Tuberculosis (TB) Logistics Advisor at Chemonics International Inc

Chemonics International Inc., a leading international development firm based in Washington. We are currently working on a project (Nigeria State2State), an anticipated five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).State2State is presently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Nigerian nationals for this upcoming project. Chemonics seeks candidates with experience working on USAID or other international donor funded projects in Northeast and Northwest Nigeria to fill the position below:Job Title: Tuberculosis (TB) Logistics AdvisorLocation: AbujaScope of Work:This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the TB Logistics Advisor to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.BackgroundThe purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world. The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.The TB Advisor will support the GHSC-PSM Tuberculosis Logistics Team under the overall guidance of the Lab Logistics Director to provide hands-on support to health facilities, States, and Federal Ministry of Health Agencies through their Logistics Management Coordination Units (LMCUs) and at the Central level. In collaboration with the Lab Logistics Manager, Regional Managers, s/he will support Health Facilities, the providing lab services, implementing partners, Global Fund-supported partners and other stakeholders in defined location on supply chain-related activities to enhance data visibility and information sharing.Supervision:The Tuberculosis Logistics Advisor will report directly to the TB Logistics ManagerWorking Conditions/Duration of Assignment:This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)Serve as a technical resource for the implementation and administration of lab logistics policies, systems, goals, objectives and procedures.Provides support in the collection of laboratory logistics data using national HIV/AIDS and TB laboratory logistics tools that can inform resupplies, quantification, funding and procurement decisions.Build and maintain a database of equipment platform and work with vendors to provide preventive maintenance and services to PCR machines.Provides technical support to the GHSC-PSM cold chain assessment, warehousing and distribution activities to support service delivery.In liaison with the supervisor, provides technical support to the Government and partners on product specifications and selection to inform quantification and procurement of laboratory commodities.Provides technical assistance to the stakeholders on Integrated Samples Transfer/Referral system to optimize the laboratory equipment harmonization and standardization.Good working knowledge of the GeneXpert for TB detectionProvides technical assistant for the update of the standardized list of laboratory equipment for each level of the national health pyramid.Supports the process of post-market validation of HIV rapid test kits and other laboratory products as appropriate, based on the guidance of the national programs and USG team.Provide support to ensure that expired or unusable chemicals and reagents are separated from active stock and treated following appropriate procedures.Support training/mentoring of health facility staff in the use and application of the LMIS tools for the collection of HIV and TB logistics dataPerform other duties as assigned by the Director of Laboratory Logistics System or his/her designate.Perform other duties as may be assigned.

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