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Program Assistant, (PA SI) TIFA, TB-LON 3

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, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the 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 the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as the Prime Recipient, the Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient, and other Implementing Entities. USAID recently approved a grant to scale up Contact Investigation activities in 4 States.

Job Title:             Program Assistant, (PA SI) TIFA, TB-LON 3

Department:       Prevention, Care, and Treatment                      
Job Location:      Lagos

Reports to:          Director of Strategic Information, DSI), TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date:    3rd November 2022
Closing Date:      16th November 2022

Job Summary:

He/she will support the implementation of Contact Investigation (CI) Strategic Information activities in the 4 states to ensure program targets are met.  Implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, data management, and data reporting at different levels. Ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required for Contact Investigation (CI) activities. Promote health system strengthening activities at all levels. Collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Ensure completeness, correctness, and consistency of Contact Investigation (CI) data reported from the basic management unit to the next levels;
  • Ensure complete and consistent reporting on all electronic platforms used in TB-LON3 and the National Electronic Tuberculosis Information Management Systems (NETIMS);
  • Assist in the maintenance and support of all electronic platforms used to document project Contact Investigation (CI) activities;
  • Ensure compliance of Contact Tracers to reporting timelines and reporting lines;
  • Ensure the availability and utilization of standardized Contact Investigation (CI) monitoring and evaluation indicators and tools for consistency in measurement;
  • Monitor Contact Investigation (CI) data processes from the collection, collation, analysis, reporting, and use.
  • Participate in site monitoring, supervision, and mentoring; Data Quality Assessment (DQA);
  • Assist in generating regular gap analysis to show Contact Investigation (CI) activities progress towards achieving set targets;
  • Participate in periodic data quality assessments at supported facilities and generate reports;
  • Managing a database of index patients’ information data and index contacts list for the 4 states;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by IHVN Management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A University Degree in any of the following or related fields: Medicine, Pharmacy, natural and social sciences, statistics, and epidemiology.
  • Minimum of 1-year working experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience in data collection, processing, and use.
  • Experience with Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs.
  • Experience with the USAID Strategic Information system is 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 and goal-oriented.
  • 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, willingness to travel, and work weekends.
  • A good understanding of the USAID strategic information system.

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]

The 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.