Career Employment at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)


We are pleased to inform you that the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) is currently recruiting for suitably qualified candidates.

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.

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following position:


Job Title: Statistician

Location: Abuja
Department International Research Center of Excellence
Type of Employment Adhoc: Senior Program Officer

Job Purpose

  • The ideal candidate will analyse IRCE datasets and contribute to the statistical analyses sections of scientific manuscripts. S/he should be able to deliver oral presentations to various audiences, to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. The Statistician also ensures that project outputs maintain high-quality standards and that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.
  • S/he will ensure that all output produced meets required standards and complies with the relevant mandates while demonstrating professional competence, and mastery of data analysis concepts and methodologies.
  • The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, professional, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; be capable of managing the work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced research-focused environment.
  • The statistician will lead the data management unit at IRCE.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of the Statistician include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Data analyses for scientific manuscripts
  • Developing statistical analysis plans for grant submissions and new research projects including sample size and power calculations
  • Database development, review and maintenance
  • Statistical computing and modeling, interpretation and discussion of results with research teams.
  • Audit data quality of ongoing IRCE research projects, creation of publication-ready graphs and tables, documentation of data and analyses, interpretation of data.
  • Work with research team to draft the methods and results sections of peer-reviewed papers and reports.
  • Provide guidance on statistical considerations in IRCE’s ongoing research activities.
  • Keep abreast of new data analyses tools, statistical methodologies and software upgrades.
  • Participate in the preparation of statistical outputs and graphs for IRCE’s scientific manuscripts, publications and press releases.
  • Provide training to IRCE staff and collaborators on statistical methods and data analysis.
  • Provide supervision for IRCE Data managers, analysts and associates.
  • Serve as a member of the IRCE data repository and contribute to the initiative to archive data at IRCE.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and IRCE Coordinator.
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  • The Statistician reports directly to the IRCE coordinator and the IRCE Executive Director.

Educational Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics, health informatics or a related field is required.
  • A first level university degree in the relevant area in addition to 3-5 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as very good inter-personal skills.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years’ work experience in data cleaning, compilation, computation and analysis.
  • Ability to carry out sample size and power calculations, contribute to the data analysis sections of grant proposal applications and develop a clear statistical analysis plan for grant submissions.
  • Expertise in creation of databases and use of data management software such as REDCap.
  • Expertise and proven proficiency in statistical (eg STATA, SAS, SPSS, and/or R) and Microsoft packages (particularly Excel and Access)
  • Experience in developing and implementing statistical methodologies is desirable.
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects and balance time-sensitive deliverables is required.
  • Ability to generate data tables, charts, graphs will be a key requirement.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in the use of R statistical package is an added advantage.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office/Excel/Power-point skills.
  • Good budgeting and report writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, and report writing skills
  • Strong organizational, and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Working Conditions

  • The successful applicant will be hired on an initial 6 months trial period which can be terminated if performance and fit for job is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • If 6 months trial period is satisfactory, successful applicant will be retained on contract, renewable every 12 months


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Job Title: Research Data Manager

Location: Abuja (International Research Center of Excellence)
Type of Employment Adhoc: Adhoc – Program Assistant

Job Purpose

  • The Research Data Manager will be responsible for the coordination of study data collection and collation, research database management and data analysis and reporting.
  • The Data Manager will work to provide comprehensive and high quality research data management services.
  • He/She will work with the Data Curation Committee to ensure an effective archiving of data for long term preservation, and maximizing deposit of data in the data repository.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties of the Data Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design research database platforms for relevant new studies at IRCE and manage the study databases of existing studies.
  • Work as part of the IRCE research team contributing to the data management plans of grant applications.
  • Ensure incoming data from study sites is collected and entered into study database in a timely manner.
  • Perform routine data quality checks, data gap analyses, and regular data backup.
  • Prepare scheduled and adhoc data reports as requested by the Principal Investigator.
  • Work to provide interventions for researchers on specific projects while supporting the creation of data management plans, adhering to funding body requirements and promoting the deposit of data in the IRCE data repository.
  • Attend training sessions and study meetings as required.
  • Train research staff on proper use of data collection tools and data analyses methods.
  • Research database management.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative data coding and analysis.
  • Archiving and storage of all data files.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in research data management, establish future requirements and make recommendations to improve and develop the data services offered by IRCE.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Head of the Data Management Unit or the IRCE Coordinator.
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  • Data Manager reports directly to the Principal Investigator to which he or she is assigned and to the Head of the Data Management Unit at IRCE.

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics or public health information management or related fields.
  • Two years’ experience in data management in programming and/or research projects.
  • Proven proficiency in statistical (eg STATA, SAS, SPSS, and/or R) and Microsoft packages (particularly Excel and Access).
  • Ability to generate data tables, charts, graphs will be a key requirement.

Experience and Skills:

  • Able to maintain good interpersonal relationships and communication skills. Ability to integrate into the team and manage interpersonal conflict and personality differences is important.
  • An analytical mindset with problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to absorb new tasks as they arise and are assigned.
  • Previous participation in research studies is an advantage.

Working Conditions

  • The successful applicant will be hired on an initial 6 months trial period which can be terminated if performance and fit for job is deemed unsatisfactory.
  • If 6 months trial period is satisfactory, successful applicant will be retained on contract, renewable every 12 months.

Application Deadline
9th March, 2021

Method of Application for the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN)

Interested and qualified candidates should send detailed Resume and a one page Cover Letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to ” Deputy Director, Human Resources” via:


  • Application must explicitly state the position applied for in the subject of the email.
  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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