Management Sciences for Health

  • Supply Chain Management Systems Specialist

    Grade
    I
    Job ID
    13-10031
    Location
    Nigeria-Yobe
    # of Positions
    1
    Group/Office
    HPG
    Dept/Unit
    GEN (General)
    Project/Program
    A559 - GF Malaria
    Reports To
    Senior Technical Manager, PSM
  • Overview

    The objective of the SCMS specialist position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics ( RDT), Anti-malarial, Long lasting Insecticides treated nets (LLIN), 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 supply chain management systems Senior Technical Manager, Supply Chain Management. 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.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the Global Fund 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 ware house 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 MSH’s 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)

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage
    • Minimum of 3 years’ 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.
    • 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

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Senior Technical Manager, PSM
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