• Massive Job Vacancies at The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration Project - i+ Consortium (52 Positions)

  • Posted on: 1 December, 2016 Deadline: 15 December, 2016
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  • 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 will also ensure tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State, Donors, Public & Private Sector, and across commodities - HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines.

    i+consortium, which comprises international and local organizations is responsible for the establishment of functional Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) and deployment of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools at State and LGA levels. The consortium will be supporting the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) within the Food and Drugs Services (FDS) Department of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in achieving its set objectives of having a streamlined, cost effective and ultimately more sustainable National Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. As a result, we are looking for:

    LMCU – Zonal Coordinators

     

    Job Desciption

    • In line with the NSCIP’s strategies, the zonal coordinator(s) will provide hands-on guidance to the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), partners, and other stakeholders within assigned zones.
    • The coordinator will lead a team of consultants in strengthening the Logistics Management
    • Coordination Units (LMCUs) and related supply chain systems across supported States and LGAs.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • In collaboration with the NSCIP and the Lot 3 CBS provider, lead a team of consultants in the States within the assigned zone to strengthen the LMCU for effective PSM leadership and coordination of supply chain implementation across health programs
    • Collaborate with the leadership of State ministries of health and partners within each region to improve supply chain performance and build capacities with a focus on integration across the critical SCM components of health programs including LMIS, capacity building for personnel (training, mentoring, mentoring of mentors, etc), inventory management, etc
    • Support LMCU in cluster States in the development, monitoring and review of work plan for supply chain activities in conjunction with government and partners.
    • Support the LMCU in States within the assigned zone to roll out a standardized Logistics
    • Management Information System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making by program managers across all levels
    • Work with the zonal DPS and zonal LMCU coordinator & States LMCUs to coordinate the long haul distribution of products from the zonal hubs to the health facilities and support 3-PL performance management for quality service delivery
    • Also supervise 3PL performance and act as link between the NWAC, 3PLs and LMCUs who will be monitoring the states.
    • Ensure adequate monitoring of zonal warehouses for optimal inventory management and resource utilization under standard pharmaceutical warehousing practices
    • Coordinate the monitoring, tracking and documentation of supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at State and LGA levels
    • Support State LMCUs within assigned zone in the development and maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready resource of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programs
    • Directly responsible for ensuring all reports (Stock status (State and zonal hub), coordination,
    • PSM performance etc are reported by state LMCUs and collate this for onward submission to the
    • NSCIP/NPSCMP
    • Coordinate the zonal routine updates and progress updates, share updates and provide feedback to LMCU Coordinators
    • Support the coordination of zonal supply chain meetings and report meeting outcomes including following up on action point to ensure performance improvement
    • Participate in other State and zonal supply chain or related meetings as appropriate
    • Coordinate assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain improvement within regional States
    • Support coordination of the supply chain team including zonal pharmacists, Zonal LMCU Coordinator, Zonal DPS etc
    • Responsible for the performance management of the State LMCU consultants within assigned zone
    • Perform any other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Knowledge Required
    Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics Management or other relevant field
    • 5-7 years professional experience in procurement and supply chain management
    • Desirable that he/she should be trained or have worked across different health program areas ATMRH and Vaccines.
    • Previous experience managing health supply chain contracts with third party service providers in warehousing and/or transportation is strongly desired
    • Demonstrated ability to lead or manage a team
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills is highly desired
    • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
    • Knowledge of Microsoft office including word, excel (data analysis and data presentation skills) and power point
    • Training on some supply chain areas that are relevant to the work is an added requirement.
    • Ability and willingness to travel within Nigeria

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    State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant – Coordination and Strategy Consultant

     

    Reports to: The NSCIP through the Zonal Logistics consultants

    Job Description

    • The State LMCU consultant, in collaboration with the State team, will provide technical support for the strengthening of the Logistics management coordination units and improving related supply chain systems at the State and LGA levels.
    • The State LMCU consultant will be based in the LMCU office under the Directorate of Pharmaceutical services in the State of deployment.

    Key Role

    • Key role of the consultant is to guide all LMCU operations to ensure they meet their objectives, and take actions to align all programs/partners and supply chains to the LMCU mainstream.
    • In addition, to source opportunities and identify threats and mitigate them and ensure that all activities align with the core values of NSCIP and government at all levels

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The State LMCU Consultant shall under the supervision of the PSM Specialist, and in collaboration with other PSM staff, carry out the following activities.
    • In collaboration with the NPSCMP, State Ministry of health and PSM stakeholders in the State, strengthen the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit where existent, and establishment in States without an LMCU
    • In collaboration with the State LMCU, coordinate supply chain implementation and stakeholders at State levels towards integration in line with the NSCIP’s strategic objectives across all health programs
    • Support the LMCU in the roll out of a standardized Logistics Management Information System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making across all levels of project implementation
    • Work with the LMCU to facilitate the routine analysis and dissemination for informed decision making
    • Coordinate data collection and analysis from secondary and tertiary health facilities
    • Provide hands-on technical support for the development of distribution plans
    • Monitor and document supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at State levels
    • Provide periodic project reports and follow up on identified priority action points for system improvement and support the LMCU in the receipt and transmission of routine program reports including but not limited to periodic stock status reports, progress reports, etc
    • Work with NSCIP, State LMCU and i+consortium to ensure close implementation and monitoring of annual work plans to demonstrate progress
    • Support the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LMCU capacity at the State level
    • Support LMCUs in the maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programs
    • Participate in supply chain meetings at State levels and report outcomes including relevant action points
    • Conduct assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain performance improvement at State levels
    • Contribute to routine reports for State level project activities and documentation of project successes
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualifications/Expertise Required

    • Bachelor in Pharmacy, Public Health Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics
    • Management or other related sciences
    • 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.

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    State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant – LGA Data Consultant

     

    Reports to: The NSCIP through the Zonal Logistics consultants

    Job Description

    • The State LMCU consultant, in collaboration with the State team, will provide technical support for the strengthening of the Logistics management coordination units and improving related supply chain systems at the State and LGA levels.
    • The State LMCU consultant will be based in the LMCU office under the Directorate of Pharmaceutical services in the State of deployment.

    Key Role

    • The key role of the LGA and Data Consultant will be to support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholders.
    • In addition, the consultant will work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practices and support LGA coordination.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • The State LMCU Consultant shall under the supervision of the PSM Specialist, and in collaboration with other PSM staff, carry out the following activities.
    • Support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA LMCU units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholders
    • Support effort to improve all data quality indices timeliness, accuracy and completeness and support improvement of data quality through on the desk review and onsite validation
    • In collaboration with the LMCU, coordinate supply chain implementation and stakeholders at LGA levels towards integration in line with the NSCIP’s strategic objectives across all health programs work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practices
    • Support LGA coordination efforts by the State LMCUs
    • Support the LMCU in the roll out of a standardized Logistics Management Information
    • System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making across all levels of project implementation
    • Work with the LMCU to facilitate the routine data collection, validation, collation, analysis and dissemination for informed decision making
    • Coordinate facility audits to address non-conformant practices by improving issues visibility that will drive performance improvement at the SDP level
    • Facilitate monitoring the last mile deliveries of medicines and health products
    • Track and document supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at LGA levels
    • Support the LMCU in monitoring and supportive supervision activities to health facilities
    • Provide periodic project reports and follow up on identified priority action points for system improvement at the LGA and primary facility levels
    • Support the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LMCU capacity to conduct audits, lead operational improvements, train facility staff, collate data, provide reports, apply better inventory techniques and manage performance
    • Support LGAs in the maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programs
    • Participate in supply chain meetings at LGA levels (and relevant State level) and report outcomes including relevant action points
    • Conduct assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain performance improvement at LGA levels
    • Contribute to routine reports for LGA level project activities and documentation of project successes
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

    Qualifications/Expertise Required

    • Bachelor in Pharmacy, Public Health Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics Management or other related sciences
    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to iplusconsortium@gmail.com on/or before December 15th, 2016.

    • 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. 

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