Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS. Our areas of focus include: Technical support for malaria control Capacity building, harmonisation and training of health workers Heath systems strengthening Behaviour Change Communications and community outreach activities Operational research, policy and advocacy
Supply Chain Officer
Job Type Full Time
Experience 3 – 5 Years
Job Field Procurement
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.
The anticipated follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.
To provide technical support on the supply chain management of malaria commodities at the project offices within the SuNMaP 2 project.
Scope of work
The Supply chain officer will be actively responsible for maintaining an effective and efficient logistic management of drugs at the state level. S/he will be work directly within the State Logistic Management Coordinating Unit and the Malaria Consortium offices at the assigned state.
Key working relationships
The Supply Chain Officer will be a member of the programme implementation team and report to State Team Manager and other project staff in delivering programme work plan.
1. Supply Chain (70%)
- Ensuring that the supply chain activities meet the needs of the programmes in a timely manner and does so in accordance with donor requirements, MC policies and procedures
- Carry out monthly stock status assessment of all SuNMaP 2 commodities at the state central medical stores and report on the assessments to higher levels flagging issues needing actions
- Provide technical support to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management of malaria commodities at the assigned state
- Support and assist in the management of SuNMaP2 commodities at the assigned State Central Medical Stores (SCMS) and health facilities.
- Provision of general and technical logistics/Supply chain management support for SuNMaP2 commodities
- Submit timely and accurate logistic report and review all LMIS reports for project commodities at the assigned state.
- Monitor the delivery of SuNMaP2 commodities and escalate any discrepancies in the quantity of commodities delivered and any quality issues.
- Working with the state Logistic Management Coordination Unit on the management of project commodities and also serves as a link between Malaria Consortium and the state Logistic Management Coordinating Unit
- Provide support for the Monitoring and Evaluation team and reconcile logistic data with M&E data
- Maintaining and regularly updating a database of malaria commodity logistics data for the project
- Performs other duties as directed.
2. Coordination/Feedback (30%)
- Ensure smooth relationship with Country Office and other technical managers within the project;
- Facilitate routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to health facilities on effective supply chain management of commodities.
- Coordinate review meetings for all LMIS reports to provide feedbacks on the quality of LMIS reports
- Provide regular feedback to the country Supply Chain Specialist and Country Commodity Manager as well as State Malaria Service Delivery Expert in a timely manner
- Provides support to the Malaria Service Delivery Expert on program implementation
- Proven previous experience in Supply Chain and Logistics Management of Malaria or HIV/AIDS commodities
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related role
- Have a bachelor degree in Pharmacy
- Experience managing a medical supply chain and coordination
- The person must be familiar with the national supply chain system of MoH and LMIS , including MCLS
- Ability to engage with stakeholders on the supply chain management of public health commodities
- Good inter-personal, communication and planning skills
- Experience with good understanding of logistic management of public health commodities in Nigeria
- Experience with using Microsoft Dynamics NAV or another equivalent Enterprise Resource Planning system
Work-based skills and competencies:
- Strong analytical skills
- Proven writing skills in English
- Ability to work effectively and sensitively in developing countries
- A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
- Negotiation, Facilitation and coordination skills
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