Senior Administrative Officer at the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria

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.

To further uphold our commitment to providing excellent services in the sector, we are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Senior Administrative Officer

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time
Scheduled Work Time: Monday - Friday (Flexibility, willing to travel and work weekends)
Reports To: Admin Manager
Operational Contacts: IHVN Staff

Position Overview

  • Under the supervision of the Admin Manger, The Senior Admin Officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the administrative units, implementation of general administrative and resource management tasks as delegated by the supervisor.

They also perform the following roles: 

  • Provide a range of administrative and support services to meet the operational needs of the organization
  • Manage the day-to-day personnel and administrative operations of the Office.
  • Ensure that the working environment is healthy and respectful, and free from hazard or security risks.
  • Respond to and resolve complex enquiries and issues to ensure the provision of accurate information and timely and effective resolution of issues
  • Coordinate and manage records and databases, complying with administrative systems, processes and policies, to ensure that all information is accurate, stored correctly and accessible
  • Develop, implement and monitor office systems, procedures and methods, adapting processes and as required, to facilitate efficient team/unit operations in line with organization standards, policies and procedures
  • Gather and collate information for, and prepare documentation and reports for the unit
  • Ensure the provision of resources (human, material and services) necessary to support the day-to-day activities of the staff in the office.
  • Any other roles assigned by the Admin Manager


  • A senior officer’s roles include managing schedules and budgets, gathering and analyzing data, supervising and coordinating activities, addressing concerns and issues, resolving them efficiently and promptly to prevent adverse effects on the operations of the company, achieving successful audits for external and internal examinations, and encouraging staff to achieve goals while following the company’s regulations and policies.

Education and Experience

  • B.Sc. in any Social Science Course
  • Masters/Certification in Office management is an added advantage
  • 8 years post NYSC work experience.

Required competencies:
Core requirements:

  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the practices or concepts associated with the field of work and applies appropriately depending on the assignment or issue
  • Keeps abreast of current developments and demonstrates an awareness of new practices and approaches by utilizing this knowledge in related work activities
  • Seeks out and effectively utilizes available resources when completing work assignments
  • Works within available guidelines or approaches, but knows how to adjust or adapt methods depending on the result required


  • Ability to convey information verbally and in writing to foster, encourage and facilitate open communication.

Examples of behaviors associated with this competency include, but are not limited to:

  •  Speaks to internal and external clients and colleagues in a respectful manner
  •  Develops written communications and uses them appropriately
  •  Expresses information clearly in one-on-one conversations and groups and accurately interprets information
  • Fosters, encourages and facilitates open communication and creates an atmosphere of open expression.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Application Letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae as one Microsoft Word document to "The Assistant Director, Human Resources" via: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

Note: 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.


Application Deadline 14th December, 2023.