States Coordination Consultant at United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: States Coordination ConsultantVacancy code: VA/2017/B5316/12347Location: AbujaDepartment/office: AFR, GHOH, NigeriaContract Type: Local ICA SpecialistContract Level: LICA Specialist-8Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extensionJob Categories: Programme ManagementJob-SpecificThe Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics.As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries.By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases.In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health's National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria's supply chain.To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation.The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.Functional ResponsibilitiesThe role of the state coordination consultant encompasses the following key aspects:Lead in the design and implementation of polices and strategies to ensure that NPSCMP is fully competent to guide the supply chain vision in Nigeria and to conduct audit and other supply chain function such as monitoring and reporting of the stock status situation of health products.Engage with the states to ensure actualisation of integration and scope the next wave of integration opportunities.Support in establishing political support for the project with all relevant stakeholders at National, State and LGA levels.Advocate for federal and state resources, including staff to be provided through programmes required to set up the coordination mechanism and also logistic management coordination units (LMCU), working closely with the LMCU lead and the other team leads.Facilitate capacity building of state team on supply chain management- including technical support on PSM activities at state, LGA and facility level.Regularly track integration programme targets, LMCU progress and indicators and report them periodically.Support the project in the federal and state coordination work streams, initiate the activities that will ensure coordination at all levels.Design programme governance model with the NPSCMP- federal and state donors, senior PR leadership forum.Support and Facilitate Steering Committee Meetings with Donors, PRs and FGoN.State engagement process- with the state and zonal level SCM technical working group-separate state commissioners and directors of FDS forum.Support NPSCMP in identifying resources and funding.Support development of NPSCM audit capabilities for PPP contract management.Support the establishment of NPSCM audit capabilities and make a start on audit and reporting for public and private supply chains.Support the activities of the LMCU Task Teams. 

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