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Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist, Supply Chain

Job Title: USAID Project Management Specialist, Supply Chain

Announcement Number: Abuja-2020-062
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series / Grade: LE – 4005 11
Work Schedule: Full-time – Work Schedule is 40hrs per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11
Telework Eligible: No

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the public
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to start on or after May 2021
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No, Occasional Travel
  • Travel Required: Incumbent is required to perform work-related travels.

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Summary

  • The USAID Project Mgmt. Specialist PMI Supply Chain Systems & Commodity is a member of the PMI interagency team and provides technical leadership, management, and coordination of the procurement, warehousing, and distribution of malaria commodities, and other health products in support of PMI and USAID Implementing Partners. S/he works with counterparts at the Federal Ministry of Health and the private sector, advocating for mobilization of domestic resources to manage malaria programs.

Duties

  • Program/Project/Activity Management – 35%. The PMS PMI SCSC will serve as a Contracting/Agreement Officer Representative (C/AOR) and/or Activity Manager for projects with estimated annual expenditure rate in the range of US$5-10M or US$10-50M respectively; with full responsibility for management, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned aspects of the malaria prevention, control, and elimination portfolio. She monitors and reports on developments in the PMI and other health sectors, especially as they relate to successful implementation of National Health Logistic Management Information System (NHLMIS) activities; and, monitors, analyzes, and reports on relevant aspects of host government policies, regulation, and programming, and on malaria-related and other health and development issues, based on an in-depth understanding of USAID and USG policy and program objectives and priorities.
  • Technical Leadership and Advisory Function – 35 %. The PMS PMI SCSC coordinates with other USG agencies to ensure the delivery of systematic and consistent technical assistance to the host government and to Non-Governmental Organizations partners and implementing partners in the areas of supply chain management including the ordering, delivery, clearance and distribution processes for the malaria commodities that they procure directly. In addition, s/he provides strategic input on all PMI programs or other malaria-related components; use diplomatic skills and technical acumen to influence the FMoH and State Ministry of Health (SMoH) in their strategic decisions and policy formulation to strengthen supply chain management, including transparency and accountability, and encourage the (Host Government) to take concrete steps in the overall journey to self-reliance; influence other donors, and the private sector to leverage resources for health systems strengthening to achieve mutual goals such as those related to PMI; recommend and implement mechanisms that will ensure transparent and accountable management of health commodities at all levels of the system.
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting – 15% The PMS PMI SCSC ensures that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that periodic, reliable measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established; and, collects and monitors performance data on an ongoing basis and prepares reports of program/project/activity progress for use within the Office, the Mission, the USG at Post, and for USAID/Washington and others. S/he assesses progress in achieving results for malaria-related activities, evaluates and assesses activities as needed; and, continually strives to enhance the achievement of results by periodically reviewing the development context, results indicators, and activity implementation progress, identifying problem areas and suggesting solutions. S/he prepares technical and policy analyses, evaluates sectoral issues, and provides input to mission activities with respect to malaria and related sectors; summarizes information and conclusions in written and oral form for presentation to senior USG, and other decision makers, and for incorporating into other activity documents as appropriate; organizes field trips, conferences, and seminars to ensure maximum exposure to emerging trends and various points of view, and for monitoring assigned malaria-related activities, providing translation as needed; and, prepares written reports that reflect a sound understanding of assigned areas of responsibility, and that clearly document that a wide variety of sources and points of view have been consulted in undertaking analyses, and in drawing conclusions.
  • Representation and Coordination – 15%. The PMS PMI SCSC serves as a key liaison for strategic PMI issues; identifies short-, mid-, and long-range achievable and sustainable strategies for improving malaria supply chain activities within the Nigerian health sector, with a focus on decentralized areas; and, represents USAID, the USG, and the broader USAID health program at high-level meetings, and at seminars and conferences on malaria-related topics; serves as the USG point of contact to liaise with FMoH and SOMS in relation to coordinating supply chain systems support, supply planning, forecasting, quantification and programming; and participates in key technical for a related to supply chain and commodity management at the FMoH, SOMS, Ministry of [Finance, Economic Development], and among key donors involved in supply chain.

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Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

  • Physical Demands: The work requested does not involve undue physical demands.
  • Education Requirements: Minimum of Master’s degree, or the local equivalent, in Pharmaceutical Studies, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Business Administration, International Health, Health Planning or Public Health is required.

Evaluations:

  • Education: 10 points
  • Prior Work Experience: 20 points
  • Job Knowledge: 30 points
  • Language Proficiency: 10 points
  • Skills and abilities: 30 points

Benefits:

As a matter of policy, and as appropriate, a PSC is normally authorized the following benefits and allowances:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if applicable)
  • Annual and Sick leave
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as applicable):

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance

Application Closing Date

12th January, 2021.

 

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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