Health Supply Chain Specialist at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Nigeria (MGIC)

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 SpecialistLocations: 6 Geo-political Zones, NigeriaSlots: 6Duration: One year with the possibility of renewal subject the availability of funds.DescriptionThe 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 FunctionsTo 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 ResponsibilityThe incumbent would ideally be a highly competent team player who enjoys taking initiativeAttributes would also include immense patience, tenacity and creative thinking.Primary ResponsibilitiesProvide technical support to service delivery points in ensuring best practices in health commodities commodity managementEnsure 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 reportsPrepare accurate commodity requirements/delivery order for commodities and ensure an uninterrupted supply of commodities for program needsConduct monitoring and support visits to assigned service delivery points to ensure smooth implementation of supply chain and pharmacy activitiesEnsure supply chain activities in SDPs are aligned with the government of Nigeria standard operating procedureTreatment support.Provide professional clinical supervision and mentorship to other pharmacists and pharmacy support personnel at the SDPsActively develop and contribute to medication safety initiatives such as Adverse Drug Event (ADE) monitoring, reporting, analysis and preventionParticipate in practice-based research and Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE) studies for increased knowledge on medication use outcomesContribute to the identification and documentation of best practices and success stories on the NPHIIA project.

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