Supply Chain Advisor At Management Sciences for Health

Job summary

The objective of the Supply Chain (SC) Advisor position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics, ARVs, and drugs for HIV treatment, care and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus project state, in close coordination with the Senior Supply Chain Advisor.The SC Advisor will work under the anticipated award which aims at delivering evidence-based HIV services including HIV Case Finding and Linkage (HTS), Adult Care and Treatment, Paediatric/Adolescent Care and Treatment, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), Cervical cancer screening, TB/HIV Care, Laboratory, and Health Systems Strengthening to Support Clinical Services in Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all supply chain management systems (SCMS) activities implemented under the project in the designated focus state
  • Member of the state project management team responsible for overall project implementation and performance.
  • Manage the partnership with the third-party logistics partners to ensure timely delivery of pharmaceutical and laboratory commodities and supplies.
  • Provide technical inputs at the state SCMS technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP.
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting HIV/AIDS medical supplies by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
  • Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to ensure the institutionalization of efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities
  • Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) on Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) real time monitoring, documentation and reporting (monthly and quarterly), and present reports at TWG meetings.
  • Conduct bi-monthly regimen analysis to inform resupply.
  • Coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facilities.
  • Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management and reporting.
  • Provide Technical Assistance to the state logistics technical working group (TWG) to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
  • Provide Technical Assistance to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and USG waste drive policy.
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the project.
  • Write and submit to the state team leader all required reports on supply chain management including clear documentation of programmatic achievements, challenges and opportunities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.**REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION**

A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, or related field. A Postgraduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage. Registration with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) is a must.


A Postgraduate degree in public health/health science is an advantage


At least 5 years’ related professional experience, of which 3 years is field level experience managing supply chain systems for either HIV/AIDS, Malaria or TB programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC in Nigeria**.**


Significant experience in the Nigerian public health services, with excellent understanding of comprehensive ART programming, including program design, implementation and evaluation


  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, presentation, and writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Fluency in English
  • Excel, data base, word and PowerPoint computer skills are required at the minimum

Core MSH competencies:

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Quality and Timeliness of Work
  • Quality of Work and Team Relationships

How to apply

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.