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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Integrated Supply Chain Planning Associate
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Description/Scope of Work
- This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Associate to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Nigeria.
- The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.
- The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s maternal and child health, and population and reproductive health programs. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
- The Integrated Supply Chain Planning Associate will assist in the provision of technical support to the National and State Governments, PEPFAR implementing partners, The Global Fund partners and other relevant stakeholders in developing health product inventory management and positioning across the aforementioned task orders to ensure access to health commodities and uninterrupted supply to health facilities.
- S/he in collaboration with other associates, and advisors to inform health product planning, distribution and inventory management to promote uninterrupted access to health service delivery under the direction of the Plan and Source Director or his/her designate.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Assist in integrated business planning processes on health commodity management, in-flow and outflow of the products from national and international sources to the clinics.
- Support the management of aggregated end-to-end commodity demand planning and inventory positioning to ensure uninterrupted access to essential health commodities at the clinics.
- Assist in the development of long-term forecast of clinic requirements to guide efficient and effective deployment of third party logistics providers’ assets to support service delivery.
- Support the development of a synchronized inventory management activities in collaboration with forecasting and supply planning team, deliver and return team and state-based field program teams to increase visibility and prompt decision making based on available data.
- Assist in the development and sharing of months of stock information as required by GHSC-PSM Home Office to monitor national and facility level stock availability data.
- In collaboration with the Management Information System team, review available logistics data and support the development of national stock status report to inform forecasting, supply planning and procurement decisions.
- Participate in procurement and supply management technical working group (PSM-TWG) meetings to provide information on national inventory management.
- Assist in the development of appropriate supply chain presentations and reports on current situations, innovations and supply chain solutions that will promote sustainable systems.
- Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.
- Support achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.
- Perform other tasks as directed by Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager.
- Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Supply chain operations and equivalent is required. Master Degree is an added advantage
- One to three years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in an international healthcare supply chain management environment
- Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, FP & MNCH programs desired
- Demonstrated ability to monitor health supply chain programs
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
- A proven ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to use Microsoft tools projections and planning in is highly desired.
- Ability and willingness to travel in the field
- Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project preferred
- Fluency in English is required
- The Integrated Supply Chain Planning Associate will report directly to the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Manager.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment:
- This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Application Closing Date
12th October, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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