Date Posted: 27/Nov/2015   Deadline: 10/Dec/2015

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels.

The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is currently recruiting to fill the following position:


Position: Senior Program Officer Maternal, Neonatal and Child Healt (MNCH).

Location: Abuja, Nigeria.


Job Description:

The Senior Program Officer, MNCH will provide administrative, programmatic and logistical support to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Unit of the Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria.

S/he is also expected to spend about 60% of working hours on supervisory and advocacy activities.



Assist in the development and adaptation of guidelines, tools and other relevant materials for use in the national scale up of PMTCT activities in IHVN-supported sites in Nigeria.

Assist in development of program strategies, work plans and their implementation for effective operations of the hub and spoke model of scale up.

Ensure smooth operations and coordination of PMTCT activities at the regional and or state offices.

Forecast and request for PMTCT commodities such as care kits and Mama Packs.

Co-ordinate, track progress, review results and address PMTCT challenges

Mentor doctors, nurses, mentor mothers to provide quality care to HIV+ pregnant women.

Create a sustainable PMTCT team that includes Traditional Birth Attendant to deliver overall quality health care to HIV+ pregnant women.

Ensure that the facility operates a functional and efficient client flow system.

Identify barriers to PMTCT and proffer solutions to these challenges.

Assist and undertake needs assessments of new sites as required.

Facilitate and coordinate all trainings sessions organized for site health care workers.

Provide technical assistance to site and community staff through precepting, monitoring and mentoring.

Facilitate and coordinate the activities of Infant Feeding Counseling activities and training of health care workers at all IHVN supported sites in Nigeria.

Facilitate effective linkages within thematic groups and overall community linkages.

Report all activities to the Program Area Lead and the Director, Community Health department.

Adhere and abide by the ethics and code of conduct of the Institute.


MBBS and Postgraduate Medical Fellowship or MBBS/ RN, RM, BNSc. and a Postgraduate Degree in Public Health with a minimum of 7 years proven work experience and expertise in the implementation of public health programs especially Reproductive Health issues Strong inter-personal and public relations skills

Excellent English language oral and written communication, with proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to communicate with a wide range of personalities is necessary.

Ability to clearly explain available PMTCT services.

Community outreach and engagement talents.

Clear understanding of the health system, Primary Health Care structure and HIV/AIDS.

Supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening Primary Health Centers, local health structures and building local capacities for self-management.

Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should send a detailed Resume and a one page Cover letter as one MS Word document saved with applicants name in the following format e.g., Adamu Maduka Application MNCH Program Officer FCT, explaining suitability to: Associate Director, Human Resources through the email address attached below:



Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email e.g. Senior MNCH Program Officer - Kano.

Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers.

Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 10th December, 2015.

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