data Manager (NAHSS) will coordinate implementation of Strategic Information activities related to the NAHSS project; Monitor, Evaluate and share indicators to ensure program targets are met. Ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels. Promote health system strengthening activities. Communicate with implementing partners and state ministries of health on all NigeriaQual activities; collate data from all stakeholders for USG reporting; Collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities as required.

Provide comprehensive data support for all research activities which includes: database creation and management, data collation, data monitoring and analysis.

Requirements
  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: statistics and epidemiology, natural, medical or social sciences. Minimum of one year working experience
  • Experience in computer use, data collection, processing and use
  • 2 years' experience in data management in HIV programming and/or research project
  • Proven proficiency in statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS) and Microsoft packages (particularly Access)
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system highly desirable.
  • Experience in Quality Improvement in HIV care is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Basic data management and analysis skills
  • 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 Excel and Access
  • Team player with ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
  • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.
3. Data Officer
Working with the Project Director and Data Manager, the Data Officer (NAHSS) will coordinate implementation of Strategic Information activities related to the NAHSS project; Monitor, Evaluate and share indicators to ensure program targets are met. Ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels. Promote health system strengthening activities. Communicate with implementing partners and state ministries of health on all NigeriaQual activities; collate data from all stakeholders for USG reporting; Collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities as required. Provide comprehensive data support for all research activities which includes: database creation and management, data collation, data monitoring and analysis.

Requirements
  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: statistics and epidemiology, natural, medical or social sciences. Minimum of one year working experience
  • Experience in computer use, data collection, processing and use
  • Ability to run basic analysis using statistical packages (e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS) and Microsoft packages (particularly Access)
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system highly desirable.
  • Experience in Quality Improvement in HIV care is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Basic data management and analysis skills
  • Must have the basic skills 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 Excel and Access
  • Team player with ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.
4. Program Assistant
Candidate will reporting to the Project Director, the Program Assistant (NAHSS) will monitor and coordinate the State, Hub-Spoke Clusters and Implementing partners' implementation of NigeriaQual activities; He/She will support the NAHSS project team in the implementation of all health system strengthening activities; Communicate with implementing partners and state ministries of health on NigeriaQual activities and generate inferences and reports from project.

Requirements
  • Applicant should possess BA, BS or equivalent degree, a minimum of 1 year experience. S/he should have knowledge and skills usually acquired through education/training in Quality Improvement and familiarity with the Nigerian health system. Applicant must possess excellent team spirit, be able to multi-task and work independently.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs;
  • Experience in Quality Improvement in HIV care is an added advantage
  • Must have the ability to make inferences from data analysis and present findings in both oral and written form
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Power point
  • Team player
  • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders
  • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.
  • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS environment of the country.
  • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management.
5. Program Manager
Under general supervision of the Project Director of the Nigerian Alliance for Health Systems Strengthening the Program Manager (NAHSS) will assist in the development of NigeriaQual project, support the achievement of project milestones, collect data for assessment of project outputs, outcomes and impact, conduct trainings, prepare reports, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, develop protocols and other technical documents, provide supportive supervision of Site CQI and State MPT teams, support IP QITeams and the GoN. The Program Manager (NAHSS) will represent NAHSS at technical, project planning and review meetings, support the development of the HSS transition blueprint and actual transfer of activities to GON.

Provide comprehensive data support for all research activities which includes: database creation and management, data collation, data monitoring and analysis.

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a health-related field preferably Medicine. A Master's degree (preferably in Public Health, International Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics).
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience in a related field with at least 2 years supervisory, program planning and/or coordination experience required. Research or health program experience desired
  • Excellent team spirit, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Quality Improvement principles, building blocks of Health Systems Strengthening, best practices in the field as well as all relevant federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Leadership, coaching, and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
  • Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals. Act as a liaison with internal clients to ensure timely and accurate submission of grants and contracts.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information. Ability to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple complicated and continuing contract and grant assignments in a timely manner
  • Oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to schedule, train, supervise, assign work to, and evaluate staff.
  • Ability to operate current computer systems, including relevant software packages.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to create and manage a budget.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis and write abstracts and papers for scientific journals/ meetings
  • Experience working on projects with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health is required
  • Experience working with CDC and USAID is required
The application will close on 31st July, 2013.

Method of Application
Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org

Candidates should indicate appropriate positions and preferred locations in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.

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