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  • Vacancy at John Snow Incorporated

  • Posted on: 2 May, 2013 Deadline: 9 May, 2013
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  • John Snow, Inc.(JSI) is a US based international public health firm managing three supply chain management- related projects through its integrated offices in Abuja, Nigeria. JSI is implementing the USAID / DELIVER PROJECT, a technical assistance project funded by USAID to increase the availability of essential health supplies through procurement services and strengthening supply chains in developing countries, JSI also implements the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for the US Government as part of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. In addition to the public health program areas, the USAID / DELIVER PROJECT works in malaria.
    The USAID I DELIVER PROJECT is seeking to fill the position of a Long-Term Consultant logistics Advisor to be based in the project office in Calabar, Under the guidance of the Associate Director Public Health, the Consultant will manage public health commodities logistics activities implemented by the USAID/ DELIVER PROJECT in Cross River and surrounding states. The selected candidate may be tasked with supporting other areas of work when necessary. 

    Logistics Advisor, Public Health


    Key Responsibilities:
    Support the establishment and routine meetings of procurement and supply management coordination working groups and committees for public health commodities. 
    Provide technical leadership and support for annual national/state quantification and procurement planning of public health commodities, in collaboration with all program stakeholders and partners.
    Facilitate the design and implementation of assessment and evaluation studies and analyze and present results to stakeholders. 
    Provide technical input into logistics system design, developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for routine PSM activities for public health commodities. 
    Provide technical input into developing training curricula and in training federal, state, LGA, and SOP-level program and logistics officers in implementing and monitoring adherence to public health logistics SOPs. 
    Monitor and provide supportive supervision to the national logistics officers and state level teams as appropriate. 
    Draft routine quarterly and annual reports for submission to program funders. 
    Contribute to identifying best practices and success stories for 1S1 Nigeria's periodic logistics bulletin. 
    Work with Short-Term Technical Assistance (SITAI providers to provide required technical assistance for activities, and facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate local staff. 
    Perform any other duties assigned. 

    Minimum Skills and Qualification: 
    Applicants forthis position should possess the following minimum skills and qualification:
    A clinical degree or a degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, logistics Management or Business Administration. 
    Three years of professional experience in health care supply chain management. 
    Specific experience in Essential Medicines supply chain management strongly desired.
    Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health logistics SOP.
    Good knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
    Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
    A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
    Ability and willingness to travelinthe field. 
    Project management experience is desirable 


    Method of Application

    This is a long term consultancy position based in Calabar, with the possibility of transition to full-time position. JSI offers excellent benefits, salary will be commensurate with experience and salary history. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume within one week from the date of this advert with salary expectation boldly written at the top of the resume. All applications should be sent bV e-mail to Please ensure that you write the position applied for in the subject line of your email, otherwise you will be disqualified. Multiple applications will also be disqualified. 



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