Supply Chain Management Systems Specialist at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Posted on: Fri 08-12-2023

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Management Systems Specialist

Job Number: R3291

Location: Osun

Employment Type: Full-time


  • The objective of the SCMS specialist position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable availability of diagnostics ( RDT), Anti-malarial, Insecticides Treated Nets (ITN), and other public health commodities, care, and support as well as other consumables at designated health facilities in each focus state supported by the Global fund project, in close coordination with the supply chain management systems Senior Technical Manager Supply Chain Management.
  • Build and strengthen the capacities of both LGAs and State Logistics Management Coordinating Units (LMCUs), and support same to facilitate and improve data collection, validation, and timely reporting.


  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the GF project in the designated focus state
  • Member of the state project management team that is responsible for overall project implementation and performance at the field level.
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) to streamline the process for requesting malaria commodities/medical supplies by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
  • Work closely with Chemonics to ensure tracking of commodities distribution from the central medical warehouse to facilities and provide feedback to the central office.
  • Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) to ensure the institutionalization of an efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities and the State central medical warehouse
  • Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) real-time monitoring, documentation and reporting (monthly and quarterly)
  • Support LMCUs (LGAs and State) to present at TWG meetings ADRs reported and State Stock status report from facilities.
  • Work closely with LCMUs (state and LGAs) to ensure that malaria commodities in the medical warehouse have appropriate accountability through real-time documentation of all transactions.
  • Report monthly/bi-monthly state medical warehouse and facility-level stock position
  • Working closely with the Senior Technical Manager SCMS to coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facility.
  • Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management, and reporting.
  • Working closely with the Senior Technical Manager SCM, provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG)/ LMCUs to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
  • Provide TA to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the effective reverse logistics and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and global fund waste drive policy.
  • Liaise and network with relevant GF SRs partners, state government, and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities, and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
  • Participate at state-level PSM Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings hosted by the same or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (Senior Technical Manager SCMS)


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Post-graduate degree in public health or an MBA is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ field-level experience with malaria programs and public health commodities supported by bilateral agencies such as GF, USAID/CDC, and other funders particularly those related to supply chain management both at facilities and state level.
  • A thorough understanding of state-level supply chain operations particularly the LMCU functions
  • Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context 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
  • Applicants should attach a copy of their most recent annual license to practice as Pharmacists to their resume.
  • Working knowledge of health commodities SCM at health facilities and state level. Ability to demonstrate skills in components of Pharmaceutical Care
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context Have an excellent understanding of comprehensive malarial programming, including program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as may be required
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.

Application Closing Date

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