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Senior Program Officer, Prevention, Care & Treatment | Central Office/HQ (Abuja), Plateau, FC

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 Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), through funding from The Global Fund (GF), will be implementing the Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant, a combined TB &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs. Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centred prevention and treatment through a Nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing. The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community PMTCT scale-up in all states,  PrEP in the four GF-supported states and in other states where PEPFAR IPs will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states. Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and National level support activities.

To further uphold our commitment to providing excellent services in the sector, we are recruiting to fill the below-listed position:

PositionSenior Program Officer, Prevention, Care & Treatment
Employment TypeFull Time
LocationCentral Office/HQ (Abuja), Plateau, FCT, Delta
Scheduled Work TimeMonday – Friday (Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends)
Reports ToHIV Lead  
Operational ContactsTB Lead, Program Management Team, Project Director.

Opening Date:1st  December 2023

Closing Date: 14th  December 2023

Position Overview

The Senior Program Officer PCT will ensure high-quality Pediatric/adolescent and adult HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services in the program.

Description and objectives:

Under the supervision of the Project Director, GF-GC7 Grant, the SPO will collaborate closely with Sub-Recipients, NASCP, and other relevant stakeholders to provide technical oversight of the Sub-Recipients’ day-to-day implementation of all HIV prevention, care, and treatment strategies toward achieving the UNAIDS (95-95-95) targets and providing guidance for program implementation according to the National Treatment Guidelines and policies.


  • Provide technical assistance to health care providers and sub-recipients to render effective and efficient quality of care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
  • Mentor healthcare providers to improve and maintain the standard of care through ongoing performance assessment and feedback.
  • Provide technical support for effective and efficient HIV/TB prevention and treatment services.
  • Build the capacity of healthcare providers for effective referrals and linkages.
  • Plan and review activities with sub-recipients, state and site staff, as well as other stakeholders in the state
  • Ensure TB/HIV collaborative activities are happening at facility and State levels.
  • Conduct quarterly supportive supervision to ensure quality program implementation and technical guidance as may be necessary.
  • Support the State TB/HIV program to create awareness and demand for TB services.
  • Organize and conduct regular visits to health facilities to ensure timely data collection, compilation, and reporting.
  • Support the State HIV Program on routine data analysis and utilization.
  • Participate in the donor progress report writing, continuation application, quarterly review report writing, and presentation.
  • Ensure project reports are developed and submitted on time, are of good quality, and that the evidence they contain is accurately captured and submitted monthly.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders – Government of Nigeria, Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and other Implementing Partners and ensure representation at high-level meetings.

Required competencies.

Core requirements:

  • 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 good inter and intrapersonal communication skills.
  • 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 to donors and other stakeholders.

Education and Experience:

             Academic training

Must possess a bachelor’s degree in medicine or nursing. Master’s level/Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology or a relevant field is an added advantage.

  • At least four years of experience working with the HIV/TB programs at various levels, planning and managing projects.
    • Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
    • Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English,
    • Fundamental skills in project planning, design, implementation, and monitoring.
    • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
    • Ability to deliver under pressure with minimal guidance.
    • Ability to meet deadlines according to lead-down rules.
    • Stakeholder collaboration skills and ability to appropriately represent the organization by engaging with stakeholders.
    • Good experience using Ms. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and 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:

Please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document with the position applied for and location well captured as the subject of the email to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].