Monday, 29 August 2016

Project /Logistics Officer at Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG)

Ohonyeta Care Givers (OCAG) is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) established in 1997 in Otukpo - Benue State to address the socio-economic and health concerns of the people of Benue and other poor communities in Nigeria. OCAG is dedicated to empowering vulnerable and marginalized communities in Benue State and beyond through advocacy / policy influencing, reproductive health messaging and referrals, capacity building, household economic strengthening and program /services delivery across the broad spectrum of HIV/AIDS.

OCAG is about to start the implementation of an integrated community case management of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea (ICCM) in partnership with Christian Aid and funding from DFID/UKAid subject to signing of contract agreement.

Job Title: Project /Logistics Officer

Job Description

  • The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective project implementation and management of ICCM commodities at community and LGA levels.
  • The post will manage collaborations with focal persons in the LGA (CORPs, LLHFWs etc) and State CMS.
  • Provide technical support on effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data.
  • Work with Christian Aid’s State Programme Coordinator to ensure timely distribution of commodities to health facilities.
  • The role will be responsible for effective management of commodities including tracking of commodities, compliance with storage and distribution, utilization and reporting of logistics data, ensure project activities are delivered on time, within approved budget and in compliance with standard protocols, policies and national guidelines.
  • The role will maintain strong relationships through effective communication between organization, partners (donors and funders), LGAs and Central Medical Store (CMS).
  • The role will ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of community based volunteers’ capacity development and training.

Degree in Basic Health or any related field.

Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working with an indigenous or international NGO.
  • Experience in strengthening health commodities logistics management systems at local and state level.
  • Extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and health policies, integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and maternal health.
  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming.
  • Experience of managing donor-funded projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate project progress reports to a wide audience.
  • English fluency and ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Local language knowledge a plus.
  • Familiarity with ICCM national guidelines desirable.
  • Skills and experience in  state and local advocacy and lobbying processes.
  • Familiarity with Donor funding and reporting requirements.
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria.
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and work well in a team.


Closing Date: 2nd September, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letter to stating the position as subject of the mail.

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