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. The current procurement and supply management system is mostly parallel and with a lot of challenges. Efforts are being put in place under the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration project (NSCIP) to integrate the supply chains of the different programmes- Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV, and Reproductive Health & Vaccines where appropriate to make them more effective and efficient.
The Facility Audit Capability (FAC) is a mechanism to detect and address data related issues at the service delivery point. FAC will use periodic data entry and analyses to detect red flags, non-conforming facilities, conforming facilities, and implement interventions to build the capability of the non-conforming facilities while recognizing the efforts of those performing well. In terms of ownership, FAC will be the responsibility of the State LMCU. However, LMCUs’ are only being introduced and hence a full understanding of the interface between FAC and existing system capacity would be needed before full implementation. It is for this purpose that a comprehensive assessment of the system is planned to be undertaken before FAC is implemented.
Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified individuals to fill a need for a LMIS / FAC consultant to carry out the assessment.
SPECIFIC TASKS TO BE PERFORMED BY THE CONSULTANT
The main deliverables by the consultant will be
A detailed report of the Assessment providing a full understanding of the interface between FAC and existing system capacity with clear recommendations for full implementation of the FAC
DURATION OF THE CONTRACT
The exercise is expected to last for 30 days as follows:
1st week- Entrance meeting with LMCU International Lead Expert, development of detailed assessment plan with timelines
2nd & 3rd week - Assessment exercise
4th week- Analysis of findings from the assessment, preparation of report including recommendations
The Consultant will report directly to the International LMCU Lead Expert.
EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCES REQUIRED
An excellent knowledge of English is required for this role.
Applicants 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.
Pleaseindicate the full title of consultancy assignment applied for 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.
Any application received after the stipulated date will not be accepted.