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About the project:

The Fleming Fund aims to respond to the global threat of drug-resistant infections, also known as antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The aim of the Fleming Fund’s program of country, regional, and fellowship grants, managed by Mott MacDonald, is to improve the ability of Fleming Fund countries to diagnose drug-resistant bacteria, generate data, and strengthen surveillance to inform policy and practice at national and international levels.

During Phase I, support has been provided to > 200 surveillance sites in Africa and Asia. About two-thirds of these have been in the human health sector with the remainder being in animal health, veterinary services, food safety, and environment laboratories. Phase II of the Fleming Fund is set to provide further support to Fleming Fund countries. Investing in similar areas, the program focuses on four outcomes:

• Production of quality AMR/U/C and burden data

• Quality analyses of data

• Sharing analyses and data with decision-makers

• Promoting sustainable investment to counter AMR

About the role:

The SC Specialist would work closely with the Lab Systems Senior Advisor and carry out the following:


  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented in the FF project in the designated sentinel sites
  • Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) to streamline the process for requesting commodities/medical supplies by supported sites
  • Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) to ensure the institutionalization of an efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities and supported sites
  • Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) real-time monitoring, documentation, and reporting (monthly and quarterly)
  • Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management, and reporting
  • 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
  • Participate at state-level PSM Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings hosted by the same or other international agencies as required
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (Lab Systems Advisor)
  • This list is not exhaustive, SC Specialist will be expected to carry out other duties as assigned to achieve the outcomes desired by our client and needed by the people the project aims to serve.


    What do you need to apply?

    MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices.

    Specific requirements for this role would be:


  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Degree with a specialty in Microbiology
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body- Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN)
  • Post-graduate degree in Public Health or a related area is an advantage
  • Experience:

  • 4 to 6 years’ field-level experience with 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
  • 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
  • Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • 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
  • Applicants should attach a copy of their most recent annual license to practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist to their resume
  • Working knowledge of health commodities SCM at health facilities and state level
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as may be required
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and the 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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