John Snow Incorporated (JSI) is a US based international Public Health consulting firm and manages two (2) projects/ contracts through its integrated office in Abuja, Nigeria. Through the Partnership for Supply Chain Management consortium, JSI implements the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project for the United States Government as part of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
The purpose is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management system to procure pharmaceuticals and other products needed for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS related infections.
JSI implements the USAID Deliver Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a global technical assistance project aimed at increasing the availability essential health supplies through procurement services and assistance designed to strengthen health commodity supply chains in developing countries.
POSITION TITLE: LOGISTICS ADVISOR, HIV/AIDS
The Logistics Advisor, HIV/AIDS will support HIV/AIDS supply chain technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), PEPFAR implementing partners, and Global Fund supported partners.
The Logistics Advisor, HIV/AIDS will work in collaboration with a team of advisors in the HlV/AIDS team and reports to the Associate Director, HIV/AIDS.
Provide technical support for the annual program-specific quantification as well as the National annual quantification of HIV/AIDS commodities and procurement plans in collaboration with colleagues, stakeholders and partners.
Support coordination between SCMS/JSI, the GON, and PEPFAR IPs to develop and implement supply chain strategies and provide appropriate non-duplicative services that will ensure reliable procurement and distribution of essential HIV/AIDS medicines and related commodities, including antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, HIV test kits, drugs to treat opportunistic infections (Ols), laboratory supplies, and infection prevention commodities.
Collaborate with PEPFAR IPs and GON counterparts to develop and operate good logistics data management systems.
Provide regular technical assistance to CMS Oshodi and other warehouse locations including physical inventory, logistics report analysis.
Support harmonization efforts for the logistics function in the FMOH in order to establish a harmonized commodity logistics system including logistics management information system (LMIS) for HIV/AIDS commodities.
Work closely with JSI Nigeria management on managing relationships and maintaining routine communications with NACA, FMOH partners, and all other related stakeholders.
Coordinate the collation and review of essential logistics reports from partners and health facilities to inform timely resupply of health commodities.
Work with Government counterparts to provide feedback to health facilities and partners on supply chain data to improve the quality of reporting.
Coordinate virtual stock management of HIV/AIDS commodities and other essential medicines to inform supply plan and procurement decisions.
Support the expansion of the HlV/AID$ supply chain unification project across the country.
In collaboration with the M&E team, PEPFAR IPs, NACA and FMOH, develop and conduct monitoring and supportive supervision to health facilities on routine basis to support supply chain decision making.
Collaborate with the M&E team to develop an innovative data capture mechanism, develop and maintain databases for logistics data to inform supply chain decision making.
Working with the M&E team, participate in assessment and evaluation studies of supply chain functions, analyze and present results to stakeholders.
Support the procurement team with commodities logistics data to inform procurement and other supply chain decisions to ensure uninterrupted supply of needed health commodities
Contribute to identifying best practices and success stories for JSI Nigeria’s quarterly logistics bulletin.
Contribute to routine monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to program funders.
Work with other advisors and short-term technical assistance (STTA) providers to provide required TA for activities and also facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate staff.
Any other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor Degree Pharmacy, Public Health, Logistics Management, Medical lab science, Business Administration or its equivalent
Three to five years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in an international health care supply chain management environment
Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, or Malaria 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
Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
Ability and willingness to travel in the field
Salary will be commensurate with experience and salary history. JSI offers excellent benefits. The above position is full-time position.
DUE DATE: 19th September, 2012
Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to: email@example.com
Be sure to write the position applied for in the subject line of your e-mail and salary expectation at the top of your C.V else you will be disqualified. Multiple applications will also be disqualified.