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The Logistics Advisor will be responsible for coordinating commodity logistics activities in the assigned state for the GHSC-PSM project in Nigeria.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
The Logistics Advisor, working through the State Logistics Management Coordinating Unit (LMCU), shall be responsible for;
Facility Level Replenishment and Reporting:
- Ensuring donor-procured health commodities “stock on-hand” within health facilities continuously falls within the min/max range established for each product by supporting the LMCU to:
- Facilitate data collection at the state level
- Facilitate data review at the state level (accuracy of facility reporting)
- Facilitate data input into the National Logistics Management Information System (LMIS) reporting tool
- Support assessment activities (EUV, state warehouses, storage facilities, supply chain, etc.)
- Submit bi-monthly replenishment orders for quantities of each donor procured commodity not to exceed the allocated value of commodity made available to the State from the national supply of donor stock,
- Submit emergency orders if/when donor-procured stock levels fall below min/max values in between bi-monthly distributions
- Support replenishment trend analysis and consumption data pattern analysis to help supervise and identify future distribution requirements.
Facility Level Receiving:
- Share the distribution plan with identified Stakeholders within the state
- In conjunction with the W&D Advisor, will develop a schedule to monitor distribution services of the 3PLs making deliveries of donor-funded commodities (appropriate trucks, delivery times, etc.)
- Coordinate with SDP IPs and other stakeholders to ensure that facilities have the appropriate staff with signature authority are present during delivery windows, that facilities conduct a comprehensive review of the quantities of each product delivered against the proof of delivery, that facilities inspect the quality of the products being delivered, and facilities carefully noting any discrepancies on the proof of delivery document prior to accepting the delivery.
- Receive copies of the PODs from distribution 3PL and share it with LMCU.
- Escalate any discrepancies in the number of products delivered or quality challenges
- Oversee the review of PODs to detect any issues and address/escalate accordingly.
- Provide feedback to the regional and central W&D team on delivery issues
Facility Level Storage:
Coordinate with SDP/ IPs and other stakeholders to ensure that donor-procured commodities within health facilities are stored and managed in keeping with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, and good inventory control best practices.
State Central Medical Store:
- Support the state to strengthen storage practices at the central medical store, applying best practices, and improving the state systems.
- Support routine LLIN distribution in Malaria supported states
Coordination and Governance:
- Support state monthly PSM TWG meetings, providing technical inputs and information regarding supply chain activities of program areas supported by GHSC-PSM.
- Support the conduct of the biannual ART focal person meeting.
- Support State Health Partners’ Meeting
- Support the state programs in their annual work plan development and periodic review.
- Facilitate periodic visits to the health facilities, by the GHSC-PSM M&E team, to monitor implementation of supply chain activities that supports service delivery, and report results to the Regional Director.
- Providing state-level reports to the Regional Director on the stock status of health products within health facilities in the state and warehouses that have stock allocated to their state
System Strengthening and Collaboration with other Donors:
- Work with other USAID supported IPs to coordinate program activities and promote synergy among partners.
- Work with stakeholders to conduct Joint monitoring and supportive visits.
- Work with stakeholders to conduct capacity-building activities suited to address identified gaps
- Conduct a joint routine review of data quality issues with all relevant stakeholders and develop appropriate strategies to address issues identified.
- Ensure availability of commodities for all partner programs where it falls within GHSC-PSM mandate
Report on commodity loss:
- Immediately report donor and state-procured commodity loss at the health facilities or during distribution to the Regional Director. The losses will include, expiries, theft, discrepancies inventory, commodity damage during handling, damage in product quality, etc. while in the custody of the state officials at the warehouses and/or health facilities.
- Facilitate the collection of a police report on the incident to ascertain the root cause and preventive action
- Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.
- Support achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.
- Perform other tasks as directed by the Regional Director
- Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Logistics management, or other related Sciences.
- Specific experience in supply chain and programming related to HIV/AIDS, TB, FP, MNCH, or Malaria strongly desired.
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience
- Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project required
- Good knowledge of using Microsoft office especially word, excel, and PowerPoint
- Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Fluency in English is required
The Logistics Advisor will report to the Regional Director, Region 3, or designee.
Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment
This is a long-term position for the life of the contract.