Key Populations Senior Technical Advisor (STA)

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) - (See More Jobs)

July 18, 2018
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Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) is recruiting for fulltime Key Populations Senior Technical Advisor (STA).

Job Details

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous 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. 

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Key Populations Senior Technical Advisor (STA)

Location: Nigeria


  • The STA, Key Populations will provide technical leadership, monitoring and capacity building for the IHVN Key population program which is aimed at delivering quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to men who have sex with men, female sex workers, transgender persons and people who inject drugs.
  • The STA will be responsible for the strategic and technical inputs to the annual work planning at all levels.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership, communication and relationship management to key partners/stakeholders and facilitate global knowledge sharing on critical aspects of key population program service delivery and implementation science with an emphasis on community interventions for key population groups.


  • Provide technical leadership, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities in HIV prevention, care & treatment for key and vulnerable populations, including integration of TB/HIV services for co-infected patients
  • Lead the design of structural interventions to prevent HIV among key populations, including those that address gender inequalities, stigma and discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations, and economic barriers
  • Develop evidence-based clinical and community-based training materials, job aids/SOPs, and other IEC materials required for implementation of a good KP program
  • Provides leadership on key population community interventions that can strengthen HIV prevention, care and treatment across the cascade
  • Establish/support quality One-Stop-Shop services for key populations
  • Provides technical leadership and capacity building for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of key population services
  • Develop and roll-out innovative, evidence-based programming for Key Populations
  • Develop peer education, outreach approaches and other community-based interventions for key populations
  • Develop and initiate strategies for the implementation of PrEP among Key populations

Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

5 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:


  • Medical Degree from an accredited tertiary institution with a Masters or other Advanced Degree in Public Health or related field is desired
  • License to practice medicine in Nigeria
  • At least 5 years of experience in clinical /public health practice preferably with Key Populations
  • Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities:
  • Excellent communication, reporting, writing, and facilitation skills to support engagement with multiple stakeholders across various aspects of the health care system
  • Ability to train various cadres of clinical staff
  • Community-based programming knowledge
  • Ability to assess complex health systems dynamics
  • Experience in implementation science and operational research
  • Ability to liaise with Ministry of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations and Community Based Organizations. 

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to the "Assistant Director, Human Resources" through this email address email  Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email. 

Note: Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.

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