State Logistics Management Coordination Consultant -LGA Data 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 - LGA DataLocation: ZamfaraReports 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 RoleThe key role of the LGA and Data Consultant will be to support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholders.In addition, the consultant will work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practices and support LGA coordination.Specific ResponsibilitiesThe State LMCU Consultant shall under the supervision of the PSM Specialist, and in collaboration with other PSM staff, carry out the following activities.Support the set up and operationalization and optimization of the LGA LMCU units and data collection and reporting to respective stakeholdersSupport effort to improve all data quality indices timeliness, accuracy and completeness and support improvement of data quality through on the desk review and onsite validationIn collaboration with the LMCU, coordinate supply chain implementation and stakeholders at LGA levels towards integration in line with the NSCIP’s strategic objectives across all health programs work with community based structures to support service delivery/recording and reporting practicesSupport LGA coordination efforts by the State LMCUsSupport the LMCU in the roll out of a standardized Logistics Management InformationSystem for data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination for informed decision making across all levels of project implementationWork with the LMCU to facilitate the routine data collection, validation, collation, analysis and dissemination for informed decision makingCoordinate facility audits to address non-conformant practices by improving issues visibility that will drive performance improvement at the SDP levelFacilitate monitoring the last mile deliveries of medicines and health productsTrack and document supply chain performance matrices in line with the national integrated monitoring & supervision framework at LGA levelsSupport the LMCU in monitoring and supportive supervision activities to health facilitiesProvide periodic project reports and follow up on identified priority action points for system improvement at the LGA and primary facility levelsSupport the deployment of capacity building interventions designed to build LMCU capacity to conduct audits, lead operational improvements, train facility staff, collate data, provide reports, apply better inventory techniques and manage performanceSupport LGAs 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 LGA levels (and relevant State level) and report outcomes including relevant action pointsConduct assessments and identify opportunities to drive supply chain performance improvement at LGA levelsContribute to routine reports for LGA level project activities and documentation of project successesPerform other duties as may be assigned.

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