Massive Nationwide recruitment at iplus Consortium (A Global Fund Project)

iplus Consortium
– 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.

iplus Consortium is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant  – Coordination and Strategy Consultant
Locations:  Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi. Edo,
Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ogun,
Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara
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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Job Title: State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant – LGA Data
Reports to: The NSCIP through the Zonal Logistics consultants
Locations:  Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi. Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara
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.

Job Title: LMCU – Zonal Coordinator
Locations: Imo, Sokoto, Gombe, Cross River, Lagos, Abuja
Job Description

  • 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.
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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


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive
Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord
document) explaining suitability for the job; to: iplusconsortium@gmail.com

Note

  • Please indicate the title of post applied for and location in the subject line of the email.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • 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.

Application Deadline  15th December, 2016.

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