Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Pharmacy / Logistics Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Pharmacy / Logistics Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.

Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.


  • SHOPS Plus seeks to facilitate the availability of government supplied drugs and laboratory reagents in the private sector by providing technical support to the State TBL Control Program and private clinical facilities for the logistics management of anti-TB commodities (drugs and reagents) at the assigned state central medical stores and health facilities.

    The objectives of the Logistic Management Support are to:

  • Build the capacity of Intermediary Organization (IO) network officers on Logistics Management Information System (LMIS): the logistics consultant will build the capacity of the Intermediary Organization to ensure adequate mentoring of the private facilities. The IO Network Officers will in turn build the capacity of private facilities on logistics management of anti-TB drugs and reagents on a continuous basis

    Provide on-the-job mentoring to private facilities:

  • In addition to continuous capacity building of private providers by the IO, the logistics consultant will carry out periodic supportive supervisory visits to private facilities to carry out on-the-job mentoring on timely and accurate generation, collation and submission of logistics reports to ensure uninterrupted supply of drugs and commodities
  • Conduct data quality assurance for LMIS: Conduct routine monitoring visits to private DOTs facilities and stand-alone laboratories for data verification, validation and logistics data quality assessments (DQAs) using standard checklists
  • Ensure minimum stock levels in private health facilities: build capacity of private providers on adequate quantification and forecasting in line with National TB Program (NTP) guidelines to prevent stock-out of TB commodities in clinical facilities and labs
  • Provide technical support to state TB logistics system: Support State TB Logistics Officer to remove organizational bottlenecks in third-party logistics for supply of anti-TB medicines and reagents to health facilities by facilitating documentation, quantification, distribution and other logistics processes
  • Generate project logistics reports and tracking of project M&E indicators: provide periodic reports on stock status, commodities storage condition, logistics activities and
    warehousing maintenance and other month/bi-monthly/quarterly and supportive supervision reports
  • Enhance collaboration between public and private TB Stakeholders: coordinate the TB state stakeholders in logistics mentoring and supportive supervision to the supported facilities
  • The pharmacy/ logistics consultant is expected to perform, but is not limited to the following tasks:
  • Develop and maintain a logistics information database for all engaged facilities. The database will be updated periodically as more facilities are actiavted for TB services with SHOPS Plus support
    Build the capacity of the Intermediary Organization during formal training of IO personnel and during mentoring and supervisory visits
  • Carry out site visits to private providers and laboratories for mentoring and supportive supervision on LMIS
  • Carry out quarterly data quality assurance
    Attend program review meetings for giving and receiving feedback during network meetings on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly logistics reports and tracking of logistics indicators
  • Support private providers on logistics processes including quantification and forecastiing in line with NTP guidelines to prevent stock out of TB commodities and reagents
  • Attend state logistics planning and technical working group meetings to ensure effective collaboration between public and private TB stakeholders
  • Periodic logistics reports

    Minimum Qualifications

  • (8+) years of experience and a Master Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 10th November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; Abt Associates Technical Specialist / Pharmacy / Logistics Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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