Performance Improvement and Coordination Consultant at Iplus Consortium

 Iplus Consortium - The Nigeria Supply Chain Integration project, which is funded by the Global Fund, is designed to improve patient access and availability of medicines through visibility, control and efficient last mile delivery. The Project (NSCIP) is domiciled in the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCM), Department of Food and Drug Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria. The project is also ensuring tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State Ministries of Health, Donors, Public and Private Sectors, across commodities - HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines.We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Performance Improvement and Coordination Consultant - State Logistics Management Coordination UnitLocations: Abia, Nasarawa, Cross River, Adamawa, Plateau, Oyo, TarabaReports to: The State Director of Pharmaceutical Services (DPS) through the State LMCU Coordinator and to the National LMCU Task TeamKey RoleKey role of the consultant is to position the state as supply chain leader i.e. build capacity of State LMCU to integrate all supply chain systems, coordinate all supply chain stakeholders to align their systems and synchronize their activities with the LMCU while driving routine performance improvement.Specific Responsibilities The State LMCU Consultant, in collaboration with the NPSCMP, State Ministry of Health and PSM stakeholders in the State, shall carry out the following activities:Build the capacity of LMCU personnel on supply chain leadership (integration and coordination)Integrate all the supply chain systems in the State into the LMCU mainstreamInfluence all supply chain stakeholders (programs, partners, government) to align their systems and synchronize their activities (including work plans) with the LMCUActively search for and manage risks that may affect the successful integration, alignment, synchronization and performance of LMCU activitiesEnsure that all activities performed in the LMCU transcend output towards expected outcomes i.e. build capacity of LMCU to effectively manage both out-sourced and owned activitiesBuild the capacity of the designated State Performance Improvement and Coordination (PIC) officer to perform the duties of an NSCIP modelled PIC officerUse the risk and issue visibility report to determine appropriate interventions required to resolve issues and mitigate risksInfluence and support the relevant supply chain partners and other stakeholders to resolve identified issues and mitigate risksPrepare and submit summary supply chain performance improvement reports on key indicators i.e. (reporting rate, stock out rate, wastage rate and LMCU funding rate)Prepare all periodic reports as may be required by the State and NSCIPMonitor, track and document supply chain indicators based on performance monitoring framework at state levelParticipate in state monitoring and supervisory visits (MSVs)Perform any other duties as assigned 

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