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  • Posted on: 27 November, 2013 Deadline: 10 December, 2013
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  • John Snow Incorporated (JSI) is implementing the USAID/DELIVER PROJECT, a technical assistance project funded by USAID and aimed at increasing the availability of essential health supplies through procurement services and strengthening supply chains in developing countries. In addition to the PH program areas, the USAID I DELIVER PROJECT also works in Malaria and Avian Influenza and the selected candidate may be tasked with supporting these areas of work when necessary. 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.
     
    JSI is seeking to employ a Senior Logistics Advisor, Logistics Advisor and two DDIC State Coordinators. In addition to the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), TB and otherEssential Medicines program areas, the USAID/DELIVER PROJECT also works in Malaria and AvianInfluenza and the selected candidate may be tasked with supporting these areas of work when necessary. JSI also implements the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) contract for the USGovernment as part of the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief

    DDIC STATE COORDINATOR

     

    Job Details
    The State Coordinator will provide guidance and management support forthe Direct Delivery and Information capture (DblC) for distribution of health commodities in Sokoto/Zamfara state. The successful candidates will be based in Sokoto and Gusau respectively and will report to the DDICNational Coordinator in the Abuja office.

    Key Responsibilities
    1.            Provide overall technical guidance and support for DDIC activities in the state.
    2.            Provide technical support to state medicines management agency and state programs coordinators to ensure availability (full supply where possible) of ODIC commodities in the state.
    3.            Carry out ODIC system delivery teams' training and workshops.
    4.            Prepare periodic progress reports on DDIC implementation activities in the state.
    5.            Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with the state Ministry of Health, State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs State programs, Partners and relevant agencies at state level.
    6.            Act as the Secretary for the DDICTWG meetings.
    7.            Work closely with State Central Medical Stores (CMS) and team leaders to schedule pilot DDIC deliveries to the SOPs.
    8.            Prepare and circulate delivery schedules to program managers, the state CMS pharmacist and the team leader.
    9.            Review and approve Letters of Request from Team Leaders at the beginning of a delivery run.
     
    Skills and Qualification
    Applicants forthis position should possess the following minimum skills and qualifications
    1.            Bachelors degree in one of the following fields: Pharmacy, Public Health, Business Administration and logistics management
    2.            At least 3 to 5 years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in international health care supply chain management program
    3.            Specific experience in malaria, reproductive health and/or maternal and child health programs is strongly desired
    4.            Ability to supervise, monitor and provide support to health facilities in supply chain activities
    5.            Extensive knowledge of Nigerian public health sector
    6.            Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    7.            Excellenttechnical writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired
    8.            Ability to work as part of a tea m and work independently
    9.            Knowledge of Microsoft office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    10.          Ability and willingness to travel to the field

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    Senior Logistics - Public Health

     

    Job Details
    The Senior Logistics Advisor PH will be responsible for managing JSI's day-to-day PH program commodities logistics technical assistance activities, in collaboration with FHD and project logistics officers based in the selected states in which the project works, stakeholders and partners for federal and State governments as well as other multilateral, bilateral and NGO stakeholders. The Senior Logistics Advisor, PH will report to the Director, Public Health.
     
    Specific Tasks include:
    1.            Maintain a work plan for USAID/DELIVER PROJECT Public Health Commodities Logistics system strengthening activities in collaboration with JSI staff and partners
    2.            Support the establishment and routine meetings of procurement and supply management coordination working groups and committees for PH commodities
    3.            Provide technical leadership and support for annual national/state quantification and procurement planning of PH commodities, in collaboration with all program stakeholders and partners
    4.            Monitor and provide supportive supervision to the national logistics officers and state level teams as appropriate
    5.            Collaborate with other JSI project personnel in harmonization efforts for the logistics systems in the health sector in order to establish a harmonized commodity logistics system including logistics management information system (lMIS) for use in managing all different commodity groups
    8.            Work closely with JSI Nigeria management on managing relationships and maintaining routine communications with USAID, UNFPA, SFH, NTBlCp, TB-CAP, WHO, and all other DELIVER stakeholders
    9.            Help write routine quarterly and annual reports for submission to program funders
    10.          Contribute to identifying best practices and success stories for JSI Nigeria's periodic logistics bulletin
    11.          Work with Short-Term Technical Assistance (STIA) providers to provide required TA for activities and also facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate local staff.
    12.          Any other duties as assigned

    Skills/Knowledge Required:

    Applicants forthis position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

    •             An advanced clinical degree or a Master's Degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, logistics or Business Administration
    •             3 to 5 years of professional experience in health programs for the logistics Advisor Position and 5 to 7 years professional experience in heath programes for Senior logistics Advisor position, preferably in health care supply chain management
    •             Specific experience in MNCH programs strongly desired
    •             Proven experience in managing public health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context
    •             Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programs
    •             Extensive 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 travel in the field

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    Logistics Advisor - Public Health

     

    Job Details
    The Logistics Advisor, Public Health will be responsible for supporting USAID/DELIVER PROJECT's day-to-day RMNCH, TB and other Essential Medicines and commodities logistics technical assistance activities, in collaboration with project logistics officers based in the selected states in which the project works, stakeholders and partners for federal and state governments as well as other multilateral, bilateral and NGO stakeholders. The Logistics Advisor, Public Health will report to the Director, Public Health.

    Specific Tasks include:
    1.            Maintain a work plan for USAID/DELIVER PROJECT Public Health Commodities Logistics system strengthening activities in collaboration with JSI staff and partners
    2.            Support the establishment and routine meetings of procurement and supply management coordination working groups and committees for PH commodities
    3.            Provide technical leadership and support for annual national/state quantification and procurement planning of PH commodities, in collaboration with all program stakeholders and partners
    4.            Monitor and provide supportive supervision to the national logistics officers and state level teams as appropriate
    5.            Collaborate with other JSI project personnel in harmonization efforts for the logistics systems in the health sector in order to establish a harmonized commodity logistics system including logistics management information system (lMIS) for use in managing all different commodity groups
    8.            Work closely with JSI Nigeria management on managing relationships and maintaining routine communications with USAID, UNFPA, SFH, NTBlCp, TB-CAP, WHO, and all other DELIVER stakeholders
    9.            Help write routine quarterly and annual reports for submission to program funders
    10.          Contribute to identifying best practices and success stories for JSI Nigeria's periodic logistics bulletin
    11.          Work with Short-Term Technical Assistance (STIA) providers to provide required TA for activities and also facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate local staff.
    12.          Any other duties as assigned

    Skills/Knowledge Required:

    Applicants forthis position should possess the following minimum qualifications:

    •             An advanced clinical degree or a Master's Degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, logistics or Business Administration
    •             3 to 5 years of professional experience in health programs for the logistics Advisor Position and 5 to 7 years professional experience in heath programes for Senior logistics Advisor position, preferably in health care supply chain management
    •             Specific experience in MNCH programs strongly desired
    •             Proven experience in managing public health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context
    •             Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programs
    •             Extensive 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 travel in the field

    Method of Application

    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. Please ensure that you write the position applied for in the subject line of your email, otherwise you will be disqualified. Multiple applications will be disqualified.

    Interested applicants for the Senior Logistics Advisor position should send their resume and cover letter by email to sla_ph@ng.jsi.com and interested applicants for the Logistics Advisor position should send their resume and cover letter by email to la_ph@ng.jsi.com while interested applicants for DDIC State Coordinators position should send their resume and cover letter by email to ddic_sc@ng.jsi.com

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