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- Job Position: Health Senior State Facilitator – FCT
- Reference Number: DUN087
- Job Location: Abuja
- The role is for a Deloitte Independent Facilitator who will take on responsibilities to support the eradication of polio & strengthen routine immunization with a lead role in Vaccine Security and Logistics.
- Support the development of annual and quarterly state work plans for EPI (vaccine security, logistics and service delivery) to ensure conformity with comprehensive Multi-Year plan (cMYP) Nigerian Strategy for Immunization and Primary Health Care System Strengthening (NSIPPSS)and National Logistics Working Groups (NLWG) workplans.
- Support the implementation of state work plans for EPI (vaccine security, logistics and service delivery) to ensure alignment with the workplan goals, Effective Vaccine Management Improvement Plan (EVM IP) including articulation of a well-defined action tracker for monitoring implementation.
- Support the development of State Logistics Working Group (SLWG) Work Plans towards implementing the vaccine management standards and practices including bundling vaccines, maintaining stocks levels, preparing and following optimised distribution plans of vaccine, devices and data tools for RI and SIAs and ensuring cold chain functionality and maintenance in line with Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) standards.
- Review the temperature records of state cold stores and advocate for solving identified gaps such as ensuring timely repair and routine maintenance of cold chain equipment; backup generators are functional, adequate funds are provided to operate generator as required on continued basis and provide regular reports.
- Ensure that computerized temperature monitoring devices provided to stores are functional and maintained and Temperature Monitoring and Control (TMC) systems are adhered to.
- Facilitate the development of a State Action Plans for implementation of the Polio and other SIAs including MNCHWs in the target States and support their implementation.
- Facilitate tracking progress of implementation of the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) improvement plans at state, LGA and health facility level by the SLWG.
- Serve as State technical advisors in cold chain management, delivery and distribution of vaccines for the polio eradication and routine immunisation programmes.
- Assist with the implementation of guidelines and norms regarding cold chain and safety of immunization services delivery.
- Support the state team in ensuring timely planning and disbursement of funds to LGAs.
- Develop specific related vaccines security and logistics strategies for reaching the hard to reach normadic and minority groups within the State.
- Transfer of competencies to State and LGA Cold Chain/Logistics Officers on VSL issues.
- Support capacity building of government and partners in immunizations with special emphasis on VSL taking into account lessons learnt and new developments from the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) processes and New Vaccine Introduction.
- Support capacity building of State cold chain officers on new cold chain equipment technologies in light of GAVI CCE optimisation systems for effective cold chain planning in respective states.
- Assist State/LGAs in building cold chain and logistics equipment inventory and efficient equipment management systems, utilize same for needs assessment and provide corrective trainings as the need arises.
- Support states in conducting trainings, supportive supervisions in vaccine management & logistics and cold chain maintenance.
- Provide regular comprehensive bottleneck analysis of stock, cold chain operational status and coverage (RI & SIA) of states and support states in implementing the innovative solutions on a monthly basis.
- Support the CCO and SIO to be conversant with the use of Navision and ensure completeness and accuracy of the data therein.
- Undertake supportive supervisory field visits to LGA and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of EPI delivery in the assigned state.
- Carry out any other duties in support of UNICEF led Health interventions as assigned by supervisor or authority of UNICEF Lagos office.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Health / Biomedical sciences / Engineering or equivalent (minimal).
- At least three (3) years progressively professional work experience with at least one (1) year providing technical support in the area of logistics, supply chain management, cold chain (OR) a Master degree in Public Health or Pharmacology or Engineering.
- Experiencing in managing cold chain system for vaccines or other related medical supplies and providing immunization services is an added advantage.
- Fluency in English (minimal). Knowledge of the three (3) major Nigerian languages is an added advantage.
- Experience in social mobilization, advocacy and communication in health-related programmes, training/capacity building, team leading and team building.
- Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and coordinate logistics activities as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
- Good analytical and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment.
- Proficiency in computer applications including excel and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a team
- Ability to monitor progress, collect and analyse data, effect corrections and prepare reports.
- The role reports to the Health Specialist
- The duty location covers FCT.
- The contract duration is 2 Months
10th May, 2021.
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