May 24, 2017
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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is recruiting for fulltime States Coordination Consultant.

Job Details

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: States Coordination Consultant

Vacancy code: VA/2017/B5316/12347
Location: Abuja
Department/office: AFR, GHOH, Nigeria
Contract Type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract Level: LICA Specialist-8
Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension
Job Categories: Programme Management

Job-Specific

  • The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics.
  • As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries.
  • By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.
  • In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health's National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria's supply chain.
  • To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation.
  • The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.

Functional Responsibilities
The role of the state coordination consultant encompasses the following key aspects:

  • Lead in the design and implementation of polices and strategies to ensure that NPSCMP is fully competent to guide the supply chain vision in Nigeria and to conduct audit and other supply chain function such as monitoring and reporting of the stock status situation of health products.
  • Engage with the states to ensure actualisation of integration and scope the next wave of integration opportunities.
  • Support in establishing political support for the project with all relevant stakeholders at National, State and LGA levels.
  • Advocate for federal and state resources, including staff to be provided through programmes required to set up the coordination mechanism and also logistic management coordination units (LMCU), working closely with the LMCU lead and the other team leads.
  • Facilitate capacity building of state team on supply chain management- including technical support on PSM activities at state, LGA and facility level.
  • Regularly track integration programme targets, LMCU progress and indicators and report them periodically.
  • Support the project in the federal and state coordination work streams, initiate the activities that will ensure coordination at all levels.
  • Design programme governance model with the NPSCMP- federal and state donors, senior PR leadership forum.
  • Support and Facilitate Steering Committee Meetings with Donors, PRs and FGoN.
  • State engagement process- with the state and zonal level SCM technical working group-separate state commissioners and directors of FDS forum.
  • Support NPSCMP in identifying resources and funding.
  • Support development of NPSCM audit capabilities for PPP contract management.
  • Support the establishment of NPSCM audit capabilities and make a start on audit and reporting for public and private supply chains.
  • Support the activities of the LMCU Task Teams.

 

    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    5 year(s)

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    Education/Experience/Language Requirements
    Education:

    • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, and related field.

    Experience:

    • 5 years of relevant work experience in Coordination of supply chain management in the development world. Experience working with the relevant health programs ATMRH would be an added advantage.
    • Experience in engagement of PSM stakeholders at National and sub-national levels
    • Knowledge of donor government environment is required.
    • Proficiency in supply management system tracking and design.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
    • Excellent in communication, presentation and technical writing skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Language:

    • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

    Competencies:

    • Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
    • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
    • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
    • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
    • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    Functional competencies:

    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting.
    • Excellent in communication, presentation and technical writing skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Note

    • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time.
    • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
    • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Mandatory cover letter: All applicants are requested to support their application by a one-page cover letter explaining the skills, experiences and characteristics that make them especially suited to the advertised position.

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