Senior Program Officer Clinicals – USAID TB LON at Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

  • Medical/Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical ,NGO
  • Full time
  • 7 months ago
  • Oyo
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening
  • Job experience 5 years

Job Description

Department: Prevention Care and Treatment
Reports to: Director of Technical Programs

The Senior Program Officer Clinical will collaborate closely with the state TB program team and will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of all USAID TB-LON activities in the State. S/He is expected to lead the TB-LON state team and coordinate all partner activities within the state. S/he would perform the following:

  • Support facility and community assessments for the strategic expansion of TB services.
  • Support the State TB program and the sub-awardee to create awareness and demand for TB services.
  • Lead and participate in capacity building activities for public and private (formal and informal) TB service providers.
  • Support the State TB program to accelerate case finding initiatives, coordinate prompt enrolment, treatment initiation and monitoring of all diagnosed Drug Susceptible and Drug Resistant TB patients in the State.
  • Organize & conduct regular health facility and community supervision for delivery of high-quality TB services to beneficiaries, as outlined in the National guidelines,
  • Coordinate timely data collection, collation and reporting and support state TB program in routine data review, analysis, presentation and utilization.
  • Support and facilitate Public Private Mix supervision and TB-HIV collaboration within the State.
  • Regularly track the timely implementation of State work plan and budget.
  • Periodically prepare reprogramming plans to ensure the alignment of new strategies to the project objectives.
  • Deploy appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress in program implementation and utilization of resources and guide staff and Sub-awardees as appropriate.
  • Assist the Project Headquarters in coordinating the project to meet Key Performance indicators (KPI) and for LON impact in line with defined strategies.
  • Ensure the submission of quality project programmatic, Monitoring &Evaluation, financial and Procurement Supply Chain Management reports within the set timelines.
  • Develop technical briefs, reports, presentations, and provide strategic information to IHVN management, the Ministry of Health, relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies, USAID and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure staff and sub-grantees comply with all institutional, administrative and operational policies, procedures and donor regulations as applicable.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned by the Director of Technical Programs and Chief of Party.

Minimum Requirements

  • M.B;B.S. or the relevant Medical degree.
  • Master’s degree or its equivalent or higher degree in public health, health program planning and management, or other relevant field preferred.
  • At least five years of professional experience in TB and other public health program implementation, developing and managing partnerships, including brokering public-private partnerships.
  • Proven experience in leadership, capacity building, planning and management.
  • Demonstrable experience in successful implementation of USAID or other donor-funded programs designed to strengthen the health sector at national and/or sub-national government levels.
  • Experience in working with key stakeholders in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos or other South West States.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Strong networking and representational skills;
  • 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.
  • Competent in operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines with high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work
  • 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 the “Deputy 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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