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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.

The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working 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:

  1. 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
  2. Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
  3. TB disease transmission and progression reduced
  4. TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.

The TB-LON 3 Award 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.  USAID recently approved additional funding for this Award to scale up COVID-19 vaccination activities in 2 States.

Department: Office of the CEO                     
Job Location: Lagos and Oyo States
Reports to: COVAX Manager, TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date:       17th June 2022
Closing Date:          01st July 2022

Job Summary:

The COVAX State Coordinator will address the challenges posed by vaccine hesitancy, and lead the implementation of strategies to rapidly scale-up COVID-19 vaccination in the State. S/He would also strategically support the State Immunization Programs to integrate COVAX vaccination activities into routine immunization programs.

Roles and responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the implementation of TB-LON 3 COVID-19 immunization scale-up activities in the State.
  1. Coordinate the engagement, involvement and linkages of key partners in the State & LGAs to participate in COVAX program.
  2. Facilitate state COVID 19 vaccination situation assessment exercise and support the State/LGA team to develop COVAX activity plan.
  3. Coordinate the implementation of COVAX activity plan in all the engaged LGAs in the State.
  4. Support the State in capacity building of healthcare workers on RCCE to integrate COVID risk communication and vaccine promotion messages into facility service provisions in the state.
  5. Represent TB LON 3 on relevant COVID-19 committees and technical working groups in the state.
  6. Support TB LON 3 state SI Coordinator to verify COVAX data; and appropriately use data for program review to improve quality and increase performance.
  7. Supervise TB LON 3 LGA COVAX monitors in the state.
  8. Collate LGA reports on COVAX activities and produce periodic reports on COVAX implementation in the state.
  9. Any other duties as assigned by COVAX Manager or TB LON 3 Management

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a degree in medical, health or social sciences. Master’s degree in public health(MPH) will be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination program.
  • At least three years of professional experience working in public health or vaccination programs.
  • Experience in working with key state health stakeholders.
  • Experience with USAID or any other donor will be an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills, with proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong coordination, planning, networking and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills, with proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. 
  • Innovative, proactive and self-motivated  

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 this email address: [email protected] Application 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.