MNCH Manager

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 27 Apr 2020

This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Manager for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.

Background: The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award 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), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and USAID’s Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) program. 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.

Since 2018, GHSC-PSM has worked in three states; Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto to strengthen access to medicines through the establishment or strengthening of state Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) Schemes and MNCH commodity logistics systems. As GHSC-PSM moves towards the full implementation of USAID’s Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR), this support has expanded to include broader supply chain systems strengthening to the supported states for improved financial and programmatic sustainability. .

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Coordinate the development of MNCH (Task Order 4) activities in GHSC-PSM workplans and budgets for all fiscal years through the lifespan of the Project aligned with the MNCH (Task Order 4) program description.
  • Work closely with other task order team members to ensure MNCH commodity and supply chain concerns (including Drug Revolving Fund (DRF)) are addressed in cross-cutting systems strengthening activities.
  • Support the Director RMNCH to monitor and coordinate the activities of the MNCH field staff, implementing partner (s) and consultants in the USAID targeted states.
  • Routinely monitor and analyse performance of MNCH activities and ensure provision of adequate support to each state including through the state DRF Implementation Committees and State
  • Engage partners in both public and private sector at national and state level to strengthen MNCH supply chain systems
  • Build capacity of country and state teams and partners (public and private) on strategic supply chain strengthening activities, including DRF through the development of programmatic guidance and capacity-building exercises;
  • Participate in RMNCH Technical Working Groups at National and in targeted states
  • Collaborate with M&E team, to monitor MNCH End Use Verification (EUV) data collection, assist in data analysis and generate report.
  • Coordinate with the MIS and M&E teams to conduct routine MNCH data analysis to understand trends, progress and challenges for improved decision making
  • Coordinate sustained inclusion of MNCH commodities management in routine Monitoring and Supervisory visits to health facilities in USAID target States.
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree in medicine, pharmacy, health economics or another relevant field.
  • Advanced degree in health systems or health financing is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of child and maternal health, public sector health financing and/or state-level implementation of drug revolving funds ; experience in public health supply chain preferred.
  • Previous professional experience with international donor programs required.
  • In depth knowledge of the MNCH environment in Nigeria, in Sokoto, Kebbi and Bauchi states.
  • Experience in liaising with multiple stakeholders including but not limited to USAID funded-projects, in-country Ministries of Health,
  • Results-oriented professional capable of achieving targets and goals set in cooperation with the client, counterparts, and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of supply chain concepts preferred.
  • Prior management and supervision experience preferred.
  • Ability to contribute to capacity-building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures.
  • Ability to work independently and to manage various projects daily with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other project staff, other donors, consultants, the Ministry of Health, international organizations, and other stakeholders as relevant.
  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English required.

Supervision

The MNCH Manager will report directly to the Director, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) or his or her designee.

Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment

This is a long-term position for the life of the project based in Abuja, Nigeria with travels to Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto states, and potentially other areas of Nigeria as needed.

How to apply:

To apply, click here-https://chemonics-ghsc-psm-nga.formstack.com/forms/531_170_20_mnch_manager

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