Senior Supply Chain Officer – Health Systems at Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Supply Chain Officer – Health Systems

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time

Job Summary

  • We are recruiting for a Senior Supply Chain Officer: Health Systems to join our team in Abuja
  • The job purpose is to support to the procurement, supply chain management and quality assurance of malaria commodities to be procured and utilized under the MC SMC programme with oversight from the Health System Supply Chain Manager.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Health Systems Senior Supply Chain Officer will be a member of the Country Technical Team, led by the Senior Country Technical Coordinator.
  • S/he will report to the HSSCM, work with other technical team members and work with the SMC project team in delivering programme work plan on health commodity related procurement and management in line with the project direction.
  • He may also be assigned to manage other project commodities as deemed fit by the HSSCM.

Key Responsibilities
Project Supply Chain (National) (70%):

  • Serves as a focal point for the program team for requests related to SMC commodity logistics issues.
  • Ensures pharmacovigilance of SPAQ during the seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaign in PF funded states ·
  • Follows the activities of all suppliers of goods and service providers to ensure quality, timely payment, handling of complaints to mitigate and resolve issues as quickly as possible.
  • In accordance with the organization’s storage manual, produce a monthly inventory report to the Country Commodity Manager on the last day of each month.
  • Produces reports (monthly, end of campaign and for the donor) of reconciliation of stocks for all inputs, indicating what is purchased, received, distributed and the remainder, to be provided to the Country Commodity Manager and SMC project manager.
  • Work closely with program team and commodity manager in developing and finalizing RFQs and RFPs for programmatic procurements
  • Participate in the monitoring of the performance of 3rd Party Logistics company engaged for the management of distribution of health commodities.
  • Monitor and track the delivery of SMC commodities and escalate any discrepancies in the quantity of commodities delivered and any quality issues.
  • Support the Country Commodity Manager in the management of all project commodities deployed across the country
  • Support the Country Commodity Manager in following up issues on IDEC and NAFDAC permits with all the relevant agencies in Nigeria.
  • Maintaining and regularly updating a commodity procurement database of SMC commodities and other commodities used for programme implementation in Nigeria.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Country Commodity Manager, Senior Country Technical Coordinator and SMC Project Director.

System Strengthening (30%):

  • Facilitate routine monitoring and tracking of health commodity utilization across the states to identify capacity gaps.
  • Coordinate review meetings for all health commodity procurement reports to provide feedbacks to the project team lead
  • Routinely participate in the monitoring and supportive supervisory visit to states on the supply chain management of SMC commodities while mentoring the state and GoN staffs on supply chain management
  • Participate in the training of national and state supply chain staffs on the supply chain management of SMC commodities
  • Provide regular feedback to the Country Commodity Manager as well as the SMC Project Director on the capacity gaps across the states in the management of project commodities and plans to address the gaps.

Person specification
Qualifications and experience:

  • Have a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences or a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) or a Master in Business Administration (MBA).
  • 5-7 years’ experience in a related role
  • Have a Degree in Pharmacy or other related qualification
  • A certification in procurement and supply chain management and or QA of pharmaceuticals will be an added advantage
  • Experience with logistic management of public health commodities in Nigeria
  • Experience with engaging vendors like 3PL companies and suppliers of health products is desirable.

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • Proven previous experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management of Malaria commodities
  • Proven ability to build and maintain collaborative relationship with donors, subcontractors, grantees, and vendors in general
  • Experience managing a medical supply chain and coordination
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders like NAFDAC, Customs and NMEP
  • Good inter-personal, communication and planning skills
  • Experience managing a medical supply chain and coordination
  • Committed to organisational mission and values
  • Proven experience in the international procurement of malaria is desirable
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel and knowledge and use of database tools.

Remuneration
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2022 (23:59 GMT).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

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