Special Advisor to Chairman of the National Warehouse Advisory Committee (NWAC)

Partner The Global Fund
Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5316/12960
Department/office AFR, GHMCO, Nigeria
Duty station Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration 4 months with possibility of extension
Application period 25-Aug-2017 to 08-Sep-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, we are working together to better serve people affected by the diseases. In close collaboration with the Federal government of Nigeria (FGoN) through the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health's National Products Supply Chain Management Programme (NPSCMP), we are embarking on an ambitious and innovative approach to the challenges across Nigeria's supply chain. To achieve this objective in its continuous efforts collaborating with Donors/Partners, the National Supply Chain Integration Project (NSCIP) was created in 2014 as a transitory mechanism to full Government ownership after a three year implementation The goal of NSCIP is to improve on the effectiveness and efficiency of the national supply chain by removing duplications while promoting synergy; strengthening collaboration through mutual participation in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; skill transfer through improved local content participation in project execution which would in turn prevent stock outs of health products in store/facilities, minimise wastages and effectively run the entire system.

The current procurement and supply management system is mostly parallel and with a lot of challenges. Efforts are being put in place under the Nigeria Supply Chain Integration project to integrate the supply chains of the different programmes- Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV, and Reproductive Health & Vaccines where appropriate to make them more effective and efficient.

There is work underway to ensure effective Federal and State coordination, designing and implementing a warehousing and distribution network with 6 zonal-hubs operated with support of private sector, and strengthening of Logistics Management system.

There will be a period of transition from the programme specific arrangements associated with in-bound supply, transport to warehouses, and ultimate delivery to facilities to the new integrated arrangements. During the transition there will be a hybrid of arrangements in place, and it is important that there is no disruption to patient treatment.


To ensure that all the parties in the warehousing and distribution network corporate with the National Warehouse Advisory Committee (NWAC) -Secretariat in complying with all activities intended to integrate and manage warehousing and distribution system in line with NWAC vision. To manage the  critical risk factors in transitioning all warehouse and distribution functions to NSCIP platforms, all of which will requires stronger political will than will normally be provided by any other PMO operatives. To facilitate the requests for approvals from high level FMOH and SMOH officials most of which have overwhelmed the PMO operatives ( lessons from year 1 – Kuehne Foundation). To Institute any other functions that will ensure resilience of system. To ensure most especially all vertical contracts cease to exist as soon as NSCIP platform is ready.

The Special Advisor Chairman NWAC shall support preparation of a detailed transi...

Education: Bachelors' Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Busi...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Procurement and Supply Chain: Good understanding of processes and practices ...

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Contract type: Local ICA  Contract level: LICA 8 Specialist Contract durati...

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