The Management Sciences for Health Job Opening

Posted on :

20 Jun, 2018

Category :

Supply Chain Jobs in Nigeria

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.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Management Systems Specialist (Consultant)
Job ID: 13-10061
Location: Niger
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 – Nigeria CaTSS
Reports To: State Team Leader


  • The objective of the SCMS specialist consultant position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics, ARVs, and drugs for HIV treatment, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the USAID funded CaTSS project, in close coordination with the supply chain management systems (SCMS) Advisor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the CaTSS project in the designated focus state
  • Present at TWG meetings ADRs reported from facilities.
  • Conduct bi-monthly regimen analysis and report to inform program’s alignment to FMoH/WHO of initiating 90% new patient on TDF ART backbone.
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor 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.
  • Provide guidance to Pharmacists at the health facilities, while working with the State team on strategies for improving access and quality of care for Very Important Patients (VIP); and provide monthly/ bi-monthly progress report to SCMS advisor.
  • Work closely with partner health facilities and State government to institutionalize and implement RTKs and Testing Point-delineation-SOP and systems to ensure accountability of the commodities issued to the health facilities by State through ensuring that service providers regularly carry out stock verification and reconciliation of records when and where necessary.
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, provide TA to the state logistics management coordinating unit (LMCU) 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 efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and USG waste drive policy.
  • Liaise and network with relevant CaTSS partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluating and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the CaTSS project and within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep the state team leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Participate at state-level SCMS technical working group (TWG)/LMCU meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (SCMS Advisor/STL)
  • 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 HIV/AIDS medical supply by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
  • 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-
  • 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)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacist Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context
  • Have an excellent understanding of comprehensive ART 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
  • Minimum of 3 years’ field level experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC, particularly those related to supply chain management
  • 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
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in some component of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Niger state, Nigeria will be an added advantage

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 25th June, 2018.

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