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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 12, 2022
  • At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service-service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face...
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    Forecasting and Supply Planning Advisor

    Job Description / Scope of Work

    This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Forecasting and Supply Planning Advisor to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.  

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

    • Provide technical leadership and support to the National and State Governments and partners in the development of health products forecast and supply plans with periodic reviews to inform funding requirements, financial gap analysis and resource mobilization. 
    • Facilitate on assumptions building activities that will guide the development of health product forecast and supply plans to meet the needs of clients. 
    • Support advocacy to Governments on funding requirements for health commodities procurement and appropriate use for service delivery.  
    • Facilitate capacity building of Government and implementing partners on forecasting and supply planning processes including the development, review, and implementation of standard operating procedures for these activities. 
    • Support quarterly update and submission of Quantimed and PipeLine databases to the GHSC-PSM Home Office on specific health commodities to inform procurement decision and funding mobilization.  
    • Support update and submission of quarterly supply plan reports using current logistics data and program assumptions that will guide procurements.   
    • Provide technical support to health program procurement and supply management technical working group (PSM-TWG) meetings on supply chain activities around data visibility and use, product selection, regimen analysis and product use. 
    • Collaborate with Procurement and Sourcing teams to manage client’s expectations on product availability based on updated supply plan. 
    • Collaborate with M&E team to develop and update necessary tools needed for logistics data management and performance monitoring.  
    • Develop and deliver appropriate supply chain presentations and reports on current situations, innovations and supply chain solutions that will promote commodity security and sustainable systems. 
    • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.  
    • Support achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.  
    • Perform other tasks as directed by Forecasting and Supply Planning Manager.   

    Job Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Supply chain operations and equivalent is required. Master’s Degree preferred  
    • Five years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in an international healthcare supply chain management environment and in logistics and supply chain management for both ambient and cold chain laboratory commodity  
    • A good understanding of the Nigeria health system; including PCR laboratory network for viral load testing and early Infant diagnosis.  
    • Highly analytic and proficient in the use of advanced MS Excel for analysis to guide engagement with stakeholders; and other evidence-based decisions to support commodity security.  
    • Ability to solve problems and manage stakeholder expectations.  
    • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, FP & MNCH programs desired. 
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor and train in health supply chain programs 
    • Strong analytical and problem -solving skills. 
    • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired 
    • A proven ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team. 
    • Ability to use forecasting and supply planning tools (e.g. Quantimed & PipeLine) is highly desired. 
    • Ability and willingness to travel in the field 
    • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project preferred.  
    • Fluency in English is required 


    • The Forecasting and Supply Planning Advisor will report directly to the Forecasting and Supply Planning Manager.  

    Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment:

    • This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria. 

    Method of Application

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