The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Pharmacy and Supply Chain Specialist
Locations: Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano
Under the supervision of the Advisor, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management, the incumbent will be responsible for the provision of technical guidance on pharmacy and supply chain-related activities to assigned clusters in the state.
The job holder will ensure and support the effective communication and documentation of all Pharmacy and Supply Chain Management activities including pharmacy-related improvements and recommendations identified during site visits.
S/he will conduct site visits and meeting with relevant stakeholders and will prepare monthly summary reports of all pharmacy and supply chain activities in the state and submit to the Technical Advisor, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management.
Contribute to Monthly and bi-monthly program reports on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities
Maintain a state Pharmaceutical and Supply Chain issues register
Monitor and collate adverse drug reaction reports in the assigned state.
Mentor staff on Pharmacy and Supply Chain activities at the state level
Participate in developing and updating Pharmacy and Supply Chain training manuals.
Review last-mile distribution schedule for all facilities in assigned states
Act as a resource on all Pharmaceutical and Supply chain issues in the assigned state.
Strengthen Pharmaceutical care practices in assigned state
Implement state-level monitoring, service quality governance, and reporting of CPARP, CARC, and other DSD models
Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with Procurement and Supply Management (PSM), GON at the state level.
Collaborate with the State LMCU to promote and oversee an integrated approach to the supply chain management of health commodities
Monitor distributor performance to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
Participate in capacity-building activities for Pharmacy focal staff.
Monitor reporting rates and timeliness of reporting for facilities in the assigned state.
Monitor emergency order rates for health facilities.
Perform any other duties assigned.
A primary Degree in Pharmacy plus an advanced Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Supply Chain Management, or another related field. Certificate in Logistics Management of Health Commodities or its equivalent
Prior Work Experience:
Three (3)-Five (5) years of mandatory knowledge and experience in the implementation and management of pharmacy and supply chain management services in HIV/AIDS program.
Provide technical support to service delivery points in ensuring best practices in health commodities commodity management In-depth professional knowledge of development principles, concepts, and practices, especially as they relate to the assignment is required.
This includes a thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical and supply chain management issues in Nigeria and the approaches to address them.
The job holder should have knowledge of the country's government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities, and regulations.
Solid working knowledge of management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is critical to the success of this position
Skills and Abilities:
Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and an extensive range of contacts with donors, other Implementing Partners, Ministry of Health officials, and non-governmental organization counterparts.
Must possess high-quality analytical skills and the ability to assess ongoing public health interventions to evaluate their efficiency in relation to significant economic, political, and social trends in Nigeria.
Ability to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate important and complex projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment are also required.
Application Closing Date
29th August, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.