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Program Manager SI, HIV Lead, TB lead, Program Management Team, Project Director

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

PositionProgram Officer HMIS
Job Type Full Time
Operational ContactsProgram Manager SI, HIV Lead, TB lead, Program Management Team, Project Director
Location:Delta and Jos

Advert Opening Date: 10th June 2024

Advert Closing Date:  23rd June 2024

Position Overview

Provide HMIS technical support for all Health Informatics implementation on the project. Implement and ensure data quality and best practices in health information systems at different levels. Ensure the use of standard tools required in the program. Promote health system strengthening activities at all levels. Collaborate with the Government of Nigeria agencies to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities.

Description and objectives:

Under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer HI, the (PO HMIS) will implement and ensure data quality and best practices in health information systems at different levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Deploy Health Information Systems at Facility or Community Outreach centers
  • Support already deployed Health Information Systems at the facility/community level. (Training, Technical support, troubleshooting, updating, and issue reporting)
  • Provide supervisory oversight of HMIS interventions at the state (HMIS Deployment, upgrades, technical support, Integrations, backup, and data reporting)
  • Ensure reporting and data exchange with all supported National systems from states (NDR, LIMS, NDARS, DHIS2, etc.)
  • Support all Health Information Systems in use within the TB/HIV program
  • Ensure that HMIS components are up to date and functional (metadata, reporting modules, LIMS – EMR module, CMM module, IIT dashboard, NDR module) are up and running, in use, up to date, and can respond to changing user needs.
  • Ensure that standard processes and protocols are adhered to at the facility level in the deployment/implementation of Health Information Systems (Routine backup, Weekly NDR uploads, Confidentiality and Privacy Protocols, Governance and Accountability Frameworks, Information System Security)
  • Provide technical support to the state teams as required
  • Routine reporting to the SPO – HMIS on the status of HMIS interventions at the facility and community level.
  • Any other responsibility assigned as our HMIS systems evolve to meet changing needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head, Strategic Information
  • Travel extensively across the 36 states of Nigeria for program supervision and mentorship

Required competencies:

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools, and guidelines
  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, verbal skills, and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize, and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Access and Excel
  • Good knowledge of programming
  • Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision.

Education and Experience:

  • A University degree in any of the following or related fields: Computer Science, Data Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Natural and Social Sciences, Statistics. A master’s degree will be an added advantage. Minimum of 3 years working experience in relevant field.
  • Experience supporting information systems like OpenMRS, DHIS2, Nigeria Medical Record System, ODK Collect, and Lab Information Systems.
  • Experience working with MySQL Community Server, Apache Tomcat, war files, and Java Web Applications.
  • Experience working with XML and JSON data encoding formats
  • Experience in working with Ubuntu OS and Linus environments
  • Experience in data collection, processing, and use.
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS programs or related health service programs; experience working with HIV/AIDS prevention and/or impact mitigation programs in the West African context is desirable.
  • Experience with the PEPFAR/ Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.
  • The following certifications will be an added advantage if available: Java Certification (OCPJP, OCPWCD, etc.), Linux Certification, SQL or Database Certifications, Health IT Certification.

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 to the Assistant Director, Human Resources, through this email address: [email protected].