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Vacancy For The Position of a Deputy Chief of Part (DCOP), TB-LON 3 Project

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 Project is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities.

Job Title Deputy Chief of Part (DCOP), TB-LON 3 Project
Department Office of the Chief Executive Officer
Location Lagos
Reports to COP,TB-LON 3 Project

Opening Date: 4th August 2021

Closing Date: 18th August 2021

Job Summary:

The DCOP supports the Chief of Party in the effective coordination of the TB-LON 3 Project, providing senior technical and managerial leadership, including the efficient management of project resources, with a view to ensuring the project meets the stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as applies cost effectiveness and value for money in implementation. S/He assumes overall responsibility in the absence of the COP.


  • Supports leadership, management and general technical direction of the entire TB-LON 3 activity, to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and achieve rapid and sustained progress towards project goals, objectives and targets.
  • Ensure that project activities are technically sound, appropriate, evidence-based and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the development and timely submission of project reports to USAID.
  • Supports the promotion of synergy between sub-awardee inputs and ensuring that the right partner skills are harnessed in the most efficient way to deliver targeted, effective, high quality implementation.
  • Serve as alternate liaison to USAID, consortium partners, Government agencies, project stakeholders, other national and international stakeholders as well as other counterparts in the public and private sectors on the project.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award and USAID operational policies and regulations.
  • Represent IHVN in presenting the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to USAID and other key stakeholders through meetings, conferences.
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, with recommendations for appropriate adjustments in programs and operations, that are subsequently implemented in response to USAID/Nigeria technical and managerial direction;
  • Ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated, learnings are shared and incorporated to continuously improve the project.
  • Any other function that may be assigned by the COP.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Community Health, Management or other relevant fields
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in public health implementation, with 10 years demonstrable senior management experience in large scale USAID funded projects, preferably COP (Chief of Party), DCOP (Deputy Chief of Party) or Project Director; or similar management experience for projects with similar magnitude and complexity in Nigeria.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and policies, with specific understanding of cooperative agreements.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including building and managing high-level relationships with donors, government, private sector entities, NGOs, research institutions, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively work with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • 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.
  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong networking and representational skills;
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • 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.