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 (NSCIP) is domiciled in the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCM), Department of Food and Drug Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria. The project is also ensuring tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State Ministries of Health, Donors, Public and Private Sectors, across commodities - HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines.
We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Performance Improvement and Coordination Consultant - State Logistics Management Coordination Unit
Locations: Abia, Nasarawa, Cross River, Adamawa, Plateau, Oyo, Taraba
Reports to: The State Director of Pharmaceutical Services (DPS) through the State LMCU Coordinator and to the National LMCU Task Team
- Key role of the consultant is to position the state as supply chain leader i.e. build capacity of State LMCU to integrate all supply chain systems, coordinate all supply chain stakeholders to align their systems and synchronize their activities with the LMCU while driving routine performance improvement.
The State LMCU Consultant, in collaboration with the NPSCMP, State Ministry of Health and PSM stakeholders in the State, shall carry out the following activities:
- Build the capacity of LMCU personnel on supply chain leadership (integration and coordination)
- Integrate all the supply chain systems in the State into the LMCU mainstream
- Influence all supply chain stakeholders (programs, partners, government) to align their systems and synchronize their activities (including work plans) with the LMCU
- Actively search for and manage risks that may affect the successful integration, alignment, synchronization and performance of LMCU activities
- Ensure that all activities performed in the LMCU transcend output towards expected outcomes i.e. build capacity of LMCU to effectively manage both out-sourced and owned activities
- Build the capacity of the designated State Performance Improvement and Coordination (PIC) officer to perform the duties of an NSCIP modelled PIC officer
- Use the risk and issue visibility report to determine appropriate interventions required to resolve issues and mitigate risks
- Influence and support the relevant supply chain partners and other stakeholders to resolve identified issues and mitigate risks
- Prepare and submit summary supply chain performance improvement reports on key indicators i.e. (reporting rate, stock out rate, wastage rate and LMCU funding rate)
- Prepare all periodic reports as may be required by the State and NSCIP
- Monitor, track and document supply chain indicators based on performance monitoring framework at state level
- Participate in state monitoring and supervisory visits (MSVs)
- Perform any other duties as assigned
Min Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Min Qualification: Bachelor's Degree/HND
Desired Courses: Not Specified
- Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Logistics Management or other health related degree
- 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.
Application Closing Date
26th March, 2019.
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 to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please indicate the title of post applied for and location in the subject line of the email.
- 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.
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.