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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Logistics Advisor Job at Chemonics International Plc

Chemonics has been engaged by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with the
concurrence of USAID to leverage on the GHSC-PSM health supply chain in Nigeria to provide warehousing and distribution services for Global Fund- procured HIV and malaria health commodities in Nigeria. Currently managed by the Global Fund’s Principal Recipients (PRs), Chemonics will work closely with the Global Fund, the PRs, and as needed USAID to implement the warehousing and distribution services for the Global Fund PRs all through till December 2017.

We are hereby seeking to fill the vacant position below:

Job Position: NISRN Logistics Advisor, Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement Supply Management Project Nigeria
Job Location: 
Abuja and assigned states, Nigeria
Supervision: The NISRN Logistics Advisor will report directly to the NISRN Logistics Manager

Scope of Work
  • This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) Logistics Advisor to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.
  • The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.
  • The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
  • The NISRN Logistics Advisor will coordinate the implementation of the integrated sample transportation and results delivery network across all the health facilities/hubs and implementing partners in the state.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Ensure samples are collected from all designated health facilities/ hub sites constituting a region and transported to PCR laboratory using a common mechanism for sample pick-up, shipment, and return of results
  • Organize and conduct supportive supervisory visits to all facilities with a view to strengthen quality service provision.
  • Submit a monthly report to the NISRN Logistics Manager on the overall situation of sample referral in the state.
  • Mentor and build capacity of health care providers on the implementation of the NISRN strategy
  • Provide recommendations for improvement and Optimization of the NISRN strategy
  • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.
  • Support achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.
  • Ensure SOPs, Laboratory manuals, guidelines and forms are available and are appropriately utilized at both referral and testing laboratories.
  • Monitor sample integrity and report from all PCR Labs on a weekly basis and maintain record
  • Periodically conduct spot check on 3PLs transport facility and cooling devises to ensure compliance with standard requirement.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly record of number of samples transported and result retrieved from PCR Labs.
  • Conduct an audit of samples and result to ensure all samples are tested and result generated are delivered to the requesting facility on a bi-weekly basis,
  • Compare submitted data from 3PLs with those of PCR sites as justification for payment on a monthly basis
  • Follow up on reports on sample rejection with a view to providing technical support to the sending facilities.
Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health. Additional post graduate qualification in Public Health/logistics management, will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable
  • Ability to use Microsoft office suite packages (Excel, words, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Deep knowledge of Nigeria’s health sector landscape and a network of contacts in the State Ministry of Health and PEPFAR/Global Fund implementing partners
  • Show keen interest in learning, turn on job experiences into research articles for Publications or Conference papers and, mentor the Associates.
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project preferred
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Minimum 3 years’ professional experience in Laboratory Logistics Management/Clinical Sample Management/Laboratory networking
  • Registered with the professional regulatory government agency
  • Specific expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB or Malaria programs.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, trouble shooting and excellent technical writing, oral presentation skills highly desired.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
  • This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja and assigned states, Nigeria.
18th October, 2017.

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