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  • Posted: Sep 16, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
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  • Vision. The work of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) at Georgetown University results in a world in which all countries assure conditions for achieving health equity. Mission. CGHPI serves countries to sustainably improve their population’s health and wellbeing and safeguard against health-related threats by advancing use of evidence through human-centered enterprise architecture for achievement of equity and social justice.
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    Advisor - Pharmacy & Supply Chain

    Job Overview

    • The incumbent will Support / Lead the overall planning, implementation, and delivery of high-quality supply chain management and pharmaceutical care, pharmacovigilance, and differentiated service delivery services as well as the implementation of an efficient health commodity logistics system for the ACE project in accordance with donor requirements and stipulated guidelines of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
    • S/he will oversee the inventory management and mitigation of medication shortages by leveraging technology and predictive ordering processes

    Responsibilities

    • Provide supportive supervision, capacity building, and mentorship to the health supply chain team
    • Coordinate the activities and functions of the health supply chain team to ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities required on the NPHIIA grant
    • Organize and conduct training of program staff on logistics management and pharmaceutical management.
    • Forecast commodity needs for the program
    • Develop and maintain systems and mechanisms for the acquisition and delivery of health and non-health commodities that are most appropriate to the needs of the Nigeria NPHIIA Program and field staff.
    • Support the health Supply chain specialists to implement best practices in commodity management (e.g. storage, inventory management, waste drive, etc.) of health commodities and other related improvements and recommendations identified during assessments.
    • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving a logistics management information system and an electronic inventory control system of stocking and tracking commodities.
    • Responsible for designing coordinated systems for the transportation of health commodities, reporting, and forecasting delivery times and performance analysis to reduce stock-outs, eliminate wastes and lower costs.
    • Support the generation of harmonized LMDs, tracking of order status, stock status analysis, and post-gap analysis for all supported states
    • Responsible for directing outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities of the ACE project; ensuring health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner and that all required inventory checks are conducted, and all variances reconciled.
    • Support the provision of technical support in strengthening pharmacy systems and pharmacists’ capacity on pharmacy best practices and quality pharmaceutical care in the areas of PMTCT, ART, TB care, and reproductive health including ensuring drug inventory management across supported sites.
    • Support the state-level implementation, monitoring, service quality governance, and reporting of CPARP, CARC, and other DSD models.
    • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) and GON at the national level
    • Coordinate the pharmaceutical care and pharmacovigilance aspects of the HIV care and treatment program.
    • Prepare periodic narrative/reports to be submitted to key stakeholders.
    • Support and advise the line manager on all Pharmaceutical and supply chain issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the line manager.
    • Perform any other duties assigned.

    Requirements
    Education:

    • Minimum of Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Supply Chain Management or Public Health is required

    Prior Work Experience:

    • Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with USAID reporting requirements.
    • five-seven years of substantive and progressively responsible professional experience working in the pharmaceutical supply chain, HIV/AIDS commodity, and logistics management.
    • Supply chain experience working with the Government of Nigeria at the national, state, and/or facility level is required

    Job Knowledge:

    • In-depth professional knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the assignment is required.
    • This includes a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical and supply chain management issues in Nigeria and the approaches to address them.
    • The job holder should have knowledge of the country's government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations.
    • Solid working knowledge of management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is critical to the success of this position

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and an extensive range of contacts with donors, other Implementing Partners, Ministry of Health officials, and non-governmental organization counterparts.
    • Must possess high-quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficiency in relation to significant economic, political, and social trends in Nigeria.
    • Ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important and complex projects.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are also required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: kd.cghpi@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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