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Supply Chain Logistics Advisor At JSI

Date Posted: 22/Sep/2013
Deadline: 31/Oct/2013


John Snow, Incorporated (JSI), a public health management consulting and research organization, is recruiting for a Supply Chain Logistics Advisor to provide technical assistance for a Nigeria MNCH Programme funded by UKaid. The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance in comprehensive maternal, neonatal and child health services to the government of Nigeria in the states of Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina, Kaduna, and Kano. The Maternal Health Advisor will be a full-time position based in Nigeria and is anticipated to begin in early 2014.


  • Ensure adequate supply of MNCH/FP commodities and vaccines to the service delivery points at all times and ensure zero stock-outs:
  • Work with the M&E officer to track commodity stock at each service delivery point;
  • Work with the USAID | DELIVER and SCMS projects, UNICEF, UNFPA and other donors to improve forecasting and the supply chain management system throughout the six states;
  • Provide and/or coordinate project drug management and logistics technical assistance; 
  • Serve as the technical logistics advisor, supporting improved service delivery from the logistics perspective; 
  • Provide specific, targeted, short term technical assistance as needed;
  • Build the supply chain management capacity within the health system at national level and in the six states;
  • Provide overall logistics management advice to various public health commodity programs;
  • Identify the need for specialized logistics technical assistance and coordinate this assistance and other logistics technical support when provided;
  • Coordinate with donors and with the SMOH to ensure rational and timely procurement of drugs, contraceptives, and medical supplies and use of donor resources. Serve on donor commodity coordination committees as requested; 
  • Represent logistics perspectives in policy discussions and decision making;
  • Encourage continuous performance improvement in logistics for staff throughout the system, but particularly at the district and provincial levels, in order to ensure the availability of drugs and medical supplies;
  • Provide logistics technical expertise, as needed and agreed, to local institutions, in the development and institutionalization of logistics management including sharing global best practices and local lessons learned; and 
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


  • Post-graduate degree in public health, logistics, or related field;
  • Eight to ten years international public health logistics management expertise, preferably in Nigeria;
  • Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
  • Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in Northern Nigeria;
  • Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
  • Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
  • Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and 
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.


Salary commensurate with experience.


Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 10/31/2013

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