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The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels. Central Office and Regional GF Program Medical Officers (Adult ART) will provide support in the implementation of the Institute's HIV prevention, treatment and care program across the country.

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:

Position 1: Regional Global Funds Program Medical Officers (MDRTB and HIV)

Locations: Delta, FCT, Nassarawa, Benue, Ogun, Katsina, Lagos, Kano

Application Deadline: 20th October, 2015

Reports To: The Director of Clinical Services and may be posted to an IHVN Regional Office

Job Description:
Support program implementation by providing onsite needs assessments, mentoring, preceptorship, monitoring and evaluation of healthcare programs.
Participate in quality improvement and data analysis.
Participate in program clinical/educational activities.
Work with staff of MDRTB centres and other focal persons and IHVN staff to effectively address operational challenges (including lab equipment breakdowns, pharmacy stock-outs, staffing shortages, training needs, commodity supply).
Facilitate communication, collaboration, task-sharing and teamwork among clinic staff.
Performing Quality Improvement and program evaluation, monitoring and administrative support.
The Program officer will carry out other duties as assigned.

At least 3 to 5 years of post-NYSC.
Experience in Adult HIV/AIDS Care, TB and MDRTB Care, and Malaria program
Experience working in Global Fund MDRTB and HIV will be an advantage
Experience working with State government HIV/AIDS control programs and other stakeholders
Excellent Computer skills: Word, excel, powerpoint, etc
Significant program experience in Reproductive and Child Health, HIV/AIDS Programs, IMCI, Global Funds operations, and health systems strengthening in Nigeria
Experience managing, supervising and teaching medical and nursing staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

Position 2: Senior Pharmacy Program Officers (SPPOs)

Locations: Delta, FCT, Nassarawa, Benue, Ogun, Katsina, Lagos, Kano

Application Deadline: 22nd October, 2015

Reports To: The Director Clinical Services, and works directly under the guidance of the Head of Pharmacy.
Job Description:
The SPPOs will use a team work approach to lead and manage implementation of pharmacy related issues in close collaboration with the other members of the pharmacy unit and with staff across the region and central office. For systematic integration of pharmacy related activities, the SPPOs will interact excellently with the health facilities and regional staff and collaborate/engage with key stakeholders to ensure that the needs of facilities are identified and well understood, and that implementation of programmatic objectives are conducted effectively and efficiently, bringing together relevant perspectives and disciplines. The SPPOs will generally interact with critical stakeholders such as health facilities, sub-partners, and external partners involved in the supply and distribution of medications.

The SPPOs are to be responsible for the following areas:
Focal persons for pharmaceutical services in the regions All SPPOs will serve as focal persons for pharmaceutical services and perform the following functions,
Attend all strategic meetings in the state/region
Attend delegated meetings at the central level
Provide monthly reports on the pharmaceutical service delivery in the states/regions.
Attend centrally organized meetings
Attend centrally organized trainings
Implement pharmacy activities at the states/regions The SPPOs will implement all pharmacy activities within the region and at the facility level. These activities include:
 Assist sites with forecasting /quantification, monitoring of drug distributions byIHVN at the State/Regional Level
Oversee quality assurance and quality control issues at the facility by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensure proper documentation, side effects monitoring (Pharmacovigilance), reduce dispensing errors etc
Monitor site stock level at the regional level and communicate with central staff and external and sub partners
Oversee drug logistics in the region i.e. stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock-out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system
Provide regular and routine supportive supervision and mentoring to facility staff on dispensing and patient counseling, side effects monitoring, detection of lost to follow up (LTFU)
Identify training needs and help with trainings as well as organize and conduct trainings regionally and at sites e.g. on Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP), Pharmacy care etc.
Monitoring report collection/collation at facility level
Monitoring drug distribution to facilities
Clinical reviews
Weekly enrollment
Regionally assigned responsibilities.

Essential: Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D). At least 5-7 years' experience working in public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Proven record of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and implementing health projects conducted with disease control programs in low-income countries.
Essential: Master of Public Health (MPH). Language: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English is strongly required.
Desirable: Ph.D. in Public Health or its equivalent.
Ability and expertise in program implementation for the control of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Expertise in public health and broad knowledge of infectious diseases. Good knowledge of epidemiology.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, and collaborate with other experts and colleagues.
Good communication skills and ability to effectively interact with partners.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to foster integration and teamwork
Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Ability to effectively use resources

Method of Application:
All potential job applicants should send their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format to: The Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address stated below:

careers@ihvnigeria.org .

Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email.
Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.
Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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