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  • Posted on: 29 December, 2014 Deadline: 6 January, 2015
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  • This position is advertised by UNOPS on behalf of the Global Fund and the level and remuneration are based on the Global Fund’s applicable scales and policies.

    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 Nigerian 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.

    Our Client is a consortium of International Health Projects Funding Agencies collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health and Principal Recipients of the Global Fund in Nigeria. 

    The Consortium intends to support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project Office in Abuja.  In this regard, there is a need to fill key positions in the project office. Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitable qualified individuals.

    Project Manager

     

    Functional Responsibilities

    The role of the Project Manager encompasses the following key aspects:

    • Assist in the establishment of political support at all levels for the project with the Federal State and LGA Governments, the CCM, Principal Recipients, Implementers and other relevant stakeholders,
    • Successfully lead the Nigeria supply chain integration project by overseeing the designing, implementing and aligning of the implementation roadmap as directed by the National Coordinator/Steering Committee,
    • In collaboration with Government and donors, raise co-funding among partners, allocate resources and establish/coach the  Project implementation team in Abuja,
    • Communicate strategy to key internal and external stakeholders and position in-country supply chain as a key focus area,
    • Lead and act as the interface between the Government, implementers, development partners and other stakeholders in the delivery of the supply chain integration project,
    • Provide regular progress updates on the milestones reached in the integration of supply chains as per the workplans,
    • Support in the management of personnel performance under the PMO and consultants in liaison with the relevant donors and key partners involved in the integration to ensure they meet their deliverables,
    • In collaboration with National Product Supply Chain Management Programme  (NPSCMP), Food and Drug services department (FMOH), agree and review detailed plans of the integration project,
    • Oversee Project contracting strategy,
    • In collaboration with NPSCMP, agree and review detailed project briefs per stream and key activity,
    • Design of  project team, roles, skills need and options for sourcing,
    • In collaboration with NPSCMP, establish Abuja office facilities,
    • Assist in the local identification and appointment of key local Project roles and kick-off,
    • Design Programme governance model   e.g. Federal & State, stakeholders, donors,
    • Review and lead implementation of activity plans including active risk management,
    • Manage the design and implementation of supply chain interventions,
    • Report periodically to the National Coordinator NPSCMP.  

     

    Competencies

     

    Technical Competencies:

    • Project Management: Expert level of project management in complex multi-sectorial projects; ability to gather relevant input, analyze data/facts from appropriate sources and learn from best practices in order to inform project design,
    • Financial Management: Knowledge of project financing and financial processes; ability to prepare, justify and manage budgets; monitoring expenditures and use of cost-benefit thinking to set priorities,
    • Negotiation: ability to lead negotiations to effective alignment of the program into the national strategy; identify cost reductions, eligibility and counterpart financing strategies;  ability to negotiate increases in national investments and to assess capacities of the nominated key implementers;
    • Program implementation management: Identify different ways to establish cross controls and quality checks; ability to anticipate potential risks, especially those related to misuse of funds; have good understanding of procurement and supply of goods and services;
    • Political awareness: Knowledge/sensitivity on local social, political, economic realities and dynamics in order to use appropriate influencing and dialogue strategies; ability to share relevant information with others, generating a common interest and team working dynamics around main issues; tailor management strategy accordingly and adjust the management response to challenges and problems arising.

    Core Competencies:

    • Personal Effectiveness: Proactively find innovative and creative solutions, be efficient and reliable, adapt to change and uncertainty, be decisive and act with integrity,
    • Working with Others: Build effective internal and external relationships, involve others to solve problems and treat others with consideration and respect,
    • Core Expertise: Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contribute knowledge outside of their immediate role,
    • People Leadership: Effectively motivate, influence and develop others, drive high performance, inspire people by leading by example.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Interpersonal Diplomacy: Ability to recognize and respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive interpersonal situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintain good working relationships among internal and external partners,
    • Motivating Others: Proactively create an environment in which people are highly motivated to perform;
    • Priority Setting: Spend own time and the time of others on what is important, manage prioritie, and resources to achieve goals,
    • Drive for Results: Focus on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. 

     

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    EDUCATION

    Master's degree in a relevant field.

    EXPERIENCE

    Essential
    • Minimum of 15 years in Programme Management & Supply Chain experience in public and private sector,
    • Strong knowledge of African health supply chain systems, stakeholders and networks,
    • Proven ability to manage large multidisciplinary teams,
    • Strong interpersonal skills,
    • Ability to Manage large technical assistance providers and contracts,
    • Proven success working in complex multi-stakeholder environments, requiring decision making abilities with limited information available and under tight deadlines.
    Desirable
    • Excellent relationship with key Nigerian stakeholders in healthcare and very good knowledge of Nigerian health supply chain,
    • Experience in working with partners in the field of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Immunization and Reproductive Health,
    • Experience of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and third party logistics providers.
    LANGUAGE

    An excellent knowledge of English is required for this position, both written and oral.

     

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: International ICA
    Contract level: I-ICA3
    Contract duration: 1 year

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    Warehousing and Distribution Design Specialist

     

    Functional Responsibilities

    The role of the Federal & State Warehousing and Distribution Design Consultant encompasses the following key aspects:

    • Ensure integrated warehousing and distribution concept for health products across all the programmes (HIV, TB, Malaria, Vaccines, Family Planning etc),
    • Lead in the design and implementation of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) models for the Warehouse in a box projects in Abuja and Lagos, and the integrated Zonal level warehouses,
    • Lead in the implementation of an integrated distribution network across all disease programs following a step wise approach, starting with already existing projects under implementation,
    • Identify opportunities to mobilize and pool resources required for the PPP operationalization,
    • Ensure seamless coordination with the other team leads,
    • Map & design future operating model,
    • Run design workshops and field visits to harness best practices (e.g. HIV SCMS, SFH MDS,  TB FLD, Malaria, RMNCH delivery models, Vaccines etc.),
    • Define Abuja/Lagos PPP design (building on good working models already active in Nigeria),
    • Support the collection and analyses data and disseminate findings for decision making,
    • Fast mapping of Abuja & Lagos Zonal hubs demand, supply and supply chain policy data to support RFP process for PPP,
    • Gather data on locations/routes, products, volumes, costs, contracts, people, organisation, capability, capacity, facility conditions,
    • Define PPP funding mechanisms with PR DG Leadership &  Donor input (how Federal Govt., States and donors pay for the PPP and how it might transition over time),
    • Define PPP RF process and run the selection with Donors an GoN,
    • Review and lead implementation of activity plans including active risk management.
    Competencies

    Technical Competencies:

    • Organization & Planning: Ability to handle multiple tasks and recognize priorities, working within tight deadlines,
    • Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook; Word and Excel with knowledge of Power Point desirable, Internet research, 
    • Project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors,
    • knowledge/sensitivity on local social, political, economic realities and dynamics in order to use appropriate influencing and dialogue strategies; Ability to share this information with others, generating a common interest and team working dynamics around this issue; tailor management strategy accordingly and adjust the management response to challenges and problems arising.

    Core Competencies:

    • Personal Effectiveness: Proactively find innovative and creative solutions, be efficient and reliable, adapt to change and uncertainty, be decisive and act with integrity,
    • Working with Others: Build effective internal and external relationships, involve others to solve problems and treat others with consideration and respect,
    • Core Expertise: Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contribute knowledge outside of their immediate role,
    • People Leadership: Effectively motivate, influence and develop others, drive high performance, inspire people by leading by example.
    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    EDUCATION

    A University degree in one or more related areas

    EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • Within 10-15 years’ experience in designing and managing supply chain in a developing country context with emphasis on warehousing and distribution management at a large scale e.g. national or large Private business,
    • Extensive knowledge and experience working in most geographical zones of Nigeria,
    • High level of planning and organization skills,
    • Reliable, innovative, and service-oriented team member with strong interpersonal skills,
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills both with internal and external audiences,
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Desirable

    • 5 years in managing Public Private Partnerships in health care setting,
    • Training in Logistics Management,
    • Strong knowledge of African health supply chain systems, stakeholders and networks.
    LANGUAGE

    An excellent knowledge of English is required for this position.
     
    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
    Contract level: LICA 8
    Contract duration: 1 year

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    States Coordination Specialist

     

    Functional Responsibilities

    The role of the States Coordination Consultant encompasses the following key aspects:

    • Lead in the design and implementation of policies 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 functions such as monitoring and reporting of the stock situation of health products,
    • Engage with  the States in readiness to move towards integration and scope the next wave of integration opportunities,
    • Lead in the establishment and streamlining of the national, zonal and State coordination forums,
    • Support in establishing political support for the project with all relevant stakeholders,
    • Advocate for Federal and State resources, including staff to be provided through programmes required to set up the coordination mechanisms and also the 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 & Facility level,
    • Regularly track integration programme targets and indicators and report them periodically,
    • Support the Project in the Federal & State coordination work streams. Initiate the activities,
    • Design Programme governance model with the NPSCMP –  Federal & State, Donors, Senior PR leadership forum,
    • State engagement process – with the State & Zonal level SCM Technical Working Group + separate State Commissioners & Directors of FDS forum,
    • Support NPSCMP in identifying: resources and funding,
    • Support development of NPSCMP capabilities for PPP contract management,
    • Support the establishment of NPSCMP audit capabilities and focus on reporting for Public and Private Supply chains.

     

    Competencies

    Technical Competencies:

    • Organization & Planning: Ability to plan, organize and coordinate services; Ability to handle multiple tasks and recognize priorities, working within tight deadlines,
    • Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook; Word and Excel with knowledge of Power Point desirable, Internet research, 
    • Project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as external clients and vendors,
    • Sensitivity to confidential matters is required,
    • Knowledge/sensitivity on local social, political, economic realities and dynamics in order to use appropriate influencing and dialogue strategies; Ability to share information with others, generating a common interest and team working dynamics around this issue; tailor management strategy accordingly and adjust the management response to challenges and problems arising.

    Core Competencies:

    • Personal Effectiveness: Proactively find innovative and creative solutions, be efficient and reliable, adapt to change and uncertainty, be decisive and act with integrity,
    • Working with Others: Build effective internal and external relationships, involve others to solve problems and treat others with consideration and respect,
    • Core Expertise: Passion for building and developing core skills for the role and contribute knowledge outside of the immediate role,
    • People Leadership: Effectively motivate, influence and develop others, drive high performance, inspire people by leading by example.

     

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    EDUCATION

    A University degree in related area.

    EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • More than 10 years’ experience in coordinating Federal and State level functions,
    • Extensive knowledge and experience working in most geographical zones of Nigeria,
    • A high level of planning and organization skills,
    • Reliable, innovative, and service-oriented team member with strong interpersonal skills,
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills both with internal and external audiences,
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure and meet deadlines,
    • Experience in influencing in complex multi-stakeholder environment. 

    Desirable

    • Previous experience in Civil Service,
    • Excellent relationship with key Nigerian stakeholders in healthcare and very good knowledge of Nigerian health supply chain,
    • Experience in working with partners in the field of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Immunization and Reproductive Health,
    • Strong knowledge of African health supply chain systems, stakeholders and networks.
    LANGUAGE

    An excellent knowledge of English is required for this role, both written and oral. 

     

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Local ICA
    Contract level: LICA 8
    Contract duration: 1 year

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    Project Communication & Change Specialist

     

    Functional Responsibilities

    The role of the Project Communication & Change Advisor encompasses the following key aspects:

    • Develop the communications plan. Identify individuals/ organisations. Develop communications for stakeholders in country.  Schedule events,
    • Develop and execute communications strategy,
    • State engagement process – State & Zonal level SCM Technical Working Group + separate State Commissioners & Directors of FDS forum.

     

    Competencies

     

    Technical Competencies:

    • Service delivery: Excellent service orientation and diplomacy in dealing with people,
    • Organization & Planning: Ability to plan, organize and coordinate services; Ability to handle multiple tasks and recognize priorities, working within tight deadlines,
    • Computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook; Word and Excel with knowledge of Power Point desirable, Internet research, 
    • Project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as external clients and vendors,
    • Sensitivity to confidential matters is required,
    • knowledge/sensitivity on local social, political, economic realities and dynamics in order to use appropriate influencing and dialogue strategies; Ability to share related information with others, generating a common interest and team working dynamics around this issue; tailor management strategy accordingly and adjust the management response to challenges and problems arising.

    Core Competencies:

    • Personal Effectiveness: Proactively find innovative and creative solutions, be efficient and reliable, adapt to change and uncertainty, be decisive and act with integrity,
    • Working with Others: Build effective internal and external relationships, involve others to solve problems and treat others with consideration and respect,
    • Core Expertise: Passion for building and developing core skills for the main role and contribute to knowledge enhancement outside of the immediate role,
    • People Leadership: Effectively motivate, influence and develop others, drive high performance, inspire people by giving the right example, acting as a role model.

     

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    EDUCATION

    A Master's degree in Communication or related field (HR, Marketing, Public Relations).

    EXPERIENCE

    Essential

    • Between 7 to 10 years of prior work experience in communication, preferably working with senior management level in the international development or health sector, or related field of work,
    • Proven efficiency in any of the following domains: service provision, planning, project management,
    • High level of planning and organization skills,
    • Reliable, innovative and service-oriented team member with strong interpersonal skills,
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills both with internal and external audiences,
    • Strong writing, editing and proof-reading skills,
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, operate in a multi-stakeholder environment, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    Desirable

    • Excellent relationship with key Nigerian stakeholders in healthcare and very good knowledge of Nigerian health supply chain,
    • Strong knowledge of African health supply chain systems, stakeholders and networks,
    • Experience in working with partners in the field of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Immunization and Reproductive Health.
    LANGUAGE

    An excellent knowledge of English is required for this position, both written and oral.  

     

    Contract type, level and duration

    Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
    Contract level: LICA 8
    Contract duration: 1 year

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