Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) Job Recruitment in Nigeria [2 new]

Latest jobs vacancies at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) this May 2022 in Nigeria

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.

Latest jobs vacancies at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) this

Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) Job Vacancies 

May 2022. Adhoc Program Assistant

Job Title: Adhoc Program Assistant | Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) | Location: Nigeria
Department: Laboratory
Unit: Clinical Laboratory

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Summary / Overview

  • The Adhoc Program Assistant, will report to the HOD clinical laboratory services and work closely with the HIV DR sequencing unit.
  • S/he will take part in routine analytical work in the HIV DR sequencing lab.
  • S/he will be involved in the receipt of samples and reagents, keeping of sample inventory, documentation of laboratory processes, sample preparation for genomic analysis and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Select and label samples in preparation for testing.
  • Maintain all laboratory records.
  • Sample preparation for genomic analysis and other duties as assigned.
  • Document all activities, results and report to laboratory management.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.
  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the execution of targets within agreed timelines.
  • Follow methodologies and standard operating procedures in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.

Requirements

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.MLS) and related fields Biochemistry, of Microbiology (B.Sc.)
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Systems is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
1st May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining their suitability for the position to the “Deputy Director, Human Resources”through this email address: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Health Economics Research Assistant

Location: Anambra
Contract: Fixed-term 12 months
Department: Laboratory Services
Reports To: Dr. Sam Peters

Overview

  • The Laboratory Services Department has recently been awarded a Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) service contract to conduct an evaluation of the CIFF HIV self-testing investment in Uganda and Nigeria.
  • The project evaluation team/consortium comprises a total of four research partners, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, LSTM (UK), the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research, CeSHHAR (Zimbabwe), the Infectious Disease Institute, IDI (Uganda) and the Institute of Human Virology, IHVN (Nigeria).
  • The HIV ST 10X investment aims to accelerate a self-care revolution to de-medicalize HIV testing and prevention within broader sexual & reproductive health. Governments will experience how de-medicalization can relieve pressure on the health system, with knock-on effects for the broader self-care agenda. The specific objectives of the investment are:
    • Catalyze a 10X growth in the self-testing market from 5M to 50M tests used a year in low- and middle-income countries by 2025.
    • Link more than 2.7M HIV-positive people to treatment between 2020 and 2025 and millions more to the HIV prevention and sexual health services they need.
  • To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitably qualified candidate to fill in the position of a Health Economist Research Assistant.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collating financial expenditures data from implementing partners to facilitate top-down costing.
  • Collection of distribution site-level economic cost and other resource use data.
  • Collection of HIVST distribution and other M&E/outputs data.
  • Conducting facility/site observations & time and motion analysis.
  • Conducting cost data entry into spreadsheets and models.
  • Working with team leads to process and analyze cost data.
  • Working with team leads to disseminate costing results including reports and publications.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensuring all aspects of work are in line with Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Maintaining high-quality data collection and documentation standards.

Qualifications

  • Health Economics, Economics or another Social Science Degree (Master’s Degree an added advantage)
  • Current and valid certificate in Good Clinical Practice and Ethics is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Experience working in a reproductive health research environment
  • Demonstrated experience collecting economic cost data.
  • Good knowledge of use of Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent organizational skills and good timekeeping.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary research team environment.
  • Knowledge and behaviors that support equality, diversity, and inclusive practice
  • Promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice in all aspects of work undertaken.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining their suitability for the position to the “Deputy Director, Human Resources”through this email address: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Research Assistant, HIV-ST Evaluation 2022

Location: Anambra

Background

  • The HIV ST Evaluation aims to accelerate self-care revolution to de-medicalize HIV testing and prevention within broader sexual & reproductive health.
  • Governments will experience how de-medicalization can relieve pressure on the health system, with knock-on effects for the broader self-care agenda. The specific objectives are:
    • Catalyze a 10X growth in the self-testing market from 5M to 50M tests used a year in low- and middle-income countries by 2025.
    • Link more than 2.7M HIV-positive people to treatment between 2020 and 2025 and millions more to the HIV prevention and sexual health services they need.
  • To execute this project, IHVN is seeking suitable and qualified candidate to fill in the position of a Research Assistant.

Summary / Overview

  • The Research Assistant: HIV-ST-EVALUATION, will take part in the research and routine analytical work in the virology section.
  • S/he will be involved in administration of questionnaire, maintaining records of receipt of samples and reagents, sample inventory, and documentation of data collected.
  • The Assistant should strictly adhere to ethical standards in the conduct of this evaluation and other duties as assigned by the Head of the Unit to whom she/he will report.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintaining quality control standards to preserve the integrity of data and findings
  • Scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Getting a convenient place to conduct interviews and getting permission from all participants.
  • Analyzing data using various statistical methods.
  • Writing reports to summarize data and the implications of the results.
  • Document all activities, results and report to Project Coordinator.
  • Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing.
  • Comply with the correct procedures, policies, and health and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the execution of deliverables to meet targets within agreed time lines.
  • Follow methodologies and standard operating procedures in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Stay informed with the latest industry trends, techniques, and best practices.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Social Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have participated in a research project within the past three years.
  • Computer literacy and experience with data Information Systems.
  • Highly organized with good time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience working with Key and Vulnerable Population is a distinct advantage
  • Must be from the South East geopolitical zone OR thorough knowledge of the terrain, and particularly knowledge of Anambra state will be a clear advantage.
  • Must be fluent in Igbo language.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Application Closing Date
7th April, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining their suitability for the position to the “Deputy Director, Human Resources”through this email address: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Data Manager

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: Contract

Overview of Project
Epidemiological Resources and Investigation Consultancy (ERIC Institute) LTD, is an epidemiological research and public health consultancy firm based in Nigeria, in collaboration with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and African Academy of Sciences, will be implementing a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded piloting of a Maternal and Child Health Research Project called the Kaduna Infant Development (KID) Birth Cohort Study. The project’s primary goal is to investigate the environmental factors that contribute to the development of childhood stunting in Nigeria

Globally, almost a quarter of under-five children are stunted, and Africa contributes to a third of the global burden of childhood stunting (impaired growth and development). Stunting predominantly occurs in the first 1000 days of life and often begins during pregnancy. The maternal and child health research project will be conducted in Northern Nigeria to provide insight on intrauterine exposures that could adversely impact prenatal and postnatal growth. The two-year project which started in December 2021 will end in November 2023 and will be implemented in Kaduna State of Nigeria.

Summary

  • The right candidate to fill this position will provide research technical support to the Principal Investigator in implementing research activities.
  • S/he will take the lead in developing data capturing tools, field-testing, data collection and management processes.
  • Furthermore, s/he will develop data analysis plan and conduct appropriate data analyses and participate in knowledge generation and utilization efforts.
  • S/he will report to the Research Coordinator/Program Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for reviewing all study data from the KID Birth Cohort Study for validity and accuracy of data, collect missing information for data analysis.
  • Design, implement, and track queries; coordinate with other research staff to resolve data problems.
  • Manage, reformat, enter, edit, merge and maintain data in preparation for analysis.
  • Program data validation checks.
  • Program, test, maintain and update data entry applications for manual data entry or electronic data capture.
  • Plan, implement, and document data audits and data quality site visits.
  • Responsible for maintaining all study forms.
  • Contribute to preparing presentations and manuscripts for publications.
  • Define and execute processes for identifying potential data problems due to transcription, keying, or recording errors.
  • Use statistical software like R, SAS or STATA to analyze data and prepare weekly reports.
  • Create and manage a data repository for the Child Electronic Growth Monitoring System (CEGROMS) and KID Birth Cohort Study Database.

 Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree, MSc, MPH or MSHS Degree in Data Science, Epidemiology or Implementation Science.
  • At least four years’ experience working in US National Institute of Health (NIH) research studies
  • Data management skills with proven understanding of the principles of data management and administration.
  • IT and database skills with familiarity with modern databases and IT systems and how they work.
  • Analytical skills with proficiency in analyzing large amounts of data.
  • Problem-solving skills to be able to tackle problems under pressure.
  • Communication skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Application Closing Date
30th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV and Cover Letter as a single word document to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.