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  • Posted on: 12 October, 2015 Deadline: 22 October, 2015
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    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.

    Senior Pharmacy Program Officers (SPPOs)


    The SPPOs will work in the Pharmacy Unit to ensure excellent delivery of pharmaceutical care and uninterrupted supply of anti-retroviral, anti-tuberculosis and anti-malaria medications and other medications at all health facilities managed by the Institute, with funding from the US PEPFAR and Global Fund. The SPPOs will be required to take charge of Pharmacy related issues in the US PEPFAR/ACTION PLUS UP, GF MALARIA, GF HIV or MDRTB grants. The SPPOs may be required to attend Inter agency collaborative meetings and also focus on the activities of the LGAs for saturation of HIV Services in line with the new paradigm of 90-90-90. The SPPOs will also conductoperational research and ensure health facilities maintain Good Pharmacy Practice and Standards in all pharmacy related activities.

    POSITION: Senior Pharmacy Program Officers (SPPOs)
    LOCATION: Delta, FCT, Nassarawa, Benue, Ogun, Katsina, Lagos, Kano
    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
    OPENING DATE: October 8th, 2015
    CLOSING DATE: October 22nd, 2015

    SUPERVISOR: Reports to the Director Clinical Services, and works directly under the guidance of the Head of Pharmacy.



    • Essential: Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D). At least 5-7 years' experience working in public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Proven record of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and implementing health projects conducted with disease control programs in low-income countries.
    • Essential: Master of Public Health (MPH). Language: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English is strongly required.
    • Desirable: Ph.D. in Public Health or its equivalent.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability and expertise in program implementation for the control of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
    • Expertise in public health and broad knowledge of infectious diseases. Good knowledge of epidemiology.
    • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, and collaborate with other experts and colleagues.
    • Good communication skills and ability to effectively interact with partners.
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
    • Ability to foster integration and teamwork
    • Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
    • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
    • Ability to effectively use resources


    The SPPOs will use a team work approach to lead and manage implementation of pharmacy related issues in close collaboration with the other members of the pharmacy unit and with staff across the region and central office. For systematic integration of pharmacy related activities, the SPPOs will interact excellently with the health facilities and regional staff and collaborate/engage with key stakeholders to ensure that the needs of facilities are identified and well understood, and that implementation of programmatic objectives are conducted effectively and efficiently, bringing together relevant perspectives and disciplines. The SPPOs will generally interact with critical stakeholders such as health facilities, sub-partners, and external partners involved in the supply and distribution of medications.

    The SPPOs are to be responsible for the following areas:

    • Focal persons for pharmaceutical services in the regions All SPPOs will serve as focal persons for pharmaceutical services and perform the following functions,
      a) Attend all strategic meetings in the state/region
      b) Attend delegated meetings at the central level
      c) Provide monthly reports on the pharmaceutical service delivery in the states/regions.
      d) Attend centrally organized meetings
      e) Attend centrally organized trainings
    • Implement pharmacy activities at the states/regions The SPPOs will implement all pharmacy activities within the region and at the facility level. These activities include:
      a) Assist sites with forecasting /quantification, monitoring of drug distributions byIHVN at the State/Regional Level
      b) Oversee quality assurance and quality control issues at the facility by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensure proper documentation, side effects monitoring (Pharmacovigilance), reduce dispensing errors etc
      c) Monitor site stock level at the regional level and communicate with central staff and external and sub partners
      d) Oversee drug logistics in the region i.e. stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock-out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system
      e) Provide regular and routine supportive supervision and mentoring to facility staff on dispensing and patient counseling, side effects monitoring, detection of lost to follow up (LTFU)
      f) Identify training needs and help with trainings as well as organize and conduct trainings regionally and at sites e.g. on Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP), Pharmacy care etc.
    • Monitoring report collection/collation at facility level
    • Monitoring drug distribution to facilities
    • Clinical reviews
    • Weekly enrollment
    • Regionally assigned responsibilities.

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    Finance Manager (Global Funds)


    The Finance Manager (Global Funds) will be responsible for Institute-wide management of the Global Funds Operations' Financial Processes, Reports, Budgeting and Budget controls including preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts and annual statutory financial statements.

    Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Director, S/he will work independently to provide direct support to the Global Fund team and operations on the general management of all the Global Funds Grants with particular reference to the finances by; coordinating all aspects of financial management including but not limited to routine financial operations, financial reporting, and budgeting, budget controls, administering of finances to sub-recipients, sites and regions. Reviewing of monthly financial reports from the regional and state offices for Global Funds HIV; Malaria, and TB also falls under his/her scope of duties.

    POSITION: Finance Manager (Global Funds)
    LOCATION: Abuja
    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates (Internal and External)
    OPENING DATE: October 6th, 2015
    CLOSING DATE: October 20th, 2015

    IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Finance Director


    • Possession of a B.Sc in Accountancy or any of the Social Sciences or Higher National Diploma in Accountancy
    • Membership of ICAN or any recognised professional accounting body.
    • 8 years post professional qualification hands-on experience in an International NGO or grants operational environment is required.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Applicants should be able to work with little or no supervision and under pressure;
    • Good working knowledge of Sage 300 ERP;
    • Analytical mind and fluency in written and oral communication;
    • Ability to relate with subordinates, colleagues and superiors
    • Should also be prepared for occasional travel outside Abuja
    • Possess managerial and supervisory skills and should be able to multitask
    • Innovative with sound mind.


    • Preparation of annual management and statutory accounts. Collate all relevant information to produce end of year statutory accounts for the Institute's Global Fund Operations.
    • Preparation of Annual Budget (and other activities budget) for the GF-MDR TB, HIV and Malaria Grants
    • Preparation of Quarterly Management Accounts
    • Preparation of Semester Financial ReportsProgress Update/ Disbursement Request (PUDR reports) and EFR for the Global Fund MDR-TB and Quarterly Financial Reports for the Global Fund HIV and Malaria Grants;
    • Maintenance of proper records for all the Global Funds USD Domiciliary accounts and NGN cash books and bank accounts;
    • Coordinating and ensuring preparation of bank reconciliation statements for all Global Funds Grants across Regional and State Offices including Head office;
    • Administration of all payments under Global Funds operations including proper documentation, preparation of payment vouchers, transfer instructions and standing orders;
    • Safe custody of all Global Funds payment vouchers/support documents, cash books, general ledger, financial reports and all other relevant instruments including cheque books, electronic transfer tokens, etc.
    • Review of monthly financial reports from the regional and state offices for Global Funds HIV; Malaria, MDR TB; and ensuring timely disbursements to sites, regional offices and Sub-Recipients;
    • Maintenance of the general ledger of the accounting software – SAGE 300 (ACCPAC) ensuring monthly reconciliation of all ledgers and sub-ledgers;
    • Daily supervision of ACCPAC Data capture and processes, ensuring validation of transactions and other activities on the system;
    • Promoting continuous improvement, transactions processing turn-around time, efficiency and automation within the Finance Department;
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Finance

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    Regional Global Funds Program Medical Officers (MDRTB And HIV)


    POSITION: Regional Global Funds ProgramMedical Officers (MDRTB and HIV)
    LOCATION: Delta, FCT, Nassarawa, Benue, Ogun, Katsina, Lagos, Kano
    OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
    OPENING DATE: October 6th, 2015
    CLOSING DATE: October 20th, 2015


    Reports to the Director of Clinical Services and may be posted to an IHVN Regional Office

    Job description

    • 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 staff of MDRTB centres and other 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.


    • MBBS, BMChM, or MD
    • At least 3 to 5 years of post-NYSC.
    • Experience in Adult HIV/AIDS Care, TB and MDRTB Care, and Malaria program
    • Experience working in Global Fund MDRTB and HIV will be an advantage
    • 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.

    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: .

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

    Note: Candidates appointed to this post are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Institute throughout Nigeria.

    IHVN only considers educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. All applicants must have completed the NYSC or have been exempted according to regulations of the NYSC.

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