Integrated Supply Chain Planning Advisor
This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Integrated Supply Chain Planning Advisor 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.
Background: 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 addresses all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.
The Integrated Supply Chain Planning Advisor will provide 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 four task orders ensure access to health commodities and uninterrupted supply to health facilities. S/he in collaboration with other advisors will 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)
- Provide technical support to the National and State Governments and partners in the development of health products inventory management strategy to guide efficient health product positioning for an optimized warehousing and distribution services.
- Support national long-term inventory planning and warehouse network optimization to facilitate timely and efficient distribution of required health products to the clinics.
- Support 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 collaboration with Deliver and Return Team in the development of efficient long-haul distribution plan to maximally utilize warehouse and distribution infrastructures, manage product shelf life, and minimize the expiry of health products.
- 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.
- Support the development of long-term forecast of clinic requirements to guide the efficient and effective deployment of third-party logistics providers’ assets to support service delivery.
- Provide national support in supply chain system design, implementation, and reviews in line with program changes that will improve access to health commodity needs to patients.
- 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.
- Facilitate 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.
- Facilitate capacity development of Government at the National and State levels in the establishment of a system for periodic stock status review, presentation, and dissemination for decision making.
- In collaboration with the Management Information Systems, the team review available logistics data and support the development of a national stock status report to inform forecasting, supply planning, and procurement decisions.
- Provide technical support to health program procurement and supply management technical working group (PSM-TWG) meetings on national inventory management.
- Collaborate with the M&E team to develop and update the necessary tools needed for logistics data management and use on the health commodities supply chain.
- Support 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 the Integrated Supply Planning Manager.
- Bachelor’s degree Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Supply chain operations, and equivalent is required. Master’s degree is an added advantage
- Five years of professional experience in health commodity planning, distribution, and inventory management.
- Experience working in health programs, preferably in an international healthcare supply chain management environment desired.
- Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, FP & MNCH programs desired
- 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 in projections and planning 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 Advisor will report directly to the Integrated Supply Planning Manager.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.
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