Program Officer - Pediatrics Art

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Job Description

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

To drive quality, comprehensive health services and to engender global best practices to reduce the burden of pediatric and adolescent HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, IHVN is seeking for qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer - Pediatrics Art

 Central Office, Abuja
Job Category: Technical
Department: Prevention Care and Treatment  
Unit: Pediatric and Adolescent  
Slot: 3 Openings (2 Pediatric and 1 Adolescent Program Officer) 


  • Support program implementation by providing onsite needs assessments, mentoring, preceptorship and technical support
  • Monitor and evaluate programs
  • Work with hospital staff and focal persons,  and colleagues to effectively address operational challenges (including lab equipment breakdowns, training needs, and commodity supply)
  • Facilitate communication, collaboration, task-sharing and teamwork among clinic staff
  • Participate in quality improvement
  • Participate in program clinical/educational activities
  • Participate in  operational research and program data analysis
  • Ensure that site and patient-level data including clinical data, laboratory data, and community data are collected and documented into appropriate registers and tools
  • Supervise site programmatic quality of care assessments
  • Provide onsite clinical mentoring and technical assistance to clinical staff and conduct training.
  • Report all activities to the Program Manager Pediatrics ART, Technical Advisor Pediatrics ART and the Director/Head, Clinical Services Department.
  • Adhere and abide by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.
  • Carry out any other duties/ assignments as directed by the Director Clinical Services department.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • A minimum of University degree in Medicine. MPH or related Master’s degree is an added advantage.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in the computer programming - Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills are required.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, good inter and intrapersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
  • Ability to evaluate data and prepare quality reports often under pressure and in complex situations.
  • Being goal oriented with ability to plan and organize, make decisions, manage time and practice critical thinking.

Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years professional level experience managing public health and health delivery with emphasis on pediatric care and treatment.
  • She/he must have experience working with PEPFAR funded Pediatric care and treatment program.
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and management of TB programs.

Language Proficiency:

  • English language (high proficiency in verbal and written expression)

Job Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the broad range of pediatric care and treatment issues. Understanding of the major issues affecting pediatric care and treatment programs.

Application Closing Date
17th October, 2019.

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

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

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About The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)
Job Summary
October 10, 2019
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 3years
Abuja Federal Capital Territory
October 17, 2019
Medical/ Health
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
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