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Program Manager – Community Based Activities

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 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 the national, state, and local levels. The Institute aims to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

The Lagos State Malaria Impact Project will be implemented by a consortium with the Lagos State Government, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, and the Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities

To drive quality and engender global best practices in HIV, TB, and Malaria care and treatment, IHVN is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

PositionProgram Manager Community Based Activities
Reports to: The Project Director
Location:Lagos State

Opening Date: 311st July 2023

Closing Date: 8th August 2023

   Job Description

     Under the supervision of the Project Director Malaria Impact Project, He /She will ensure high-quality Malaria prevention and control services. He/ She will collaborate closely with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and other relevant stakeholders while leading the day-to-day implementation of all malaria prevention and control strategies at health facilities and providing guidance for program implementation according to the National Treatment Guidelines and policies.


  • Provide technical assistance for delivering community-based malaria interventions and social and behavioral change communication strategies to strengthen malaria prevention and control activities.
  • Provide technical support, including capacity building to State and National Malaria Elimination Program staff and existing Project staff in improving malaria prevention and control services.
  • Coordinate with the NMEP, SMEP, and other stakeholders to assess capacity-building needs for implementing community-based malaria prevention and control interventions and identify suitable opportunities to deploy appropriate resources to meet these needs.
  • Work in close collaboration with the FMOH, SMOH, LMCU, NMEP, SMEP, and other stakeholders on the identification of technical assistance required to achieve the expected outcomes for the Malaria Impact Grant Project
  • Performance/progress reports and updates to the Project Leadership
  • Represent IHVN and present reports to relevant stakeholders through meetings and conferences.
  • Develop monthly activity plans for community-based malaria interventions.
  • Any other assigned responsibilities.


  • Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in computer programming – Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills, and video conferencing are required.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and utilization.
  • Proficiency in program narrative and proposal writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
  • Ability to evaluate data and prepare quality reports, often under pressure and in complex situations.
  • Being goal oriented with the ability to plan and organize, make decisions, manage time, and practice critical thinking.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • High impact influencing and persuasive skills, and able to represent the organization before donors and other stakeholders.

Education and experience

  1. Academic training:

          Master’s level/Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology, medicine,     Parasitology, Nursing

  1. Experience
    1. At least 7 years of experience working with the National Malaria programs at various levels planning and managing projects.
    1. At least 5 years of experience implementing community-based malaria prevention and control interventions.
    1. Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
    1. Excellent inter and intrapersonal communication skills in written and verbal English.
    1. Fundamental skills in project planning, implementation, and monitoring.
    1. Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
    1. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
    1. Stakeholder management skills and ability to appropriately represent the organization by engaging with donors and other stakeholders.
    1. Good experience using Ms. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applicable software related to the position.

 Equal employment opportunity statement

IHVN is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

Mode of Application:

  • Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Human Resources through this email address:[email protected] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • This advert closes 7 days from the date of this publication, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.