COVID-19 LGA Coordinator, (COVAX LGA Coordinator) TB-LON 3 Project at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: COVID-19 LGA Coordinator, (COVAX LGA Coordinator) TB-LON 3 Project (20)

Locations: Lagos & Oyo
Department: Office of the CEO
Reports to: COVAX State Coordinator, TB-LON 3 Project

Job Description

  • The TB-LON 3 Project is a USAID-funded Award that is a revolutionary program working with communities, facilities and relevant State and National structures to improve access to TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and notification in Lagos, Ogun, Osun and Oyo States; as well as increase domestic financing for TB and strengthen surveillance and integrated reporting across four result areas:
    • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB treatment, DR-TB, and TB/HIV services for a cumulative number of at least 106,576 persons for the life of the activity
    • Strengthened systems and structures for TB detection, treatment and notification with TB service delivery platforms strengthened
    • TB disease transmission and progression reduced
    • TB research and innovations accelerated with improved impact on program implementation.
  • The TB-LON 3 Award is implemented by a consortium with Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) as the Prime Recipient, Society for Family Health as the Sub-Recipient and other Implementing Entities.
  • USAID recently approved additional funding for this Award to scale up COVID-19 vaccination activities in 2 States.

Job Summary

  • The COVAX LGA Monitor will support and ensure widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations to unvaccinated individuals at community and facility levels in the LGA.
  • S/He would also strategically support the integration of COVAX vaccination activities into PHCs routine immunization programs in the assigned LGA.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Check and maintain the implementation process of TB-LON 3 COVAX immunization activities in the LGA.
  • Support capacity building of LGA healthcare workers on RCCE to integrate COVID risk communication and vaccine promotion messages into existing service provisions in the PHCs and outreach programs.
  • Facilitate orientation of engaged LON 3 TB Response partners on vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19 misconceptions; and support integration of COVAX vaccination into TB screening at facility and community level.
  • Provide technical assistance for LGA COVAX vaccination outreach activities, facility based vaccination activities and house to house visits.
  • Support the integration of TB screening into all COVAX vaccination activities in the LGA – facility and community level.
  • Ensure proper documentation of COVAX activities, spot checking of COVAX documentation tools and timely reporting of COVAX activities data.
  • Document COVAX activities and produce weekly reports on COVAX activities in the LGA and report challenges to COVAX State Coordinator where necessary.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the State Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree in Health, Social Sciences or Humanities
  • Good knowledge of COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination program.
  • At least two years of professional experience working in public health or vaccination programs.
  • Experience in working at the grass root.
  • Very good knowledge of MS word, excel, power point etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Yoruba

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability to engage people, organize activities and conduct community events.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Yoruba
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Innovative, proactive and self-motivated

Application Closing Date
1st July, 2022.

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 Deputy Director, Human Resources through this email address: careers@ihvnigeria.org state the position applied for in the subject of the email.

Note

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

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