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Consultants Job at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Consultants at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Consultants at the Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non – Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Reproductive Health and  Family planning (RH/FP), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria etc. We offer professional opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Training on Procurement and Supply Chain Management Monitoring & Evaluation for PR &NTBLCP PSM Staff

Reference Code: CPSM M&E /TB-PSM/ARFH-2017
Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) in collaboration with The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Programme (NTBLCP) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) With funding support from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is seeking for eligible candidates to fill the position for Consultants for training on Procurement and Supply Chain Management Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • The organization is embarking on a capacity building of the PR &NTBLCP TB Core PSM staff during the NFM TB commodity management in Nigeria.

The Objectives of the Training are:

  • Prepare plans and develop 12 core indicators for monitoring and evaluating PSM at national, zonal, state and Health Facilities level.
  • Prepare six of the 12 indicators as early-warning indicators of stock-outs and overstocking of medicines to treat tuberculosis and malaria.
  • Construct comprehensive evaluation criteria for use in tracking the performance of national PSM systems and for preventing frequent stock-outs and overstocking, for regular use and interpretation of early-warning indicators in PSM.
  • How these indicators will also alert managers to areas in which technical support is required to strengthen the national PSM system.
  • To ensure Monitoring and evaluation are used to assess a system’s strengths and weaknesses of PSM Activities
  • To ensure Monitoring cover all components of a PSM system, and monitoring and evaluation should trigger correction of all aspects that do not reach the target.
  • Monitoring can therefore ensure continuous quality assurance of a national PSM system.
  • Implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation programme requires trained personnel and financial and other resources, which should be well planned.
  • The rationale for the 12 indicators for the performance of PSM systems must be monitored and evaluated regularly in a timely manner in order for corrective actions to be taken and to control quality.
  • To ensure Core PSM indicators are needed that are relevant for all national drug programmes, donors and institutions.
  • To understand information about the factors associated with stock-outs and overstocking (e.g. lead time, insufficient quantities procured);
  • To understand that early-warning indicators are identified with a red star
  • To understand how core indicators focus on medicines for tuberculosis, malaria and to monitor other essential medicines and medical commodities.
  • Monitoring and evaluating risk in procurement & supply chain management:
  • How to develop Monitoring and evaluation tools and application at health facilities to track PSM activities of Tuberculosis commodities management and treatment in public and private facilities in Nigeria.

Coverage of the Training:

  • The coverage of the training was designed to be 10 working days and it is anticipated that the outcome of this training will be useful for TB commodity PSM M&E decision and programme intervention.

Location of Training:

  • Kini Country Guest Inn Akwanga Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Duration of Training: Ten working days.

Responsibilities
The Consultant for Training on PSM M&E will be responsible for:

  • Develop 12 core indicators for monitoring and evaluating PSM at national, zonal, state and Health Facilities level.
  • Prepare six of the 12 indicators as early-warning indicators of stock-outs and overstocking of medicines to treat tuberculosis
  • Construct comprehensive evaluation criteria for use in tracking the performance of national PSM systems and for preventing frequent stock-outs and overstocking, for regular use and interpretation of early-warning indicators in PSM.
  • How these indicators will also alert managers to areas in which technical support is required to strengthen the national PSM system.
  • To ensure Monitoring and evaluation are used to assess a system’s strengths and weaknesses of PSM Activities
  • To ensure Monitoring cover all components of a PSM system, monitoring and evaluation should trigger correction of all aspects that do not reach the target.
  • How monitoring can therefore ensure continuous quality assurance of a national PSM system.
  • Implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation programme requires trained PSM personnel and financial and other resources, which should be well planned.
  • The rationale for the 12 indicators for the performance of PSM systems must be monitored and evaluated regularly in a timely manner in order for corrective actions to be taken and to control quality.
  • To ensure Core PSM indicators are needed that are relevant for all national drugs programmes, donors and institutions.
  • To understand information about the factors associated with stock-outs and overstocking (e.g. lead time, insufficient quantities procured);
  • To understand that early-warning indicators are identified with a red star
  • To understand how core indicators focus on medicines for tuberculosis, and to monitor other essential medicines and medical commodities.
  • Monitoring and evaluating risk in procurement & supply chain management of TB commodities
  • How to develop Monitoring and evaluation tools and application at health facilities to track PSM activities of Tuberculosis commodities management and treatment in public and private facilities in Nigeria.
  • The consultant will be expected to provide the support for this Training Desk Review through document development, training of 24 PSM participants and support. The outputs will include:
    • Adapt the training content/ Modules to suit Nigeria and international PSM best practice
    • Development of the customized training curriculum (including training agenda, training plan, Participants guides) in line with the outcome of the training content/ Modules
    • Train the 24 PSM participants using a range of options including lectures, case studies, demonstrations, and exercises which will provide participants with the opportunity to increase and apply their knowledge and skills.
    • Develop a detailed training sessions outlining topics covered including results of pre- and post-test evaluation and other observations/recommendations/follow up actions / improvement plans for tracking implementation
  • The assignment will be carried out in Nigeria. The training report shall be delivered within 10 days face-to-face training
  • She/he will ensure timely preparation and submission of the training report on PSM M&E to the PSM Specialist of ARFH within 7 working days

Qualification Required
The Consultants Training on PSM M&E must have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Advance Degree in Pharmacy (Master’s/Ph.D) or related Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management field in addition to basic graduate Degrees of relevance to Public Health.
  • Previous experience in the successful conduct of Training on Procurement and Supply Chain Management Monitoring and Evaluation in health in Nigeria and/or elsewhere in the developing countries.
  • Possess strong analytical skill and ability to use relevant software for logistics, procurement and supply chain management analysis such as QuanTB, PICKnPACK Tool etc.
  • Evidence of technical capacity building on Logistics, Procurement and Supply chain management team
  • Good knowledge and experience of the Nigerian health system and Tuberculosis control programme.
  • Must possess good leadership, communication and interpersonal relations and team spirit.
  • Must be fluent in English language and communicate effectively will be an advantage.

Other Requirements:

  • All candidates must have good understanding of the country context and demonstrate familiarity with the Global Fund supported Tuberculosis grant in Nigeria.
  • Candidates must demonstrate competency in supporting country’s capacity building on PSM M&E.
  • All applicants for the position must include evidence of previous consultancies in their submission.

Application Closing Date
15th November, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae and Application Letter in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability for the job to: programs@arfh-ng.org Please reference the Job Title and Reference Code on the Covering/Application Letter as the subject of the mail.

Note

  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional e-mails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional referees.
  • Candidates must provide functional e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
  • Submission must be delivered to the above address not later than the deadline. No submission will be accepted after the closing date.

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