Jobs at John Snow. Inc

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a US based international Public Health consulting firm and manages two (2) projects/contracts through its integrated office in Abuja, Nigeria.
Through the Partnership for Supply Chain Management consortium; JSI implements
the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project for the US Government as part of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The purpose is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management system to procure pharmaceuticals and other products needed for the care and treatment of persons with H IV/AI DS and related infections.
JSI implements the USAID I DELIVER Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a global technical assistance project aimed at increasing the availability of essential health supplies through procurement services and assistance designed to strengthen health commodity supply chains in developing countries.
To support the implementation of the health supply chain project in Nigeria, JSI is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

  • Warehousing Advisor
    Background:

    The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) was established to enable the
    unprecedented scale-up of HIVfAIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in the developing world. SCMS procures and distributes essential medicines and health supplies as well as works to strengthen existing supply chains in the field, and facilitates collaboration and the exchange of information among key donors and other service providers. SCMS funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by the US Agency for International Development has identified the need for a Warehousing Advisor to provide technical expertise in the area of Federal and State health commodity warehousing infrastructure and as well as personnel resource development.
    SCMS is seeking a Warehouse Advisor (WA) to work collaboratively with a Short Term
    Technical Assistance Warehousing expert and in concert with SCMS Nigeria work plan and
    activities in Nigeria. The WA will be also directly responsible to follow-up on tasks &
    activities when the STTA is not in-country and any other activities deemed necessary by
    JSI fSCMS Nigeria Office. The WA will be part of the Systems Strengthening Team and
    responsible for activities under the SCMS workplan as well as other activities within the
    integrated office set-up.
    Specific task to be performed are as detailed below:
    A.            Technical Support to The Food & Drug Services, FMOH
    B.            Technical Support to Central & State Warehousing Personnel
    A: Technical Support to the Food & Drug Services, FMOH

    To serve as the technical lead and support to the Food & Drugs Department of the Federal
    Ministry of Health on matters pertaining to best warehousing practices and warehousing
    policies.

    J.             To support the Food & Drugs Services Department on matters pertaining to
    development and implementation of standard policies and practices in WarehOUSing
    of Health Commodities.

    II. Support the development of a standard Warehousing Strategy that will be piloted at
    the Federal level and cascaded down to State central Medical Stores.

    III. Work in collaboration with the Resource Development department of S.CMS to
    develop job aids and support Organizational development of the ministry staff on
    Warehousing practices.

    IV. Develop a standard warehousing checklist to ensure compliance of best
    warehousing practices at all Federal Medical Stores.

    V.            Support the staff of SCMS and STTA in the review of the organization design to
    ensure that the up-skilling of the FMOH team will not create unnecessary duplication
    of roles throughout the organization.

    VI. Participate in job descriptions review to allow alignment of the newly acquired skills,
    ensuring what has been learnt is put into practice.
    VI. Participate in job descriptions review to allow alignment of the newly acquired skills,
    ensuring what has been learnt is put.into practice.

    VII. In collaboration with the M&E team and the warehouse expert, participate in the
    development of a Monitoring and Evaluation plan needs.
    VIII. Participate in the development of a Retention plan to manage the risk associated with
    the trained staff leaving once skills transfer has taken place.
    B: Technical Support to Central & State Warehousing Personnel

    To serve as technical lead and support to State Central Medical Stores in matters
    pertaining to best warehousing practices and warehousing policies.

    I.             To provide technical support to State Medical Store personnel on organizational
    development and resource development on best warehousing practices.
    II. Participate in the delivery of trainings as the need arises, to Federal and State
    Warehousing personnel.
    Qualifications

    SCMS is seeking to recruit a Warehousing Advisor with the following expertise:
    Knowledge and/or experience in warehousing constructions and landscaping.

    Knowledge and /or experience in the availability and costs of warehousing equipment and
    tools required for such refurbishments, including the use of racking and climate control
    installations, including cold rooms.
    Experience in the management! maintenance of a Warehousing facility.

    Work experience in the public health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar developing
    country context.

    Demonstrated ability to supervise and conduct training.
    Knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
    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 and to be self-managing.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    Ability and willingness to travel in the field.

    Interested applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter by email to
    warehouse-job@ng.jsi.com



    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 0 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified



  • Logistics Advisor, HIV/AIDS (Abuja)
    The Logistics Advisor (Abuja) will provide hands-on support to health facilities
    under the HIV/AIDS supply chain unification. The advisor will also provide
    technical assistance to the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) in assigned states,
    PEPFAR implementing partners, Global Fund-supported partners and other stakeholders in a defined location as appropriate. The Logistics Advisor will support a number of facilities based personnel on supply chain management of health commodities a team working with a team of other advisors to ensure smooth implementation of the HIV/AIDS supply chain unification activities, other JSI Nigeria supply chain functions and report to the Associate Director HIV/AIDS

    Position Description:

    1.            Provide technical support to ensure that health facilities covered under
    the HIV/AIDS supply chain unification project are adequately supplied
    with the health commodities.

    2.            Support coordination between SCMS/JSI, the FMOH, SMOH, and
    PEPFAR partners to develop and implement supply chain strategies and
    provide appropriate non-duplicative services that will ensure reliable
    procurement and distribution of essential HIV/AIDS medicines and
    related commodities, including antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, HIV test kits,
    drugs to treat opportunistic infections (Ols), laboratory supplies, and
    infection prevention commodities.
    3.            Provide technical support for the annual program-specific quantification
    as well as the National annual quantification of HIV/AIDS commodities
    and procurement plans in collaboration with colleagues, stakeholders
    and partners.
    4.            Support the linkage between the PEPFAR implementing partners,
    SMOH and Global Fund/NACA partners and the warehouse location to
    ensure commodities supplies to health facilities are seamless.
    5.            Support coordination of supply chain activities for timely receipt of
    reports from health facilities, processing of reports and filling of
    requirements to ensure that health facilities are resupplied with
    appropriate commodities.
    6.            Work with Government counterparts to provide feedback to health
    facilities and partners on supply chain data to improve the quality of
    reporting
    7.            Collaborate with implementing partners and state government officials to
    organize monitoring and support visits to health facilities and provide the
    needed support for smooth implementation of supply chain activities in
    selected area and other locations.
    8.            Participate in monitoring and supportive visit to health facilities within the
    assigned states to support capacity transfer to appropriate health facility
    staff to efficient management of supply chain activities at the facility level
    9.            Support the establishment and implementation of regional technical
    working group that will support and monitor the activities of the
    unification project Support the coordination of distribution activities for
    timely supply of commodities t? facilities.
    10.          Support capacity building activities for State Government of
    counterparts and other stakeholders on supply chain activities
    11.          Support the activities of warehouse & distribution service providers to
    troubleshoot and address supply chain issues that will impact
    commodities availability before, during and after distribution of commodities.

    12.          Support the process of proof of delivery gathering, review and sharing
    with relevant stakeholders in the state to validate the supply of health
    commodities to the facility

    13.          Support harmonization efforts for the logistics function at the federal and
    state levels in order to establish a harmonized commodity logistics
    system including logistics management information system for health
    commodities.

    14.          Participate in supply chain assessment and other relevant studies to
    monitor implementation ofthe unification exercise

    15.          Collaborate with other JSI project staff in the states to support supply
    chain activities and relationship with the State officials and relevant
    stakeholders

    16.          Attend relevant supply chain meeting within the states and make
    presentations as required
    presentations as required
    17.          Contribute to routine monthly, quarterly and annual reports for
    submission to program funders.
    18. Any other duties as assigned


    Skills/Knowledge Required:
    Applicants for this position should possess the following minimum qualifications:
    •             A Bachelor Degree Pharmacy, Public Health, Logistics Management,
    Medical lab science, Business Administration or its equivalent
    •             Three to five years of professional experience in health programs,
    preferably in an international health care supply chain management
    environment
    • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, or Malaria programs strongly desired
    •             Proven experience in managing public health programs or projects in
    Nigeria or similar developing country context
    •             Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service
    programs
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
    • 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 and to be self-managing
    •             Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and
    PowerPoint is required
    • Ability and willingness to travel in the field
    Interested applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter
    by email to log-adv-abuja@ng.jsi.com




    Location: Abuja
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Public Health
    Required Grade:  Not Specified