Procurement and Supply Chain Management Advisor

The Global Health Supply Chain (USAID)

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The Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management Project is a USAID program implemented by SAII Associates Ltd. /Gte., an associated company of Chemonics International Inc. in Nigeria. The purpose of the Project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives throughout the world.

 

 

Job Description

  • Procurement and Supply Management Advisors - will be responsible for supporting thematic supply chain work streams under the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP).
  • This will include collaborating with all relevant stakeholders to achieve an integrated and streamlined supply chain management systems for all health programs commodities in the country

Key Responsibilities

  • Support central collaboration efforts between Government of Nigeria (GoN), donors and relevant Stakeholders in PSM activities in focus states and develop strategies and tools to foster collaboration in procurement planning, shipment tracking, distribution, monitoring and supervision, LMIS reporting & information management.
  • Support Program or Project routine meetings of procurement and supply management coordination working groups and committees for the relevant health programs.
  • Support the analysis of procurement and supply management processes to assist in identification of gaps in personnel, systems, policies or other resources required to assure performance and effectively communicate these analyses to stakeholders for action.
  • Support the analysis of procurement and supply management processes to assist in identification of gaps in personnel, systems, policies or other resources required to assure performance and effectively communicate these analyses to stakeholders for action.
  • Provide technical input for organizational development and capacity building for PSM activities for the relevant Program or Project.
  • Provide technical input in developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for routine PSM activities, monitoring adherence to SOPs within the Program or Project.
  • Provide technical input for the Program or Project to establish a well-coordinated data management system in the country, including coordination and report on supply chain activities.
  • Support Government agencies PSM led activities in collaboration with other partners in supply chain management harmonization efforts across health programs and identify synergies, efficiencies and supply chain performance improvement targets.
  • Provide technical contribution to quarterly and annual reports for submission to GoN, donors and Partners for the Program or Project.
  • Contribute to identify and documenting best practices in supply chain health commodities.
  • Assist in developing terms of reference for short-term technical assistance (STTA) to provide required TA for procurement and supply management activities within the Program or Project.
  • Facilitate transfer of skills to appropriate staff through mentoring and on-the-job training.
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration.
  • Certification with relevant professional bodies in Supply Chain Management.
  • Seven Years of professional experience in Health Program Management - (Experience in Malaria PSM activities is desirable for the PSM Malaria Advisor Position).
  • At least one year proven experience in managing Public Health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar countries in West Africa,
  • 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.
  • Experience in identifying and managing the implementation of IT solutions for information management.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, including word, excel, and power point.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Program or Project Supported states within Nigeria.

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Summary

Company

The Global Health Supply Chain (USAID)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

Supply Chain / Procurement

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years