Chemonics International National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NISRN) Senior Logistics Advisor - Jobs in Nigeria

Chemonics International National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NISRN) Senior Logistics Advisor - Jobs in Nigeria

Chemonics International - We're one of the world’s leading partners in international development, because where Chemonics works, development works. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners and beneficiaries take on the world’s toughest challenges. Today, we re-imagine global supply chains to deliver essential medicines to the right place at the right time. Our global network of more than 4,000 specialists share an unwavering resolve to work better, driven by a conviction that the world must be better.


  • The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world.

  • The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.

  • The {National Integrated Specimen Referral Network Logistics Senior Advisor} will support the NiSRN Logistics Manager to provide operational and technical support for all NiSRN activities under USAID GHSC-PSM.

    Job Description / Scope of Work

  • This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the {National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NISRN) Senior Logistics Advisor} to SAII Associates Ltd/Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Support the NiSRN Logistics Manager to provide operational and technical support and guidance to NiSRN 17 state LLPO on program activities for 36 + 1 states in Nigeria.

  • Maintain a weekly and monthly record of the number of samples transported, result retrieved from PCR and GeneXpert Labs, and GeneXpert functionality status for the weekly SMT and USAID meetings.

  • Submit quarterly, monthly, weekly report on NiSRN project achievements and performance improvement plans along with the 17 NiSRN State Laboratory and Logistics Program officers (LLPOs)

  • Lead the development of the NiSRN Information Management System (NiMS) for the collection of near-real time data of all NiSRN sample and result transport activities in collaboration with the Data Transformation and MIS team.

  • Support the development of national strategic plans, SOPs, Guidelines, checklists, Operational documents, and data reporting templates that guide operations of the National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NiSRN).

  • Support the NiSRN team to develop operational work plans, raise procurement request and provide technical reviews for contractual agreements with vendors.

  • Lead a monthly review and collation of facility reassignments and ensure the circulation of the NiSRN Facility List and 3PL assignments to guide NiSRN daily operations.

  • Ensure the tracking of NiSRN program gaps generated from the NiSRN LLPO and ensure their resolution.

  • Provide support in the collection of laboratory logistics data using national HIV/AIDS and TB laboratory logistics tools that can inform resupplies, quantification, funding and procurement decisions.

  • Responsible for building and the maintenance of a NiSRN facility list database of supported health facilities in the optimized network along with their referral linkages for Viral load, EID/DBS, CD4 and sputum specimen.

  • Support the TB team in the maintenance of the
    facility database and referral linkages for DOTs stand-alone and PMV/CP sites in USAID TB supported states.

  • Provide technical support on the development, adaptation and review of policies, quality tools and standard operating procedures related to the implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of laboratory services for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria care and treatment in collaboration with other technical staff and national, state and local agencies in Nigeria.

  • Supervise technical review of invoices submitted by third party logistics companies (3PLs) by LLPOs and ensure that their invoicing is in strict compliance with organizational, funders and contractual requirements.

  • Represent GHSC-PSM adequately in relevant fora including the National Laboratory Strategic planning, National Laboratory Task team meetings, PEPFAR IP review meetings, National TB quarterly review meetings.

  • Support the publishing of NiSRN activities in the research journal and the presentation of GHSC-PSM success stories at conferences, social media and GHSC-PSM websites.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NiSRN) Logistics Manager

  • Maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all office rules and procedures as set forth in the field office policy manual.

  • Support achievement of the overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.

    Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized university.

  • Registered Member of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN)

  • An advanced degree in Health or Supply Chain related field will be an added advantage

  • At least six years of relevant work experience in clinical/medical laboratory assay with knowledge of specimen referral networking.

  • Experience working on a USAID or donor-funded project as an added advantage

  • Strong analytical skill, advance knowledge of the use of Microsoft suites, fluency in English as well as presentation skill are required

  • Ability to multitask with meaningful engagement of stakeholders to resolve challenges


  • The National Integrated Specimen Referral Network Senior Logistics Advisor will report to NiSRN Logistics Manager.

    Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment:

  • This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.

    Application Closing Date

    12th September, 2022.


  • Please apply by completing the form and submitting a CV

  • No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

  • Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    For more information and job application details, see; Chemonics International National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NISRN) Senior Logistics Advisor - Jobs in Nigeria

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