Vacancy for Supply Chain Management System Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)


Vacancy for Supply Chain Management System Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) – Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a worldwide wellbeing charitable association, utilizes demonstrated methodologies created more than 40 years to help pioneers, wellbeing directors, and groups in creating countries construct more grounded wellbeing frameworks for more noteworthy wellbeing sway.

We work to spare lives by shutting the hole amongst learning and activity in general wellbeing.

We are enlisting to fill the situation beneath:

Title: Supply Chain Management System Specialist

Job ID: 13-9946
Locations: Adamawa & Ogun
Grade: I
Group/Office: HPG
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A000 – None Specified
Reports To: Senior Technical Manager, PSM
Slot: 2


  • The SCM Specialist will support the implementation of procurement and supply chain management activities at the state level and with partner health facilities.
  • The SCM Specialist will be a member of the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU) in any state where LMCU has been set.
  • The focus will be on building capacity of partnering health facilities in all areas of procurement and supply chain management, including but not limited to forecasting and quantification, inventory management, storage/warehousing, distributions, quality assurance and quality controls, and reporting.
  • The SCM Specialist will ensure a coordination role between actors at the state level.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting Malaria 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)
  • Present at TWG meetings ADRs reported from facilities.
  • 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 technical working group (TWG) 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 Global Fund 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, evaluation and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the Global Fund Malaria 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) 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)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ field level experience with Malaria 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
  • Highly skilled pharmacist
  • 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
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy 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 Malaria 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.

2nd March, 2018.

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