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About the job
Chemonics seeks a Nigerian cooperating country national Forecasting and Supply Planning Advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project and Global Fund project in Nigeria. These projects aim to ensure an uninterrupted supply of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world. The Forecasting and Supply Planning Advisor will provide and support technical assistance to the National and State Governments, PEPFAR implementing partners, The Global Fund partners and other relevant stakeholders in developing health product requirements across the health-specific task orders to develop the capacity of Government counterparts in estimation of products requirements and gap analysis. This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
- Provide technical leadership and support to the National and State Governments and partners in the development of health products forecast and supply plans with periodic reviews to inform funding requirements, financial gap analysis and resource mobilization
- Facilitate assumption building activities that will guide the development of health product forecast and supply plans to meet the needs of clients
- Support advocacy to Governments on funding requirements for health commodities procurement and appropriate use for service delivery
- Facilitate capacity building of Government and implementing partners on forecasting and supply planning processes including the development, review, and implementation of standard operating procedures for these activities
- Support quarterly update and submission of Quantimed and PipeLine databases to the GHSC-PSM Home Office on specific health commodities to inform procurement decision and funding mobilization
- Support update and submission of quarterly supply plan reports using current logistics data and program assumptions that will guide procurements
- Provide technical support to health program procurement and supply management technical working group (PSM-TWG) meetings on supply chain activities around data visibility and use, product selection, regimen analysis and product use
- Collaborate with Procurement and Sourcing teams to manage client’s expectations on product availability based on updated supply plan
- Collaborate with M&E team to develop and update necessary tools needed for logistics data management and performance monitoring
- Develop and deliver appropriate supply chain presentations and reports on current situations, innovations and supply chain solutions that will promote commodity security and sustainable systems
- Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Science, Supply chain operations and equivalent is required. Master’s Degree preferred
- Minimum of five years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in an international healthcare supply chain management environment and in logistics and supply chain management for both ambient and cold chain laboratory commodity
- A good understanding of the Nigeria health system; including PCR laboratory network for viral load testing and early Infant diagnosis
- Highly analytic and proficient in the use of advanced MS Excel for analysis to guide engagement with stakeholders; and other evidence-based decisions to support commodity security
- Ability to solve problems and manage stakeholder expectations
- Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, FP & MNCH programs desired
- Demonstrated ability to monitor and train in health supply chain programs
- Ability to use forecasting and supply planning tools (e.g. Quantimed & PipeLine) is highly desired.
- Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
- Fluency in English is required
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
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