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Job Openings at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

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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.

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Job Title: Program Officer, Laboratory – Biotech Unit

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

Job Summary

  • The Program Officer Clinical Laboratory- Biotech Unit will assist the Biotech Unit Head in Biosafety cabinet (BSC) certification and in the installation, maintenance, and calibration of Laboratory ancillary equipment in IHVN-supported Laboratories.
  • Make daily reports of day-to-day activities at the IHVN equipment calibration centre/workshop and update Laboratory equipment inventory.

Description and objectives

  • He or She will serve as the Biotech Engineer supporting equipment maintenance across supported Laboratories.
  • S/He under the supervision of the HoU-Biotech and guided by the HoD Laboratory, is tasked with Biosafety hood certifications, support installation, upkeep, and calibration of ancillary laboratory equipment in IHVN-supported laboratories.
  • The objective is to enhance and reinforce sustainable equipment maintenance, ultimately improving the functionality of equipment in supported facilities and the overall laboratory program.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support in BSC Certification
  • Carry out installation, Testing, and calibration of laboratory ancillary equipment (Pipette microscope, Autoclave, incubator, freezers, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Carry out corrective, preventive and breakdown maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Train laboratory staff on the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and efficiency of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain inventory for laboratory equipment and calibration tools.
  • Carryout equipment calibration at IHVN equipment Center/workshop
  • Generate Technical report.
  • Prepare monthly and annual work plans for laboratory equipment maintenance.
  • Any other task(s) assigned by the Head of Unit.

Required competencies

  • Must be a graduate B.Sc, B.Tech or HND in Physic, Engineering, or any related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in installations, calibration and maintenance of Laboratory equipment.
  • Must have metrology certification.
  • NSF biosafety cabinet basic certification will be an added advantage.
  • Must be proficient in the use of data analytical software.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or others.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft Word format to “The Assistant Director, Human Resources” via: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Assistant, Clinical Laboratory – Quality Management

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

Job Summary

  • The Program Assistant Clinical Laboratory-QMS will provide technical and programmatic assistance to support facilities in the State. Specifically work with facilities to implement accreditation preparedness and QMS.
  • He/she will work with Tier leads, Cluster teams and SLOs to implement laboratory continuous quality improvement activities and ensure laboratory program targets are met and report and reported accordingly.

Description and objectives

  • Under the supervision of the State Laboratory Lead, HoU lab QMS and HoD Laboratory, the Program Assistant Clinical lab – QMS will provide technical support, mitigation, monitoring, and evaluation., at the state level to implement high-quality laboratory program activities with a primary focus on laboratory technical areas of comprehensive HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, COVID-19 and NCDs program deliverables.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support, mitigation, supervision, and monitoring of laboratory field operations in the state.
  • Work with facility QA officers/ESM leads to monitor the quality of laboratory operations and testing in supported facilities.
  • Track the implementation of a Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS)
  • Assist facility staff in overseeing day-to-day laboratory operations to ensure compliance with regulatory bodies and ISO 15189 standards.
  • Support the QA officers to design and implement oversight practices, such as testing, inspections, working with site officers and state teams to prepare the labs for accreditation.
  • Prepare detailed reports for the unit and tracking return of EQA reports from facilities.
  • Collate, review and report facility reports (site visits, monthly/quarterly narrative, data, mentoring and supervision, etc.)
  • Ensure timely submission of laboratory deliverables and reports to the HQ.
  • Maintain effective communication with the IHVN Headquarters Laboratory department.
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of laboratory activities.

Education

  • B. Sc Degree or degree in Medical Laboratory Science (B.MLS or AIMLS)
  • A master’s degree is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Have at least 2 years’ working experience working in the lab.
  • Experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service delivery.
  • Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals in assigned geographical areas within the State.
  • Previous experience in HIV program implementation, especially laboratory field activities, and Quality assurance is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of current trends and normative guidance (national and international) in HIV clinical care and service delivery.

Required competencies:
Core requirements:

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds and in a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Proficiency in Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic to deliver quality work on time.
  • High impact influencing and persuasive skills, and able to represent the organization to donors and other stakeholders.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft Word format to “The Assistant Director, Human Resources” via: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

 

Job Title: Adhoc Staff, Clinical Laboratory – Biotech Unit

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

Job Summary

  • The Adhoc Clinical Laboratory – Biotech Unit will assist the Biotech Unit in the installation, maintenance, and calibration of Laboratory ancillary equipment in IHVN-supported Laboratories.
  • Make daily reports of day-to-day activities at the IHVN equipment calibration centre/workshop and update Laboratory equipment inventory.

Description and objectives

  • Under the supervision of the HoU-Biotech and guided by the HoD Laboratory, the Adhoc staff in the Clinical Lab – Biotech Unit will support in routine maintenance of ancillary laboratory equipment in IHVN-supported laboratories.
  • The objective is to enhance and reinforce sustainable equipment maintenance, ultimately improving the functionality of equipment in supported facilities and the overall laboratory program.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to carry out basic troubleshooting on Laboratory equipment.
  • Support Routine maintain of laboratory equipment and the e- inventory.
  • Generate Technical report.
  • Any other task(s) assigned by the Head of Unit.

Required competencies

  • Must be a graduate (BSC, BTech or HND)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft Word format to “The Assistant Director, Human Resources” via: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

 

Job Title: Program Assistant, Clinical Laboratory – Field Operations

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

Job Summary

  • The Program Assistant Clinical Laboratory-Field Operation will provide technical and programmatic assistance to support facilities in the State.
  • He/she will work with Tier leads, Cluster teams and SLOs to implement laboratory continuous quality improvement activities and ensure laboratory program targets are met and report and reported accordingly.

Description and objectives

  • Under the supervision of the State Laboratory Lead, HoU lab. Field Operations and HoD Laboratory, the Program Assistant Clinical lab – Fields Operation will provide technical support, mitigation, monitoring, and evaluation., at the state level to implement high-quality laboratory program activities with a primary focus on laboratory technical areas of comprehensive HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, COVID-19 and NCDs program deliverables.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support, mitigation, supervision, and monitoring of laboratory field operations in the state.
  • Conduct capacity building and site mentorship for facility staff on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, COVID-19, NCDs and all others.
  • Strengthen laboratory diagnostic networks including supporting elements, such as specimen transport, biosafety, Lab CQI and PT.
  • Work closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure samples are moved from facility and community levels to the hubs and the PCR testing laboratories promptly with prompt results retrieval.
  • Collate, review and report facility reports (site visits, monthly/quarterly narrative, data, mentoring and supervision, etc.)
  • Ensure timely submission of laboratory deliverables and reports to the HQ.
  • Maintain effective communication with the IHVN Headquarters Laboratory department.
  • Perform every other duty necessary for the successful implementation of laboratory activities.

Education

  • B. Sc Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (B.MLS or AIMLS)
  • A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Have at least 2 years’ working experience working in the lab.
  • Experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service delivery.
  • Willingness to travel to clinics and hospitals in assigned geographical areas within the State.
  • Previous experience in HIV program implementation, especially laboratory field activities, is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of current trends and normative guidance (national and international) in HIV clinical care and service delivery.

Required competencies:
Core requirements:

  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of different backgrounds and in a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Proficiency in Ms. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic to deliver quality work on time.
  • High impact influencing and persuasive skills, and able to represent the organization to donors and other stakeholders.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft Word format to “The Assistant Director, Human Resources” via: careers@ihvnigeria.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@ihvnigeria.org

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