Senior Program Officer, Adult Art at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) – Abuja, Katsina & Rivers

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Senior Program Officer, Adult Art

Locations: Abuja, Katsina, Rivers
Job Category: Technical
Department: Prevention Care and Treatment
Unit: Adult ART


  • Providing technical support for multidisciplinary HIV/AIDS care and treatment, working clinicians and health facility-based site teams to implement care and treatment services especially in adult antiretroviral treatment.
  • Conducting mentoring and supervisory visits.
  • Actualizing various strategies at the national to facility-level according to the program component area.
  • Providing management in TB/HIV co-infection.
  • Executing component area strategies through mentoring, supervision and technical assistance to local partners in-country.
  • Participating in United State Government, Federal Ministry of Health, and other external partner technical meetings, as assigned.
  • Attending technical, expanded leads, program area, departmental and regional meetings.
  • Providing feedback, progress update, performance achievement, and analysis as required.
  • Meeting project management, financial reporting, and program area performance measurement requirements.
  • Preparing work plans for the department.
  • Providing capacity building, mentoring and hands-on supervision of doctors, pharmacist, laboratory scientists & nurses on HIV Counseling and Testing , care & treatment
  • Attending and making presentations at scientific sessions of the clinic.
  • Reporting all activities to the Program Manager Adult ART, Technical Advisor Adult ART and the Director/Head, Clinical Services Department.
  • Adhering and abiding by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.
  • Carrying out any other duties/ assignments as directed by the Director Clinical Services department. .


  • A University degree in Medicine with an MPH or related Master’s degree.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in the computer programming – Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills are required
  • Proficiency with data analysis
  • Ability/capacity to develop and design TBHIV, care and treatment strategic plan
  • High quality narrative report writing and understanding of project management principles
  • Good inter and intrapersonal communication skills
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.

Prior Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years professional level experience managing public health and health delivery with emphasis on HIV care and treatment. She/he must have experience working with PEPFAR funded care and treatment program. Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation, and management of care and treatment programs.

Language Proficiency:

  • English language (high proficiency in verbal and written expression)

Job Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with the broad range of TBHIV, care and treatment issues. Understanding of the major issues affecting HIV care and treatment with in-depth knowledge of the implementation of care and treatment programs in Nigeria.

Application Deadline
17th October, 2019.

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 “Assistant Director, Human Resources” through this email address:

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  • 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.

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