State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant  – Coordination and Strategy 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 will also ensure tighter integration of National health commodities supply chains between Federal & State, Donors, Public & Private Sector, and across commodities - HIV, Malaria, TB, Reproductive Health and Vaccines. i+consortium, which comprises international and local organizations is responsible for the establishment of functional Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCU) and deployment of Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) tools at State and LGA levels. The consortium will be supporting the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) within the Food and Drugs Services (FDS) Department of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) in achieving its set objectives of having a streamlined, cost effective and ultimately more sustainable National Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below: Job Title: State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant  - Coordination and Strategy ConsultantLocation: Adamawa Reports to: The NSCIP through the Zonal Logistics consultantsJob DescriptionThe State LMCU consultant, in collaboration with the State team, will provide technical support for the strengthening of the Logistics management coordination units and improving related supply chain systems at the State and LGA levels.The State LMCU consultant will be based in the LMCU office under the Directorate of Pharmaceutical services in the State of deployment.Key RoleKey role of the consultant is to guide all LMCU operations to ensure they meet their objectives, and take actions to align all programs/partners and supply chains to the LMCU mainstream.In addition, to source opportunities and identify threats and mitigate them and ensure that all activities align with the core values of NSCIP and government at all levelsSpecific ResponsibilitiesThe State LMCU Consultant shall under the supervision of the PSM Specialist, and in collaboration with other PSM staff, carry out the following activities.In collaboration with the NPSCMP, State Ministry of health and PSM stakeholders in the State, strengthen the Logistics Management Coordinating Unit where existent, and establishment in States without an LMCUIn collaboration with the State LMCU, coordinate supply chain implementation and stakeholders at State levels towards integration in line with the NSCIP’s strategic objectives across all health programsSupport the LMCU in the roll out of a standardized Logistics Management Information System for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making across all levels of project implementationWork with the LMCU to facilitate the routine analysis and dissemination for informed decision makingCoordinate data collection and analysis from secondary and tertiary health facilitiesProvide hands-on technical support for the development of distribution plansMonitor and document supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at State levelsProvide periodic project reports and follow up on identified priority action points for system improvement and support the LMCU in the receipt and transmission of routine program reports including but not limited to periodic stock status reports, progress reports, etcWork with NSCIP, State LMCU and i+consortium to ensure close implementation and monitoring of annual work plans to demonstrate progressSupport the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LMCU capacity at the State levelSupport LMCUs in the maintenance of a logistics data repository that will serve as a ready of accurate and timely State level logistics data for all health programsParticipate in supply chain meetings at State levels and report outcomes including relevant action pointsConduct assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain performance improvement at State levelsContribute to routine reports for State level project activities and documentation of project successesPerform other duties as may be assigned.

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