The objective of the SCMS Specialist position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics ( RDT), Anti-malarial, Insecticides Treated Nets (ITN), and other public health commodities, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the Global fund project, in close coordination with the Senior Technical Manager for Supply Chain Management. To build and strengthen the capacities of both LGAs and State Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCUs), and support same to facilitate and improve data collection, validation and timely reporting.
Interested applicants substantiated as the subject of an investigation for misconduct (exploitation, abuse or harassment) are not eligible to apply
Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the GF project in the designated focus state.
Member of the state project management team that is responsible for overall project implementation and performance at the field level.
Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting malaria commodities/medical supply by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
Work closely with Chemonics to ensure tracking of commodities distribution from the central medical warehouse to facilities and provide feedback to central office.
Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to ensure the institutionalization of efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities and State central medical warehouse
Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) on Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) real time monitoring, documentation and reporting (monthly and quarterly)
Support LMCUs (LGAs and State) to present at TWG meetings ADRs reported and State Stock status report from facilities.
Work closely with LCMUs (state and LGAs) to ensure that malaria commodities in the medical warehouse have appropriate accountability through real time documentation of all transactions.
Report monthly/bi-monthly state medical warehouse and facility level stock position
Working closely with the Senior Technical Manager SCMS to coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facilities.
Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management and reporting.
Working closely with the Senior Technical Manager SCM, provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG)/ LMCUs to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
Provide TA to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the effective reverse logistics and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and global fund waste drive policy.
Liaise and network with relevant GF SRs partners, state government and collaborators to improve MSHâs visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
Participate at state-level PSM Technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by same or other international agencies as required.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (Senior Technical Manager SCMS)
Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in Public Health or an MBA is an advantage
Minimum of 3 yearsâ field level experience with Malarial programs and public health commodities supported by bilateral agencies such as GF, USAID/CDC, and other funders particularly those related to supply chain management both at facilities and state level.
Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN)
A thorough understanding of state-level supply chain operations particularly the LMCU functions
Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
Working knowledge of health commodities SCM at health facilities and state level.
Ability to demonstrate skills in components of Pharmaceutical Care
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English Excellent organizational skills
Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context Have an excellent understanding of comprehensive malarial programming, including program design, implementation and evaluation
Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as maybe required
Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.
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