Chemonics State NiSRN - Technical Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

Chemonics State NiSRN - Technical Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the State NiSRN Technical Officer 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.


  • Serve as a technical resource for the implementation and administration of the National Integrated Sample Referral Network (NISRN) policies, objectives and goals.
  • Ensure samples are collected from all designated health facilities/ hub sites and transported to the Regional PCR laboratory
  • Ensure SOPs, Laboratory manuals, guidelines and forms are available and are appropriately utilized at health facilities, sample processing and storage hub, referral and testing laboratories.
  • Periodically carry out spot checks on 3PLs transport facilities and cooling devises to ensure compliance with standard requirement.
  • Diligent record keeping of managed-vendors (3PLs) for samples movements and result retrieval back to the requesting service delivery points
  • Carry out bi-weekly samples and results audits to ensure all samples are tested and results/reports generated are delivered to the requesting facility/hubs/Implementing Partners
  • Monthly, compare submitted data from 3PLs with those of PCR sites as justification for payment.
  • Coordinate the efforts of Logistics Advisors at the regions for effective management of the NISRN strategy
  • Coordinate the receipt of states and regional reports, review and provide weekly and monthly summary of samples transfer and result returns.
  • Maintain partner relationships and coordination among stakeholders; ensure high quality and timely delivery of all contractual and programmatic obligations.
  • The State NiSRN Technical Officer will work closely with all implementing partners operating in the region.
  • As a member of the GHSC-PSM state team, work with the Team Lead to develop strategic direction for project-supported health system strengthening and supply chain management technical assistance.
  • When requested by the State Team Lead, attend technical meetings and represent the project to USAID, partners and the MOH, liaising with partners and stakeholders at the central, regional, and district levels.
  • Assess existing health commodity supply and distribution systems and logistics management information systems (LMIS) utilization and recommend feasible options to strengthen management and accountability of health commodities along the supply chain.
  • Lead, coach and mentor a team of local staff to design and implement technical assistance and capacity building initiatives that improve the ability of MOH staff at the facility, state, regional and central levels to manage the supply and distribution of priority health commodities.
  • Oversee the implementation of targeted training and capacity building programs to improve laboratory management, use of data and electronic information systems, quality assurance, and accountability at the facility, state, regional, and central levels; revise programs based on a process of continual evaluation.
  • Oversee development of technical manuals, guidelines, and standard operating procedures for sample pick up and result delivery.
  • Manage the design, development and implementation of health and logistics
    systems supporting various health commodities with emphasis on Lab commodities for various PCR Platforms.
  • Provide technical support in the implementation of system strengthening initiatives and pilots, including the continued national roll-out of a web-based LMIS, for Supply Chain strengthening.
  • When requested, provide technical oversight and direction for sub-contractors supporting implementation of various project activities.
  • Document and track lessons learned to support roll-out of health and logistics systems.
  • Other duties as required by leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in medical laboratory science, public health, logistics management, or its equivalent. Additional Master’s Degree in relevant area is an advantage
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in Laboratory Logistics Management/Clinical Sample Management
  • Registered with the professional regulatory government agency
  • Specific expertise in HIV/AIDS, TB or Malaria programs.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of Polymerase Chain Reaction equipment for viral load and Early Infants’ Diagnosis, and GeneXpert machine is desirable
  • Ability to use Microsoft office suite packages (Excel, words, PowerPoint).
  • Show keen interest in learning, turn on job experiences into research articles for Publications or Conference papers and, mentor Logistics Advisors and Associates.
  • Deep knowledge of Nigeria’s health sector landscape and a network of contacts in the State Ministry of Health and PEPFAR/Global Fund implementing partners
  • Ability to provide technical support to ensure that activities are designed and implemented with high quality and meet project timelines
  • Ability to mentor and build capacity of health care providers on the implementation of the NISRN strategy
  • Ability to provide recommendations for improvement and Optimization of the NISRN strategy
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, as well as system troubleshooting
  • Excellent in communication, presentation and technical writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 30th June 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Chemonics State NiSRN - Technical Officer - Jobs in Nigeria

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