(72062022R10018) USAID Project Management Specialist (Health Commodities – Supply Chain) at US Embassy April, 2022

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Announcement Number: Abuja-2022-039
Location: Abuja
Hiring Agency: Embassy Abuja
Series/Grade: LE – 4005 11
Work Schedule: Full Time – Work Schedule is 40 hours per week
Promotion Potential: LE-11

Overview

  • Hiring Path: Open to the general public
  • Who May Apply / Clarification From the Agency:
    • For definitions use URL www.usaid.gov/advertisements/coverage/glossary
    • Employees of Mission – Nigerian Citizens and Permanent Residents solely.
  • Security Clearance Required: Public Trust – Background Investigation
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Appointment Type Details: Five (5) years renewable, estimated to begin on or after May 2022
  • Supervisory Position: No
  • Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No
  • Travel Required:
    • Occasional Travel
    • The job holder is required to carry out work-related journey. The contractor is eligible for non permanent responsibility (TDY) journey to the U.S., or to different Missions overseas, to take part within the “Foreign Service National” Fellowship Program, in accordance with USAID coverage.

Summary

  • The incumbent works in shut collaboration with the opposite members of the Integrated Service Delivery workforce throughout the HIV/AIDS-TB workplace to formulate the core logistics workforce for USAID / Nigeria well being interventions and oversees the strengthening and streamlining of an built-in procurement and distribution system.
  • This system incorporates important medication for opportunistic infections (OI) and and sexually transmitted infections (STI), in addition to HIV/AIDS/TB commodities.

Duties
Program / Project Management: 70% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is chargeable for guaranteeing the secure and dependable provide of life-saving medicines to sufferers in Nigeria  by way of a portfolio of provide chain actions by: overseeing USAID/Nigeria contracts, Activity Manager; offering technical recommendation on  medication logistics to workforce members throughout the HIV/AIDS & TB and HPN Teams, to different USG businesses, and to the GON and implementing  companions; working with USAID/Nigeria-supported implementing companions to make sure high-quality companies in accordance with nationwide and  worldwide requirements, improvements, finest practices and procedures are being offered; monitoring and evaluating capability constructing  applications / initiatives and companies by way of web site visits, reporting, and tendencies evaluation; working in shut collaboration with the Federal Ministry  of Health (and different related GON businesses and ministries on the federal, state and native ranges), policy-development establishments and  others to make sure progress on coverage and organizational reforms; facilitating the event of challenge work plans, efficiency  monitoring plans, operational plans and portfolio opinions; and taking part within the evaluation of annual, semi-annual, and quarterly studies,  and requests or participates in different studies as wanted. 

Technical Advice and Advocacy: 15% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is chargeable for offering technical recommendation and advocacy by: overseeing and coordinating  forecasting, procurement, importation, storage, and distribution of the ARV and OI medication in addition to different well being commodities to well being  services; guaranteeing correct distribution and balancing of drug shares and different well being provides on the facility degree by way of the help of  implementing companions; overseeing the unification of PEPFAR-supported provide chains; getting ready GON counterparts to play an progressively  rising position in managing USG-supported actions; overseeing enhancements to the Logistics Management Information System (LMIS)  and pharmaceutical warehouses all through Nigeria; Serving as member of technical working teams inside PEPFAR, teams organized  by the GON, and different related boards in planning and bettering well being techniques strengthening; and aiding the GON on coverage  revisions or formulation associated to the availability of important medicines. 

Maintains and Develop Contact with Host-Government Officials: 20%

  • (Especially with the officers of MFBNP and NIS), dealing with points affecting IP operations in Nigeria.
  • Develops and maintains a database displaying contact data for the host-government officers talked about above, to incorporate names, addresses, phone numbers, Ministry, and so forth. The database is up to date frequently.

Policy and Data Management: 15% 

  • The Project Management Specialist is chargeable for guaranteeing the secure and dependable provide of life-saving medicines to sufferers by:  guaranteeing that information regarding medication logistics is assembled, verified and reported conforming to USG necessities; guaranteeing coordination  of the procurement of medicine into Nigeria in conformity with the USG rules and technique, nationwide tips, protocols for the  administration of prophylactic prescription drugs and compliance with Nigerian rules; facilitating data sharing between the  regulatory our bodies and guaranteeing up to date ARV and different drug importation permissions are granted to USG implementing companions guaranteeing  that USG and her implementing companions have a system for monitoring, detecting, gathering, and reporting of hostile drug reactions to  the National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) domiciled on the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC);  and offering inside studies and documentation conforming to USG necessities relating to medication procured and used for USG supported well being interventions.

Qualifications and Evaluations
Requirements:

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm.) with a sound annual license to apply as a pharmacist or a bachelor’s diploma in Pharmacology is required.

Physical Demands:

  • The work requested doesn’t contain undue bodily calls for.

Evaluations:
Evaluation Factors:

  • Knowledge – 15 factors
  • Skills and Abilities – 10 factors
  • Language Skills – 5 factors
  • Interview Performance – 70 factors 
  • Total Possible Points: 100 factors

Applications that don’t meet the required minimal {qualifications} won’t be scored. Candidates assembly the required {qualifications} for the place will probably be evaluated primarily based on data offered within the application. USAID reserves the best to conduct interviews with the highest ranked short-listed candidates. If the interview is carried out, the interview will probably be one of many figuring out components within the remaining choice.

Qualifications
Experience:

  • A minimal of 5 (5) years of progressively accountable, professional-level expertise in provide  chain logistics, pharmaceutical administration or rational pharmaceutical use is required.
  • At least two years of this expertise must be in planning, growing, implementing, or evaluating pharmaceutical provide chain administration applications.
  • Experience working within the public well being sector and collaborating with and/or working for key donors,  growth companions, or NGO is required.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the foremost points affecting the availability of well being commodities by way of well being techniques in Nigeria and a sound understanding of contemporary pharmaceutical provide administration practices together with demonstrated information of current public well being applications in Nigeria is required, that is together with however not restricted to procurement, warehousing and distribution, receipt and ordering of commodities, provide planning, quantification, and/or use of provide chain administration data and administration techniques.
  • Knowledge of donor engagement in supporting well being techniques strengthening efforts can be required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to work successfully with mid- and senior-level private and non-private sector officers from  the GON and implementing companions.
  • Must have the ability to work successfully in a workforce surroundings and collaborate successfully  with others.
  • Must have the ability to develop constructive manager-to- supervisor relationships with implementing companions.
  • Must  display diplomacy, tact, cultural sensitivity, and willingness to take part successfully in workforce discussions.
  • Must  display glorious organizational expertise in addition to the power to multi-task and keep organized in a posh,  continuously altering surroundings.
  • Must display superior analytical and problem-solving expertise and glorious  writing, presentation, and laptop expertise together with capacity in excel.

Language:

  • Level IV (fluent) English oral and writing capacity is required.

Other Information:

  • USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), Appendix J, “Direct USAID Contracts With a Cooperating Country National and with a Third Country National for Personal Services Abroad,” together with contract clause “General Provisions,” obtainable at https://www.usaid.gov/websites/default/recordsdata/paperwork/1868/aidar_0.pdf
  • PART 52—SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Subpart 52.2—Text of Provisions and Clauses
  • 52.223-99 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, Alternate 70.
  • ENSURING ADEQUATE COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS (OCT 2021)-Alternate 70 (OCT 2021) (M/OAA-DEV-FAR-22-01c)
  • Definition. As used on this clause –
  • United States or its outlying areas means
    • The fifty States;
    • The District of Columbia;
    • The commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands;
    • The territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands; and
    • The minor outlying islands of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll.
  • (Authority. This clause implements Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, dated September 9, 2021 (printed within the Federal Register on September 14, 2021, 86 FR 50985).
  • Personal Services Contracts with people.  As a matter of coverage, the contractor should adjust to the USAID’s steerage relevant to direct-hire federal staff.

USAID is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • All certified candidates will probably be thought of no matter age, race, coloration, intercourse, creed, nationwide origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying handicap, marital standing, sexual orientation, affiliation with an worker group, or different non-merit issue. Management could take into account the next when figuring out profitable candidacy: nepotism, conflicts of curiosity, funds, and residency standing.

Marketing Statement:

  • USAID is an impartial Federal Government company that receives total international coverage steerage from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational growth world wide. Our work helps financial progress and commerce; agriculture and the surroundings; schooling and coaching; democracy and governance; world well being; world partnerships and humanitarian help. We function within the following areas of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. For extra details about USAID, go to http://www.usaid.gov

Notice Regarding Any Court Order Affecting the Implementation of E.O. 14042

  • USAID will take no motion to implement the clause (FAR 52.223-99) implementing the necessities of Executive Order 14042, absent additional written discover from USAID, the place the place of efficiency recognized within the contract is in a U.S. state or outlying space topic to a courtroom order prohibiting the application of necessities pursuant to the Executive Order (hereinafter, “Excluded State or Outlying Area”).  In all different circumstances, USAID will implement the clause, apart from contractor staff who carry out substantial work on or in reference to a coated contract in an Excluded State or Outlying Area, or in a coated contractor office positioned in an Excluded State or Outlying Area.  A present record of such Excluded States and Outlying Areas is maintained at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.  
  • Contract Cover Page type AID 309-1 obtainable at https://www.usaid.gov/types
  • Acquisition & Assistance Policy Directives/Contract Information Bulletins (AAPDs/CIBs) for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals obtainable at http://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/aapds-cibs
  • Ethical Conduct.  By the acceptance of a USAID private companies contract as a person, the contractor will probably be acknowledging receipt of the “Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch,” obtainable from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, in accordance with General Provision 2 and 5 CFR 2635.  See https://www.oge.gov/internet/oge.nsf/OGEpercent20Regulations       
  • PSC Ombudsman
  • The PSC Ombudsman serves as a useful resource for any Personal Services Contractor who has entered right into a contract with the United States Agency for International Development and is obtainable to supply readability on their particular contract with the company. Please go to our web page for extra data: https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/personal-service-contracts-ombudsman. The PSC Ombudsman could also be contacted through: [email protected]

Salary
NGN15,890,203 Annually.

Benefits and Other Info
Benefits:
As a matter of coverage, and as applicable, a PSC is often licensed the next advantages and allowances:

  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Salary Increase (if relevant)
  • Annual and Sick depart
  • Annual Bonus

Allowances (as relevant):

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Miscellaneous Allowance
  • Housing Allowance.

Important Information

  • All candidates should have the ability to get hold of and maintain a Public Trust clearance. Incumbent will probably be topic to polygraph upon choice.
  • To apply for this place click on the “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY” button on the prime of the web page. Click on the “Submit Application” button to finish your application course of.  For extra data on methods to apply go to the Mission web web site.

Required Documents
To qualify primarily based on schooling, you MUST submit the requested diploma and / or transcripts as verification of instructional requirement by the deadline of this announcement. Failure to supply requested data, or the data is inadequate to confirm eligibility, could lead to disqualification for this place.

All Applicants:

  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Secondary School Certificate.

Next Steps:

  • Applicants who’re invited to take a language or expertise take a look at, or who’re chosen for an interview will probably be contacted through e mail.
  • For additional data – the whole place description itemizing the entire duties, tasks, required {qualifications}, and so forth. could also be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.
  • Thank you in your application and your curiosity in working on the U.S. Mission in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • For More Info: HR Section –  000-000-0000,  [email protected]

Interested and certified? Go to US Embassy on erajobs.state.gov to use

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