Catholic Relief Services Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.

CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.

The SCM Manager will provide direct technical coordination & oversight of all routine supply chain management activities of health products that will be handled by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in 13 states of implementation and ensure compliance with Global Fund requirements

This includes coordinating and strengthening of linkages with all organizations involved in SCM activities in the 13 states.


Coordination & Oversight:

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with the three SRs; Malaria Consortium (MC), Society for Family Health (SFH), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), State authorities, including the State Ministry of Health (SMoH), Logistics Management Coordination Unit (LMCU), Federal & State Medical Stores, as well as technical and financial partners involved in the supply chain for the 13 malaria priority states
  • Lead the overall quality assurance of SCM activities in the 13 malaria priority states to ensure that SCM activities implementation is fit for purpose-this include first level review and sign off on quarterly SCM Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), and reports such as those of MSVs, states PSM review meetings and stock status reports

    Forecasting and Supply Planning:

  • Lead the coordination and sharing of information on supply plans, including upcoming shipments from CRS, to ensure there are no stock outs or expiries in the 13 malaria priority states
  • Participate in central forecasts and quantifications meetings and ensures the commodities needs of the 13 states are met

    Human Resources:

  • Work with NPSCMP/NSCIP in the performance monitoring and appraisal of states LMCUs in the 13 malaria priority states and participate in the National LMCU task team activities as it relates to the strengthening of LMCUs
  • Conduct regular monitoring and performance review of Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

    Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Be responsible for providing oversight on SCM risk management framework for 13 malaria priority states
  • Be responsible for identifying and documenting of SCM lessons learnt for the purpose of quality improvement of grant implementation for the 13 malaria priority states

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in any of the following or
    related areas Pharmacy, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management with demonstrated expertise in the management of health products. A Master's Degree in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing or providing technical support to procurement and supply chain management of health products
  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain strengthening activities
  • Proven experience working closely with State Ministries of Health
  • Prior experience with Global Fund projects, preferably with Malaria programs
  • Familiarity with local logistical operations in the country such as distribution, inventory management and warehousing operations
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Strong skills, initiative, and motivation, with a commitment to work in groups
  • Public relations skills and ability to work well both within a team and independently
  • Possess excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Flexible adaptable and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to manage time effectively to ensure timely and accurate completion of assigned tasks.
  • Professional proficiency in English oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50% of the time.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application.

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th November, 2018.

    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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