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Private Sector Specialist – USAID TB LON

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) 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 support the Institute’s drive to detect and treat tuberculosis in the country, IHVN is sourcing for a suitably qualified dynamic candidate to fill the positions of Private Sector specialist.

POSITION: Administrative Assistant (USAID Nigeria TB LON)
OPENING DATE:  29th April 2020
12th May 2020
DEPARTMENT: Prevention Care and Treatment

Reports to:Director of Technical Programs

Key Responsibilities:

S/He will

  • Design and execute the overall private sector strategy for the project and track the contribution of the private sector to TB service delivery.
  • Develop strategic alliances with Federal, State and Local government Ministries of Health and Agencies, and represent IHVN on relevant committees and Technical Working Groups to drive the agenda of the private sector in TB service delivery.
  • Build strong and effective working relationships with government, civil society, and other implementing partners working in the private sector.
  • Support the National and State TB Programs in assessing, reviewing, and updating relevant strategies, regulations, policies, and guidelines related to the private sector.
  • Collaborate with National and State TB programs to strengthen public-private partnerships, create linkages within private provider networks, improve private sector regulation, and support the institutionalization of quality standards for TB treatment in the private sector.
  • Provide technical assistance to the National and State TB programs in integrating private sector activities in their objectives for improved healthcare outcomes and service delivery.
  • Participate in capacity development activities for effective TB service delivery in the private sector.
  • Support the development of metrics for private sector TB service providers and provide technical support in the integration of appropriate monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems at all levels.
  • Support research and generate interest in knowledge acquisition about private sector engagement for TB services in Nigeria.
  • Produce periodic reports on the achievements in engaging the private sector for TB service delivery.
  • Manage and coordinate implementation learning related to TB service delivery in the private sector.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree, or its equivalent or higher degree in public health, health program planning and management, or other relevant field preferred.
  • At least five years of professional experience in private sector engagement, or experience in developing and managing partnerships, including brokering public-private partnerships. Proven experience in capacity building, leadership, planning and management.
  • Demonstrable experience in successful implementation of USAID or other donor-funded programs designed to strengthen the health sector at national and sub-national government levels.
  • Experience in working with key stakeholders in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos or other South-West States;
  • Strong networking and representational skills;
  • Presentation skills, excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent in operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and with high levels of precision.
  • 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.

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.