Program Manager (Technical) Adult / Pediatric HIV at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

Posted on: Tue 21-05-2024

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and cancer through the provision of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, and care and support services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Manager (Technical) Adult / Pediatric HIV

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Full-time

Reports to: Program Manager SI

Operational Contacts: TB Lead, Program Management Team, Project Director.


  • The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), through funding from The Global Fund (GF), will be implementing the Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant, a combined TB &HIV effort pivotal to transforming TB & HIV programs.
  • Under the leadership and coordination of the National AIDS and STDs Control Programme (NASCP), the National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), this project will increase the identification of all forms of TB cases in the community and ensure prompt access to high-quality, patient-centered prevention and treatment through a Nationwide coverage of TB Public-Private Mix active TB case finding effort, and Community TB testing. The HIV component of the grant will focus on four states (Ebonyi, Anambra, Kwara, and Gombe) for end-to-end HIV comprehensive services, community PMTCT scale-up in all states, PrEP in the four GF-supported states and in other states where PEPFAR IPs will be operating, and support harm reduction program (specifically needles and syringes) in 12 states. Other focus areas include Health Systems Strengthening/Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) and National level support activities.

Position Overview

The Program Manager (Technical) Adult /Pediatric HIV) will ensure high-quality Pediatric/Adolescent and Adult HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services in the program.

Description and Objectives:

Under the supervision of the Project Director, GF-GC7 Grant, the PM will collaborate closely with Sub-Recipients, NASCP, and other relevant stakeholders to provide technical oversight of the Sub-Recipients’ day-to-day implementation of all HIV prevention, care, and treatment strategies toward achieving the UNAIDS (95-95-95) targets and providing guidance for program implementation according to the National Treatment Guidelines and policies.


  • Coordinate HIV program implementation across the supported states and facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance to colleagues, HIV sub-recipients, and other stakeholders for effective program implementation across the treatment cascades.
  • Supervise treatment activities while ensuring that evidence-based, high-impact, cost-effective interventions to improve HIV (across the three 95s) services, including but not limited to HIV/TB prevention services, case finding, contact tracing, innovations in treatment (retention and viral suppression), and NCD integration of HIV services.
  • Carry out close coordination, collaboration, advocacy, alignment, and integration to improve services.
  • Provide technical guidance to sub-recipients and healthcare providers to render effective and efficient quality of care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV): adults, adolescents, and children.
  • Provide technical guidance for effective and efficient HIV prevention and treatment services.
  • Ensure that routine mentorship is offered to healthcare providers and volunteers to build their capacity to make effective referrals and linkages.
  • Plan and coordinate activities of state and site staff, Adhoc staff, and volunteers.
  • Data analysis and interpretation for management decision
  • Develop and design HIV strategic plans, narrative reports, and proposals.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders: the Government of Nigeria, the Global Fund, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and other Implementing Partners.
  • Ensure representation at high-level technical meetings.
  • Represent the Project Director and EM in high-level meetings, with the ability to make high-quality presentations in meetings.

Education and Experience

  • Master's level / Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology, with a  Medical Degree.
  • At least six years of experience working with HIV programs at various levels, planning and managing projects.
  • Experience in building capacity at individual and organizational levels.
  • Excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English,
  • Fundamental skills in project planning, design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to deliver under pressure without guidance.
  • Ability to meet deadlines according to laid-down rules.
  • Stakeholder management skills and ability to appropriately represent the organization by engaging with donors and other stakeholders.
  • Good experience using Ms. Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applicable software related to the position.

Required Competencies:

  • Good communication (oral and written) and facilitation skills with proficiency in computer programming – Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation skills, and video conferencing are required.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and good inter and intrapersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in program narrative and proposal writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
  • Ability to evaluate data and prepare quality reports, often under pressure and in complex situations.
  • Being goal-oriented with the ability to plan and organize, make decisions, manage time, and practice critical thinking.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • High impact influencing and persuasive skills, and able to represent the organization to donors and other stakeholders.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one Microsoft Word document to "the Assistant Director, Human Resources," via: [email protected] using the position applied for and location as the subject of the email.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

IHVN is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.