Zonal coordinator Needed By iplus consortium

iplus Consortium – The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration project which is funded by the Global Fund is designed to improve patient access and availability of medicines – through visibility, control and efficient last mile delivery. The project will also ensure tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State, Donors, Public & Private Sector, and across commodities – HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines. i+consortium, which comprises international and local organizations is responsible for the establishment of functional Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) and deployment of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools at State and LGA levels.
The consortium will be supporting the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) within the Food and Drugs Services (FDS) Department of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in achieving its set objectives of having a streamlined, cost effective and ultimately more sustainable National Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.

The Consortium is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title:
LMCU – Zonal Coordinator


Job Description
  • In line with the NSCIP's strategies, the zonal coordinator(s) will provide hands-on guidance to the State Ministry of Health (SMOH), partners, and other stakeholders within assigned zones.
  • The coordinator will lead a team of consultants in strengthening the Logistics Management
  • Coordination Units (LMCUs) and related supply chain systems across supported States and LGAs.
Specific Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the NSCIP and the Lot 3 CBS provider, lead a team of consultants in the States within the assigned zone to strengthen the LMCU for effective PSM leadership and coordination of supply chain implementation across health programs
  • Collaborate with the leadership of State ministries of health and partners within each region to improve supply chain performance and build capacities with a focus on integration across the critical SCM components of health programs including LMIS, capacity building for personnel (training, mentoring, mentoring of mentors, etc), inventory management, etc.
  • Support LMCU in cluster States in the development, monitoring and review of work plan for supply chain activities in conjunction with government and partners.
  • Support the LMCU in States within the assigned zone to roll out a standardized Logistics
  • Management Information System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making by program managers across all levels
  • Work with the zonal DPS and zonal LMCU coordinator & States LMCUs to coordinate the long haul distribution of products from the zonal hubs to the health facilities and support 3-PL performance management for quality service delivery
  • Also supervise 3PL performance and act as link between the NWAC, 3PLs and LMCUs who will be monitoring the states.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring of zonal warehouses for optimal inventory management and resource utilization under standard pharmaceutical warehousing practices
  • Coordinate the monitoring, tracking and documentation of supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at State and LGA levels
  • Support State LMCUs within assigned zone in the development and maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready resource of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programs
  • Directly responsible for ensuring all reports (Stock status (State and zonal hub), coordination,
  • PSM performance etc are reported by state LMCUs and collate this for onward submission to the NSCIP/NPSCMP
  • Coordinate the zonal routine updates and progress updates, share updates and provide feedback to LMCU Coordinators
  • Support the coordination of zonal supply chain meetings and report meeting outcomes including following up on action point to ensure performance improvement
  • Participate in other State and zonal supply chain or related meetings as appropriate
  • Coordinate assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain improvement within regional States
  • Support coordination of the supply chain team including zonal pharmacists, Zonal LMCU Coordinator, Zonal DPS etc
  • Responsible for the performance management of the State LMCU consultants within assigned zone
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
Skills/Knowledge Required
Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics Management or other relevant field
  • 5-7 years professional experience in procurement and supply chain management
  • Desirable that he/she should be trained or have worked across different health program areas ATMRH and Vaccines.
  • Previous experience managing health supply chain contracts with third party service providers in warehousing and/or transportation is strongly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or manage a team
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills is highly desired
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office including word, excel (data analysis and data presentation skills) and power point
  • Training on some supply chain areas that are relevant to the work is an added requirement.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Nigeria

Job locations

Imo, Sokoto, Gombe, Cross River, Lagos, Abuja

Application Closing Date
15 December, 2016

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to: [email protected]

Note

  • Please indicate the title of post applied for and location in the subject line of the email.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.

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