Program Officer - Gender Based Violence at the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN)

 Employment Nigeria 02-May-2024 ₦Not Available ABUJA , NGO  

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 prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute aims to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Program Officer - Gender-Based Violence

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time
Reports to: Technical Lead/State Manager
Scheduled Work Time: Monday - Friday (Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends)

Description and Objectives

  • Under the supervision of the State Manager/Project Director, he/ she will ensure the implementation of high-quality Gender Violence and Gender diversity programs according to the National Gender Policy as well as work to ensure that programs align with PEPFAR Gender priority.
  • She/He will provide technical expertise in implementing high-impact interventions to ensure quality service delivery across all program areas.
  • She/He will lead the day-to-day implementation of all GBV programs in the assigned health facility and guide program implementation according to the National GBV Guidelines.


  • Provide technical support in the implementation of GBV program activities about HIV prevention, care & treatment including vulnerable populations in the states.
  • Support, design, and implement a Gender-Based Violence Program according to the PEPAR Gender Strategy to achieve targets for all supported facilities in the state.
  • Working with health facility staff focal persons and colleagues to effectively address program challenges.
  • Develop a GBV work plan for the state and implement the program across the supported facilities coordinate biweekly meetings with GBV focal persons in supported states.
  • Provide mentoring to all state staff on Gender-Based Violence/sexual diversity programming.
  • Serve as Liaison between central and state offices on issues of Gender-Based Violence.
  • Perform other roles or assignments as directed by supervisors, program area leads, and the Director of the Prevention Care and Treatment Department.
  • Facilitate in tracking implementation and reporting of program achievement of all GBV Key performance indicators and unit deliverables.
  • Facilitating the use of the GBV Quality Assurance Tool to conduct assessments for facilities and design GBV quality improvement projects, report writing and collation, and data analysis.
  • Interphase with GON, USG, CBOs, and other relevant stakeholders on GBV at the state level
  • Provide technical assistance in developing program tools, policy, and flow charts for the GBV program.
  • Submit Monthly/Quarterly and annual reports to the supervisor, State Technical Leads,
  • Program Area leads, and Director Prevention Care and Treatment Department for an effective program implementation.
  • Carrying out any other duties/ assignments as directed by supervisors, program area leads, and the Director of the Prevention Care and Treatment Department.

Educational Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be a registered nurse, a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Psychology, Sociology or any related field.
  • The applicant must be registered under the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and must possess a valid practicing license.
  • Master’s Degree in public health will be an advantage.
  • Diploma in Gender studies will be an advantage.

Experience, Skills, and Competencies:

  • 2-5 years’ experience with working Gender Based violence and HIV and AIDS care.
  • Must have working experience in PEFAR Priorities for Gender Program and Gender Diversity
  • Possess the capacity to build interagency cooperation for efficient service delivery.
  • Must have at least two years’ experience with program planning, assessment, and implementation of GBV programs.
  • Proficiency in program narrative and proposal writing, data evaluation, and excellent report writing.
  • Staff must be knowledgeable in the use of WHO gender Quality assessment tools.
  • Ready to work with other program staff as needed to achieve program and organizational goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet organizational targets/goals.
  • Excellent persuasive skills, and good stakeholders’ management track record. Fundamental skills in project planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Must be proactive and deliver quality work on time.
  • Must have working knowledge and experience in conducting GBV LIVES training.
  • Previous experience in HIV-related operational research is an advantage.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary HIV clinical teams for effective service delivery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and fluently in the English language (oral and written) and good inter and intrapersonal communication and facilitation skills.
  •  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office packages, presentation skills, and video conferencing are required.

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.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word format to the Assistant Director, Human Resources via: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  2nd May, 2024.


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  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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