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  • Posted: May 16, 2022
    Deadline: May 30, 2022
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  • The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore in the United States of America. It has grown to become a leading local non-governmental organization addressing the HIV/AIDS crises in Nigeria through the development of infrastructu...
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    Social and Behavioral Change Communications (SBCC) Consultant-Implementation (USAID Nigeria TB LON 3)

    Reports To: The Community Mobilization Assistant, The Lagos State Team Lead, and the Community Mobilization Advisor

    Job Details

    • The TB-LON 3 Project is a revolutionary Award program funded by USAID partnering with communities, facilities and relevant state and national structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four result areas:
      • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity.
      • Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
      • TB disease transmission and progression reduced
      • TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.
    • The TB-LON 3 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities

    Summary/Overview

    • To support in mobilizing civil society coordinating, monitoring and supervising the project community activities in the States in addition to working closely with CSO partners and other stakeholders in the TB program implementation.
    • The position also works closely with the State team to document best practices and lessons learned on the project.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Coordinate with the Implementation Stakeholders Forum
    • Provide technical assistance to Implementing entities, Community Volunteers, Community Based Organizations and Implementing entities on TB screening, presumptive identification, diagnostic evaluation, linkage to treatment, notification, Contact investigation and tracking of loss to follow up.
    • Collaborate with the State, LGAs and other implementing partners in the community on TB LON 3 project including CSOs in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables.
    • Oversee community activities and provide technical support to Community Volunteers implementing house to house, Contact investigation and community outreaches.
    • Provide technical assistance to screening officers, Linkage coordinators and contact tracing liaison officers on TB screening, Presumptive identification and further evaluation for diagnosis
    • Support high-quality data recording and reporting with Spot checking of TB documentation tools.
    • Provide support to CLOs to ensure maximum yield from contact tracing activities
    • Check and maintain the process of intensified TB case finding and treatment at sites.
    • Collate and review data from TB Screening officers and Linkage coordinators under their purview
    • Routine visits to supported facilities to assist in ensuring a smooth TB screening process at the clinic when necessary.
    • Support OPD/DOTS referral linkage coordination, ensuring seamless integration between both clinics in terms of referrals to ensure no patient loss (100% linkage rate to DOTS).
    • Collate weekly site cascade reports and routinely verify reports generated against source documents and
    • Report challenges to supervising officer where necessary.

    Qualifications

    • Should possess a background in Public Health, Nursing, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, or Community Health
    • Master’s or higher degree in Public Health or Community Medicine is an added advantage.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    •  Knowledge of the TB epidemiological situation in the State.
    • Good knowledge of the terrain in these Local Government Areas.
    • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
    • Strong networking and representational skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills.
    • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work
    • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible, and engaging manner.
    • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality
    • Conversant with the use of Microsoft Office Applications – MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

    Method of Application

    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 Deputy Director, Human Resources through: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the job title as the subject of the mail.

    Note

    • All Applications must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.
    • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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