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SAII Associates Limited/Gte Fresh Job Recruitment [5 Positions]

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5 Apr, 2017

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SAII Associates Limited /Gte – The Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) is a USAID program implemented by SAII Associates Limited/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.

The Global Health Supply Chain Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Program, is seeking to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Logistics Advisor
Location:
Nationwide
Duration: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract

Background

  • The Logistics Advisor will in collaboration with the State team, will provide technical support for the strengthening of the Logistics management coordination units and improving the Logistics management coordination units and improving.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Provide technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health in the implementation of the National HIV Logistics Management System to improve data availability and HIV commodity security in supported health facilities
  • Provide technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health in the implementation of the National Malaria Commodities Logistics System to improve data availability and Malaria commodity security in supported health facilities
  • Provide technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health and Primary Health Care Development Agency in the implementation of the National Contraceptive Logistics Management System to improve the availability of Family planning commodities in supported health facilities
  • Provide technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health to improve data availability and Malaria, MNCH and Family planning commodity security in supported health facilities through the DDIC mechanism:
  • Support the Global Fund by coordinating state-level warehousing and distribution activities
  • Improve the effective management of state level LMIS data Provide feedback to health facilities and support performance improvement strategies for sites with commodity management challenges
  • Provide support to strengthen state level supply chain coordination mechanism and effective collaboration among supporting partners
  • Support collation and transmis4ion of adverse drug reaction reports from the health facilities the State LMCU
  • Provide support in the coordination of PSM TWG meetings at State and Regional levels
  • Provide TA to SMOH and PCDAs to develop and implement annual operational plans
  • Provide TA to the LMCU to develop and ensure implementation of annual supply chain work plans
  • Support assessment activities (EUV, storage facilities, supply chain, LIAT, LSAT, etc.)
  • Support the state in developing and nplementi1g performance enhancement strategies, SC chain optimization strategies such as integrating cross functional activities like MSVs
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Director Field Program Management
  • 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.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics Management or other related Sciences.
  • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, FP, MNCH or Malaria programs strongly desired
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required
  • Fluency in English is required

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Procurement and Supply Chain Management Advisor, Malaria
Location:
Abuja
Duration: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract

Background

  • Procurement and Supply Management Advisor Malaria – will be responsible for supporting National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) day-to-day Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) activities, including commodity pipeline monitoring, shipment tracking activities and developing the systems and personnel capacity to implement malaria PSM Activities in collaboration with key malaria partners.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • 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.
  • 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.

Job Qualifications
Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum 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.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Field Program Manager
Location:
Abuja
Duration: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract

Background

  • The Field Program Manager will lead the Federal and State level technical assistance through the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU) in the implementation of the PSM strategic goals and objectives in all the States and the Federal level.
  • The Team Lead, in collaboration with other PSM staff will support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), State Ministries of Health (SMOH), President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) implementing partners, PEPFAR implementing partners, Global Fund-supported partners and other stakeholders on health supply chain-related, activities to enhance logistics data visibility, information sharing and ownership of the health supply chain by the Government.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Support the strengthening of supply chain coordination mechanism in the States and FCT through performance monitoring and reporting of State Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU) activities.
  • Develop state LMCU performance monitoring plan and monitor its implementation
  • Support the collation, review and analysis of PSM performance measures, provide interpretation of the measures, and coordinate effort to improve performance where appropriate.
  • Strategic engagement with the Federal and State level officials to support skills transfer and ownership of the supply chain by the Government through the National and State level LMCUS. Support various documentation activities including:
  • Identify best practices and success stories from FPM related intervention
  • Develop technical briefs (bimonthly LMD summary reports, semi-annual activity reports, etc.)
  • Support in the development, review, and drive the implementation of the PSM Nigeria Field Program Management work plan as part of the overall PSM work plan for supply chain technical assistance activities in cross-functional collaboration with other PSM staff and external partners, including development of activities with budgets and timelines to meet the project goal.
  • Support the development and implementation of strategic approaches to improve supply chain performance (i.e. reduce stock’ out, expiries, improve reporting rate and ensure adherence to inventory management procedures etc.) by strengthening supply chains (i.e. through several initiatives not limited to support of National and State LMCUs, the State Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) Technical Working Group (TWG), Regional PSM TWG, National PSM TWG, National MSV and EUV, capacity building, linking up the States supply chain activities with those being implemented at the national level, participation of State Government personnel in national level meetings and other activities).
  • Coordinate cross-functional activity planning to ensure a timely and efficient LMD (adequate allocation of commodities to regional and state warehouses, long haul to warehouses, fund availability to support report collection and review meetings, LMD order generation, conducting LMD, dissemination of LMD summary reports, distribution matrix, and proof of deliveries).
  • Coordinate the timely generation of distribution plans by regional teams to inform plans for last mile distribution of health commodities in time for the processing of Work Orders necessary for the engagement of third party logistics.
  • Contribute in the development of innovative strategies to enhance implementation of PSM activities such as innovative data collection and management processes. supply chain assessment and other relevant studies / assessments.
  • Collaborate with the logistics team to monitor the activities of the warehousing and distribution service providers to ensure efficient implementation of the terms of agreement and provide the.needed reports on performance.
  • Collaborate with the logistics team to monitor the activities of warehouse and distribution service providers to troubleshoot and address supply chain issues that will impact commodities availability before, during and after distribution of commodities.
  • Cross-functional collaboration- with to estimate product requirements to ensure uninterrupted supply of products to health facilities within the states covered.
  • Put together monthly feedback and reports on FPM activities to inform strategic direction in the expansion of the project.
  • Coordinate the review and submission of stock transaction reports and supporting documentation from eleven PMI supported states to the central logistics team (Monthly Malaria Commodities Inventory Control Systems Report, DDIC POD Stock Reconciliation Spreadsheets etc.).
  • Coordinate state level Monitoring and Supportive Visit (MSV) and collaborate with the M&E team and other stakeholders to implement End User Verification (EUV) exercise to service delivery points.
  • Collaborate with M&E department to:
    • Ensure timely processing of logistics data collected through the various approaches and logistics form to ensure that the information is used for immediate decision making. Participate in assessment and evaluation studies of supply chain functions, analyze and make available for presentation to stakeholders.
    • Ensure the collation, entry, and timely sharing of logistics data, and analysis with the Strategy and Demand Planning team to inform strategic decisions at the National level on health commodities stock status.
    • Ensure a synchronized implementation of activities at the state level including support to MSVs, EUV, logistics data management through the State LMCUs, LSAT, LIAT, QSSR development, etc.
    • Lead various documentation activities of the unit including development of supply chain related abstracts ‘for national and international conferences to showcase the work of GHSC-PSM in Nigeria.
    • Provide technical assistance to the national LMCU task team and state LMCUs with data requirements for the development of Quarterly Stock Status Report and maintenance of up to date supply chain profile in the State.
    • Ensure an up to date repository of all health facilities supported by the PSM project

Job Qualification

  • Nigerian citizen/resident is required
  • Bachelor’s degree Pharmacy, Medicine, Sciences or relevant field
  • Minimum eight years’ cognate experience in public health supply chain and performance monitoring
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Ability to support cross-cutting functions inclusive of but not limited to resource management (budgeting, work-plan development, personnel)
  • Experience with either USAID, DFID, and GF-funded projects desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication and report-writing skills

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Security – North Coordinator
Location:
Abuja
Duration: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract

Background

  • The Security North Coordinator will assist in the development of security protocols for project operations in Nigeria and keep project teams informed with up-to-date local information that affects security procedures and day-to-day operations.
  • S/he will be responsible for building and enhancing, strategic relationships with key government ministries (e.g. Nigeria Ministry of Defense) and the Nigerian security sector, including developing relationships with local security professionals, NGO/lP security managers, and security forces.
  • The Security -North Coordinator must be exceptionally familiar with Ocal security dynamics and the local operating environment, particularly in Nigeria’s Northern states.
  • S/he must also be able work with and coordinate with various stakeholders in country and the Chemonics Home Office, while demonstrating sound judgment and a high level of discretion.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Continuously monitor the security environment in the Northern states. Regularly gather information regarding the operating environment in Nigeria’s Northern states, with emphasis on the areas where PSM staff and assets are located.
  • Provide guidance on the security implications of program operations and frequently reassess Standard Operating Procedures to adjust as necessary based on changes in the security environment. Provide reports and guidance as requested.
  • Build and enhance security relationships. Establish relationships with local law enforcement, civil authorities, development and humanitarian organizations, international missions, and security forces. Participate in local security forums, to include skype information sharing groups, the UNDSS NQO security group, and OSAC.
  • Provide leadership, strategic guidance, and management for special security requirements. These include but are not limited to: general and facility security assessments; special programs and projects such as security for staff traveling in and around Nigeria; support for regional assessments and/or project movements in risk areas, especially in the Northwest states; and any situation that might threaten the safety of staff and operations.
  • Make recommendations for security enhancements and modifications, and ensure that approved recommendations are implemented.
  • Conduct incident and situation reporting. Reach out to staff and contacts for local and regional updates on security.
  • Compile and disperse timely and accurate security updates,. recommendations for changes in posture, and other relevant information to the Security Manager and/or staff in-person or via e-mail, phone,or SMS, Transmit security alerts for emerging situations and report all security-related incidents involving Chemonics staff to the country management team.
  • On an activity-by-activity basis, implement the capability to operate safely. In coordination with the senior management team, manage the implementation and . quality control of security policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Manage and continuously upgrade the Chemonics security management program. Coordinate with the ‘Nigeria PSM Security Director and the projects’ senior leadership to implement crisis and incident management preparations and response in Nigeria.
  • Conduct scenario training and test exercises and ensure emergency continuity. Ac as local incident coordinator. Facilitate training as required, and periodic drills at each project office and residential location; including hotel lodging for short term staff.
  • Ensure all staff are briefed on all safety and security considerations for project personnel arriving in country from overseas to include information on security risks, incident in the field.
  • Strengthen project staff securitys and habits. Recommend staff training programs and monitor completion and compliance. This includes regular briefings, security guidelines, communication procedures, travel precautions, emergency procedures and movement restrictions (as needed).

Job Qualifications

  • Nigerian citizen/resident is required;
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and leverage network connections in Nigeria to promote an accurate and timely understanding of the security context in Nigeria;
  • Prior professional experience working in law enforcement or military coupled with private sector work experience preferred;
  • Proven expertise in Nigerian security issues, including current threat environment, security policy, key actors, risk assessment, and best practices;
  • Two or more years’ experience in management and oversight of security platforms that were implemented in Nigeria and utilized low-profile techniques;
  • Experience providing security oversight to an international donor program desirable;
  • Ability to report to and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external;
  • Experience in training civilians on safety and security measures;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required
  • Fluency in English is required

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Security Manager
Location:
Abuja
Duration: This is a long-term position for the life of the contract

Background

  • The Security Manager (SM) will be responsible for developing and managing the security platform which will support all project operations in Nigeria.
  • S/he will develop a strong understanding of Chomonics corporate security policies and procedures. and apply these in a consistent and thoughtful manner to the specific requirements of the PSM program in Nigeria,
  • The SM will also supervise two regional security managers to ensure regular coordination and consistency of security procedures across Nigeria.
  • S/he will be responsible for building and enhancing strategic relationships with key government ministries (e.g. Nigeria Ministry of Defense) and the Nigerian security sector, including developing relationships with local security professionals. NGOIIP security managers, and security forces.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
Lead the Development of the Security Platform:

  • Develop comprehensive and realistic security protocols for program operations in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria that are compliant with Chemonics safety and security policies and procedures.

Build and Enhance Security Relationships:

  • Establish relationships with local law enforcement, civil authorities and development organizations for obtaining the most current information affecting the security of the program.
  • Liaise with local security forces, beneficiaries and members of the team and establish a network of contacts who can provide information on a regular basis.
  • In coordination with the projects’ senior leadership, continue rigorous liaising and networking with appropriate international security sources other donors, and their projects.

Provide Leadership, Strategic Guidance, and Management for Special Security Requirements:

  • These include but are not limited to: general and facility security assessments; event security; security for staff traveling in and around Nigeria; support for regional assessments and/or project movements in risk areas; and any situation that might threaten the safety of staff and operations.
  • Make recommendations for security enhancements and modifications, and ensure that approved recommendations are implemented.

Manage Security Provider Performance:

  • Manage security subcontractors and optimize the subcontractors performance with actions that include inspections and audits, ensuring compliance with requirements defined in the subcontract SOW, guidance and instructions for remedial actions, and oversight to ensure effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Particularly, work closely with the Home Office Supply Chain Solutions Security Director to educate the security providers to the programmatic approach and methodology.

Conduct Incident and Situation Reporting:

  • Reach out to staff and contacts for local and regional updates on security. Compile and disperse timely and accurate security updates, recommendations for changes in posture, and other relevant information to the senior management team and/or staff in- person or via e-mail, phone, or SMS.
  • Transmit security alerts for emerging situations and report all security..related incidents involving staff. Provide reports as requested to senior management team that capture major events and any impact on staff or. program delivery. Provide guidance with threat information and recommendation on travel prior to any field trips outside of Abuja, to include providing area specific emergency contact information (local hospitals, police stations, etc.)

On an Activity-by-activity Basis, Implement the Capability to Operate Safely:

  • In coordination with the senior management team, manage the implementation and quality control of security policies and the standard operating procedures.
  • This includes: ensuring sound security plans that enable the mission while meeting Chemonics standards; problem solving specific security issues; determining resource requirements; and vetting and selection of security resources fora constantly improving platform.

Manage and Continuously Upgrade the Chemonics Security Management Program:

  • Lead crisis and incident management preparations and response in Nigeria, in coordination with projects senior leadership. In this regard: update, as appropriate, the project emergency action plans and corresponding business continuity plans to ensure a fail-safe emergency communications system; clear emergency duties and responsibilities; and systems that foster fast, deliberate and coordinated team responses.
  • Conduct scenario training and test.exercises and ensure emergency continuity. Ensure all staff are briefed on. all safety and security considerations for project personnel arriving in country from overseas—to include information on security risks, incident in the field.

Strengthen Project Staff Security Skills and Habits:

  • Recommend staff training program and monitor completion and compliance. This includes regular briefings, security guidelines, communication procedures, travel precautions, emergency procedures and movement restrictions (as needed)

Job Qualification

  • Strong contextual knowledge of the security environment in Nigeria;
  • 10 or more years of experience in security management and oversight of security platforms:
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and leverage network connections to promote art accurate understanding of risk and strengthen knowledge of country context; Proven effectiveness in conducting liaison activities in complex and high-risk environments;
  • Prior professional experience working in law enforcement or military coupled with private sector work experience preferred:
  • Knowledge of U.S. government and USAID processes and regulations preferred:
  • Well-connected with local Nigerian authorities and international NGOs operating in Nigeria, as well as possessing a high ability to build strategic relationships and expand network;
  • Proven expertise in Nigerian security issues, including current threat environment, security policy, key actors, risk assessment, and best practices;
  • Experience providing security oversight to an international donor program desirable;
  • Ability to report to and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external:
  • Experience in training civilians on safety and security measures;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Fluency in English is required.

Required Skills:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills: must function well in a team setting.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Training facilitation skills is a plus.

Application Closing Date
24th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Uploaded CV/Resume (Should detail the contact information for at least three professional references)
  • Uploaded CV/Resume must clearly indicate your name and the position title.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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