Health Supply Chain Specialists at the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria – 6 Positions

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Nigeria, an affiliate of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a Non-Governmental Organization funded by the U.S Government through the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Job Title: Health Supply Chain Specialist

Locations: 6 Geo-political Zones, Nigeria
Slots: 6
Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.

Description

  • The Organization is seeking qualified candidates to work on its recent award on “the Nigeria Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIlS), a Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Survey that was developed to enable countries obtain HIV-specific indicators, including the impact of the expansion of HIV prevention and treatment programs to facilitate effective monitoring of national HIV programs.

Essential Functions

  • To provide technical and programmatic support to NPHIIA Project in health supply chain management, including capacity building for individual service delivery points (SDPs) supply chain management.

Key Area of Responsibility

  • The incumbent would ideally be a highly competent team player who enjoys taking initiative
  • Attributes would also include immense patience, tenacity and creative thinking.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to service delivery points in ensuring best practices in health commodities commodity management
  • Ensure timely receipt and review of utilization of consumption reports from the field. Update and manage a logistic management system for all health commodities. Provide feedback to field staff at the SDPs assigned on LMIS reports/ADR reports
  • Prepare accurate commodity requirements/delivery order for commodities and ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities for program needs
  • Conduct monitoring and support visits to assigned service delivery points to ensure smooth implementation of supply chain and pharmacy activities
  • Ensure supply chain activities in SDPs are aligned with the government of Nigeria standard operating procedure
  • Treatment support.
  • Provide professional clinical supervision and mentorship to other pharmacists and pharmacy support personnel at the SDPs
  • Actively develop and contribute to medication safety initiatives such as Adverse Drug Event (ADE) monitoring, reporting, analysis and prevention
  • Participate in practice-based research and Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE) studies for increased knowledge on medication use outcomes
  • Contribute to the identification and documentation of best practices and success stories on the NPHIIA project.

Minimum Qualifications
Education:

  • Minimum of a First Degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharm), or a related Degree, Certificate in Logistics Management of Health Commodities or its equivalent

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years work experience in a donor funded public health program e.g. HIV, Malaria, etc.

Application Closing Date
13th February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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