Technical Officer - Logistics

Background:

Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. Based in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), US CDC and The United Nations office of Projects and the World Bank. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has earned a solid reputation among its funders and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

The broadened scope of activities under its Global Fund (GF) Alignment HIV Grant has created the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus.

Position Details:
Position: Technical Officer – Logistics
Number of Persons: 1
Position Location: Ebonyi State

Overall Job Function:

The Logistics Officer will plan, support and implement an efficient logistics and supply chain management system in collaboration with the PSM lead for ECEWS in accordance with donor requirements and stipulated guidelines of the Federal Government of Nigeria

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Receive, review and analyze summary logistics performance reports on HIV test kits (regular update of the stock status report at both SDP and central level).
  • Periodically analyze Combined Report Requisition Issue and Receipt Forms and determine which reporting sites need supervisory support to ensure regular, accurate and timely reporting.
  • Process the facility orders to the vendor or to the CMS for distribution (PSM TWG laboratory focal person)
  • Aggregates the reports for all of the facilities in the country to provide the input for the national quantification
  • Monitor stock levels at the central warehouse
  • Communicate with relevant procurement units for procurement of HIV test kits
  • Monitor the central warehouse to ensure that orders are sent to reporting sites in a timely manner and in accordance with the established lead time
  • Monitor the central warehouse to ensure good distribution and warehouse management practices.
  • Communicate stock status information regularly to the FMOH, NACA, and other relevant stakeholders including implementing partners to ensure that information collected is used for logistics decision making
  • Report periodically and share HIV test kits and laboratory commodities logistics information (e.g. test usage, stock levels at the warehouse and the SDPs) with both internal and external stakeholders

Reporting & Supervision:
The position reports to The PSM Lead on the Project. The position regularly interacts with facility staff and the zonal program implementation team as well.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or other relevant field with prior relevant field experience in supply chain management and HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of five (5) experience in related programming in developing countries. Global Fund experience will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) Years’ experience in Pharmacy Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Proficiency in MS Access, SPSS, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point and other Office packages.
  • Proficiency in the use of email and internet.
  • Fluency in English; excellent communication and report writing skills required.

Desired Core Competencies:

  • Be able to use pharmaceutical tracking tools to input data into stand-alone and web-based data bases/systems for the purpose of monitoring drug use and needs across ECEWS supported sites.
  • Be familiar with and able to use monitoring and evaluation tools for the tracking of pharmaceutical products.
  • Be familiar with and have the ability to deploy the Logistics and Health Program Management Information Program for the purpose of Pharmacy logistics and Monitoring
  • Be a resource person for the training of site level staff on pharmacy logistics and monitoring
  • High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.

Note
The advertised position is full time. This vacancy will close on the 8th of July, 2022.

ECEWS has a competitive compensation package, interested candidates may submit a one-page capability statement and an updated resume as a single MS word document with full names as tittle of the document to careers@ecews.org with position clearly stated as subject of the email. ECEWS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly advise female qualified applicant to apply for any of the positions listed above. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

There will be no physical interview. All interviews will be carried out via the Zoom platform. All applicants are encouraged to download the App in preparedness for the interview.