COVID-19 Vaccination State Coordinator, TB-LON 3 Project needed at Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

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Job title : COVID-19 Vaccination State Coordinator, TB-LON 3 Project jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : July 01, 2022

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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 State Coordinator will address the challenges posed by vaccine hesitancy, and lead the implementation of strategies to rapidly scale-up COVID-19 vaccination in the State.
  • S/He would also strategically support the State Immunization Programs to integrate COVAX vaccination activities into routine immunization programs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of TB-LON 3 COVID-19 immunization scale-up activities in the State.
  • Coordinate the engagement, involvement and linkages of key partners in the State & LGAs to participate in COVAX program.
  • Facilitate state COVID 19 vaccination situation assessment exercise and support the State/LGA team to develop COVAX activity plan.
  • Coordinate the implementation of COVAX activity plan in all the engaged LGAs in the State.
  • Support the State in capacity building of healthcare workers on RCCE to integrate COVID risk communication and vaccine promotion messages into facility service provisions in the state.
  • Represent TB LON 3 on relevant COVID-19 committees and technical working groups in the state.
  • Support TB LON 3 state SI Coordinator to verify COVAX data; and appropriately use data for program review to improve quality and increase performance.
  • Supervise TB LON 3 LGA COVAX monitors in the state.
  • Collate LGA reports on COVAX activities and produce periodic reports on COVAX implementation in the state.
  • Any other duties as assigned by COVAX Manager or TB LON 3 Management

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree in Medical, Health or Social Sciences. Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) will be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination program.
  • At least three years of professional experience working in public health or vaccination programs.
  • Experience in working with key state health stakeholders.
  • Experience with USAID or any other donor will be an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills, with proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong coordination, planning, networking and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as presentation skills, with proven experience in analyzing data and developing PowerPoint presentations and other reports.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. 
  • Innovative, proactive and self-motivated  

How to Apply for this Offer

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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