iplus Consortium is recruiting for fulltime State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant -LGA Data.
iplus Consortium - The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration project which is funded by the Global Fund is designed to improve patient access and availability of medicines - through visibility, control and efficient last mile delivery. The project will also ensure tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State, Donors, Public & Private Sector, and across commodities - HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines. i+consortium, which comprises international and local organizations is responsible for the establishment of functional Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) and deployment of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools at State and LGA levels.
The consortium will be supporting the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) within the Food and Drugs Services (FDS) Department of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in achieving its set objectives of having a streamlined, cost effective and ultimately more sustainable National Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant - LGA Data
Location: Zamfara Reports to: The NSCIP through the Zonal Logistics consultants
The State LMCU consultant, in collaboration with the State team, will provide technical support for the strengthening of the Logistics management coordination units and improving related supply chain systems at the State and LGA levels.
The State LMCU consultant will be based in the LMCU office under the Directorate of Pharmaceutical services in the State of deployment.
The key role of the LGA and Data Consultant will be to support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholders.
In addition, the consultant will work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practices and support LGA coordination.
The State LMCU Consultant shall under the supervision of the PSM Specialist, and in collaboration with other PSM staff, carry out the following activities.
Support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA LMCU units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholders
Support effort to improve all data quality indices timeliness, accuracy and completeness and support improvement of data quality through on the desk review and onsite validation
In collaboration with the LMCU, coordinate supply chain implementation and stakeholders at LGA levels towards integration in line with the NSCIP’s strategic objectives across all health programs work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practices
Support LGA coordination efforts by the State LMCUs
Support the LMCU in the roll out of a standardized Logistics Management Information
System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making across all levels of project implementation
Work with the LMCU to facilitate the routine data collection, validation, collation, analysis and dissemination for informed decision making
Coordinate facility audits to address non-conformant practices by improving issues visibility that will drive performance improvement at the SDP level
Facilitate monitoring the last mile deliveries of medicines and health products
Track and document supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at LGA levels
Support the LMCU in monitoring and supportive supervision activities to health facilities
Provide periodic project reports and follow up on identified priority action points for system improvement at the LGA and primary facility levels
Support the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LMCU capacity to conduct audits, lead operational improvements, train facility staff, collate data, provide reports, apply better inventory techniques and manage performance
Support LGAs in the maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programs
Participate in supply chain meetings at LGA levels (and relevant State level) and report outcomes including relevant action points
Conduct assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain performance improvement at LGA levels
Contribute to routine reports for LGA level project activities and documentation of project successes
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Min Required Experience:
Bachelor in Pharmacy, Public Health Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics Management or other related sciences
3-4 years working experience in health programs and/or supply-chain industry, preferably in supply chain management for medical supplies
Demonstrated experience in supporting activities at State and LGA levels related to supply chain especially in collaboration with the State Ministry of Health
A Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management or related fields will be an added advantage
Able to work both in a team and to be self-managing.
Ability to work under pressure and deliver project deliverables within stipulated timelines
Knowledge of Microsoft office package (such as excel, word, and PowerPoint) and internet proficiency.
Understanding of predominant Nigerian language within State (particularly northern States) is also strongly desired
Ability and willingness to travel within Nigeria and to spend extended periods of time in the field.
Method of Application Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job.
Please indicate the title of post applied for and location in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
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