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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; Malaria and DR TB programs in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels.

    Program Officer, Strategic Information (Gf Malaria)

     

    Job Description

    • The Program Officer, Strategic Information (SI) will be involved in the implementation of Strategic Information activities at the Central Office. S/He will provide technical support and coordination for the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met.
    • S/He will also implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
    • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels and collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities and liaising closely with other technical staff in the state/regional office in implementing IHVN programs are also his/her responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance to state/ regional and site staff on monitoring and evaluation processes and reporting requirements
    • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting to use and ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement
    • Coordinate monthly indicator report generation while ensuring reports are verified by quality assurance procedures and ensure quality, timely progress reports generated for IHVN headquarters , donors and other stakeholders
    • Support the development/maintenance of tools/databases to assist with data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Generate regular narrative reports on routine SI activities and SI system strengthening (reports may be quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports; for both internal and external stakeholders).
    • Responsible for providing state site gap analysis, SI system strengthening progress reports to the central SI team and the state team during program review meetings
    • Oversee target distribution to supported sites within the state and ensure compliance of sites / regions to implementation strategies, reporting timelines and reporting lines
    • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of Electronic Medical Records and/or other information systems and data collection and management tools at supported sites
    • Oversee the submission of data exports from Electronic Medical Records at sites to the next level and ensuring the maintainance of a facility based high quality database
    • Coordinate the management and distribution of Data Collection Tools (DCTs) and the monthly tools utilization report and stock request
    • Contribute to the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets to support SI-related activities
    • Facilitate state Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) meetings and participation in the state M&E monthly and Technical Working Group meetings and other meetings at the state level which require SI participation
    • Active participation in periodic data quality assessments (DQA), Joint National Data Quality Assessment and data validation exercise at the facility and state level
    • Active participation in State Quality Improvement Teams (QIT) and active representation during the Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) visits
    • Maintain databases of all site and state reports (data and narrative)
    • Participate in health system strengthening activities which include but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management
    • Participate in sites assessment and activation activities and provide technical support as required
    • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy; routine generation of site level gap analysis for program improvement
    • Conduct SI-related activities for all IHVN programs including research, evaluation, and review of routinely collected data to monitor and evaluate programs and improve performance
    • Support short and long-term objectives toward strengthening information systems at the state level and development of proposals to accomplish these goals
    • Coordinate data collection, management, and analysis from research initiatives and public health evaluations, as needed, in conjunction with research teams
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information.

    Education/Experience

    • A University degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics and Epidemiology. An MPH or additional master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
    • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs or related health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context.
    • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
    • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to technical and non-technical colleagues
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, STATA
    • Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance
    • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements
    • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
    • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country
    • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management
    • Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team approach to program implementation and able to manage several major activities simultaneously
    • Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels
    • Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends.

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    Program Officers, Strategic Information

     

    Job Description

    • The Program Officer, Strategic Information (SI) will provide technical support and coordination for the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met.
    • S/He will also implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
    • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels and collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities and liaising closely with other technical staff in implementing IHVN programs are also his/her responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance to state/ regional and site staff on monitoring and evaluation processes and reporting requirements
    • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting to use and ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement
    • Coordinate monthly indicator report generation while ensuring reports are verified by quality assurance procedures and ensure quality, timely progress reports generated for IHVN Headquarter, donors and other stakeholders
    • Support the development/maintenance of tools/databases to assist with data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Generate regular narrative reports on routine SI activities and SI system strengthening (reports may be quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports; for both internal and external stakeholders).
    • Responsible for providing state/ site gap analysis, SI system strengthening progress reports to the central SI team and the state team during program review meetings
    • Oversee target distribution to supported sites within the state and ensure compliance of sites / regions to implementation strategies, reporting timelines and reporting lines
    • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of Electronic Medical Records and/or other information systems and data collection and management tools at supported sites
    • Oversee the submission of data exports from Electronic Medical Records at sites to the next level and ensuring the maintainance of a facility based high quality database
    • Coordinate the management and distribution of Data Collection Tools (DCTs) and the monthly tools utilization report and stock request
    • Contribute to the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets to support SI-related activities
    • Facilitate state Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) meetings and participation in the state M&E monthly and Technical Working Group meetings and other meetings at the state level which require SI participation
    • Active participation in periodic Data Quality Assessments (DQA), Joint National Data Quality Assessment and data validation exercise at the facility and state level
    • Active participation in State Quality Improvement Teams (QIT) and active representation during the Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) visits
    • Maintain databases of all site and state reports (data and narrative)
    • Participate in health system strengthening activities which include but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management
    • Participate in sites assessment and activation activities and provide technical support as required
    • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy; Routine generation of site level gap analysis for program improvement
    • Conduct SI-related activities for all IHVN programs including research, evaluation, and review of routinely collected data to monitor and evaluate programs and improve performance
    • Support short and long-term objectives toward strengthening information systems at the state level and development of proposals to accomplish these goals
    • Coordinate data collection, management, and analysis from research initiatives and public health evaluations, as needed, in conjunction with research teams
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education/Experience:

    • A University degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics and Epidemiology. An MPH or additional master’s degree will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
    • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs or related health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context.
    • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
    • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to technical and non-technical colleagues
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, STATA
    • Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance
    • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements
    • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
    • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country
    • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management
    • Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team approach to program implementation and able to manage several major activities simultaneously
    • Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels
    • Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends.

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    State Program Assistants, Strategic Information - 3 positions

     

    Job Description

    • The State Program Assistant, Strategic Information will be involved in the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the state.
    • S/He will support the implementation of Strategic Information (SI) activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met.
    • S/He will implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
    • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels and collaborating with Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities will also be done by the State Program Assistant, Strategic Information.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collate site level indicator reports and ensure completeness, correctness and consistency of data reported
    • Ensure compliance of sites / regions to reporting timelines and reporting lines
    • Ensure all reports received from sites and CBOs/NGOs within the state are put on the network shared drive or archived at the state office
    • Ensure the availability and utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement
    • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting and use.
    • Monitor stock level of DCTs, make requisition for tools and distribute as required
    • Participate in site monitoring, supervision and mentoring
    • Attend meetings requiring SI representation as required
    • Participate in health system strengthening activities
    • Participate in Data Quality Assessments, Joint Data Quality Assessments and Data Validation exercises at the state level
    • Assist in generating regular gap analysis to show regional/state/site progress towards achieving set targets
    • Participate in periodic data quality assessments at IHVN supported sites and generate reports
    • Carry out routine data extraction as required
    • Regular update of indicator reports tracker
    • Maintain site information data and site list for the state
    • Participate in the maintenance and support of Electronic Medical Records system implemented at site
    • Responsible for reviewing the monthly data export from the EMR for data quality issues and completeness
    • Responsible for ensuring monthly data export from EMR at site level for onward submission to the next level
    • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional/State SI Officer.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education/Experience:

    • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural sciences, Statistics and Epidemiology.
    • Minimum of 1 year working experience in relevant field
    • Experience in data collection, processing and use
    • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context is desirable
    • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system highly desirable

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
    • Data management and analysis skills
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
    • 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
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications
    • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment of the country
    • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management
    • Be willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders
    • Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends.

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    State Program Officer, Strategic Information (MDR-TB)

     

    Job Description

    • The State Program Officer, Strategic Information (SI) will be involved in the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the state.
    • /He will provide technical support and coordination for the implementation of Strategic Information activities in the organization to ensure program targets are met.
    • S/He will also implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels and ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program.
    • Promoting health system strengthening activities at all levels and collaborating with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities and liaising closely with other technical staff in the state/regional office in implementing IHVN programs are also his/her responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance to state/ regional and site staff on monitoring and evaluation processes and reporting requirements
    • Monitor data processes from collection, collation, analysis, reporting to use and ensure the utilization of standardized monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement
    • Coordinate monthly indicator report generation while ensuring reports are verified by quality assurance procedures and ensure quality, timely progress reports generated for IHVN HQ, donors and other stakeholders
    • Support the development/maintenance of tools/databases to assist with data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Generate regular narrative reports on routine SI activities and SI system strengthening (reports may be quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports; for both internal and external stakeholders).
    • Responsible for providing state/ site gap analysis, SI system strengthening progress reports to the central SI team and the state team during program review meetings
    • Oversee target distribution to supported sites within the state and ensure compliance of sites / regions to implementation strategies, reporting timelines and reporting lines
    • Coordinate and supervise the implementation of Electronic Medical Records and/or other information systems and data collection and management tools at supported sites
    • Oversee the submission of data exports from Electronic Medical Records at sites to the next level and ensuring the maintainance of a facility based high quality database
    • Coordinate the management and distribution of Data Collection Tools (DCTs) and the monthly tools utilization report and stock request
    • Contribute to the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets to support SI-related activities
    • Facilitate state Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) meetings and participation in the state M&E monthly and Technical Working Group meetings and other meetings at the state level which require SI participation
    • Active participation in periodic data quality assessments (DQA), Joint National Data Quality Assessment and data validation exercise at the facility and state level
    • Active participation in State Quality Improvement Teams (QIT) and active representation during the Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) visits
    • Maintain databases of all site and state reports (data and narrative)
    • Participate in health system strengthening activities which include but not limited to capacity building at the facility and state levels, advocacy to state officers and facility management
    • Participate in sites assessment and activation activities and provide technical support as required
    • Support improved availability and use of monitoring, evaluation and surveillance data for program planning, evaluation, and policy advocacy; Routine generation of site level gap analysis for program improvement
    • Conduct SI-related activities for all IHVN programs including research, evaluation, and review of routinely collected data to monitor and evaluate programs and improve performance
    • Support short and long-term objectives toward strengthening information systems at the state level and development of proposals to accomplish these goals
    • Coordinate data collection, management, and analysis from research initiatives and public health evaluations, as needed, in conjunction with research teams
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Education/Experience:

    • A University degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics and Epidemiology. An MPH or additional master’s degree will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
    • Experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs or related health service programs; and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context.
    • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines
    • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to technical and non-technical colleagues
    • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as SPSS, SAS, STATA
    • Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance
    • Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements
    • Excellent (fluent) English written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
    • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country
    • Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management
    • Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team approach to program implementation and able to manage several major activities simultaneously
    • Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels
    • Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their 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 position and preferred location in their application letter.

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