Consultant – Nigeria Supply Chain Policy for Pharmaceuticals at World Health Organization (WHO)

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Consultant – Nigeria Supply Chain Policy for Pharmaceuticals at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant to Review Nigeria Supply Chain Policy for Pharmaceuticals

Job ID: 2204438
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: No grade
Schedule: Full-time
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 30 Days
Contractual Arrangement: Individual service contractor

Background of the Assignment

  • The National Product Supply Chain Programme is an arm of the Food and Drug Services Department of the FMOH saddle with the responsibility of harmonizing supply chains, determining policy direction and implementation of strategic plan for product supply chain including public health and essential medicines supply chains in the country.
  • WHO has been providing technical assistance to improve visibility and accountability in the supply chain system including aligning strategic plan to policy direction.
  • The National Supply Chain Policy was reviewed in 2016 whereas, the Supply Chain Strategic Plan was finalized in 2021. There were some non-alignment and new items introduced in the strategic plan which were not addressed in the current policy that requires action to ensure that the policy document and the strategic plan are aligned.
  • The Department of Food and Drug Services of the FMOH have therefore, request the support of WHO to review the National Supply chain policy.

Purpose of the Assignment

  • To produce a revised Nigeria Supply Chain Policy for Pharmaceuticals and other Healthcare Products that is all encompassing and ensures efficient and sustainable supply chain management system that is measurable and result in positive health outcomes

Methodology
The NPSMP will put together a core technical group that will support the process of the review. The core technical group should comprise of government and development partners involved in supply chain work in the country.

  • The consultants will work with the core technical group, NPSMP and WHO to carry out the task
  • Conduct desk review on policy documents, guidelines and other documentations that may influence supply chain activities in the country
  • Develop a policy brief that will serve as advocacy tool for the state level engagement, engender uptake/adoption of the policy for implementation at the state and LGA level
  • Lead the technical support in the development of the deliverables
  • Workshop facilitations
  • Support the dissemination of the policy at the national Level

Deliverables:

  • Develop an inception report detailing how the deliverables will be achieved
  • Validated revised Nigeria Supply chain policy that is aligned with the current National Supply chain strategy
  • Validated Nigeria Supply chain policy Implementation plan with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan
  • Validated Policy Briefs that will engender policy buy-in
  • Detailed end of consultancy report

Number of days and details as to how the work must be delivered (reporting requirement):

  • The consultancy period will be from May 2022 to July 2022 with the actual 30 days for each of the consultants.
S / No Activities No of Days

1st Consultant

No of Days

1st Consultant

1 Conduct desk review of policies, guidelines and SOPs, at national, sub-National levels that will support the situation analysis and the drafting of the National Supply Chain Policy 7 5 Days
2 Revision of the National Supply Chain Policy 7 7
3 Develop the Implementation plan for the National Supply Chain Policy 7 7
4 Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan 2 7
5 Development of policy briefs that will lead to policy buy-in and review strategies for the developed policy 6 3
6 Detailed end of contract report 1 1
Total 30 Days 30 Days
Please note that the number of days allocated includes days for meetings and workshop

Indicators to evaluate the consultant’s performance:

  • Timely submission of the deliverables
  • Transparency and accountability in relation to this assignment
  • Quality of documents produced

Intellectual Property:

  • All information pertaining to this assignment which the Consultant may encounter and/or produce in the performance of his/her duties under this consultancy shall remain the property of WHO Nigeria who shall have exclusive rights.
  • Except for purposes of this assignment, the information shall not be disclosed to the public or used in whatever form without written permission of WHO Nigeria in line with national and international Copyright Laws applicable.

Coordination and reporting requirements:

  • The consultant will work in close collaboration with the NPSMP task team, under the direct supervision of the WHO National Professional Officer for Essential Drugs and Medicines as well as the HSS Cluster Lead.

Technical Supervision / Reporting
The selected Consultant will work under the supervision of and report to:

  •  Cluster Coordinator:
    • Dr. VIVAS TORREALBA, Claudia Mercedes
    • ULC Cluster Lead
  • Oversight:
    • Omotayo Hamzat
    • NPO, HSS/EDM, WHO Nigeria

Qualifications / Expertise Sought
Required educational background, years of relevant work experience, other special skills or knowledge required:

Required:

  • Advanced University Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Global Health, Business administration or other relevant degrees.
  • At least 7 years’ demonstrable experience in pharmaceutical services, development and research, review and strategic and operational planning
  • Familiarity with the supply chain landscape for essential medicines and public health products in the country

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with current debates and approaches to Universal Health Coverage and essential drugs and medicines pharmaceutical research and development within the local, state, national and international arena
  • Experience in the development of Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation plan
  • Experience working with the UN System and or other international agencies

Financial Implications:

  • The consultant will be paid daily rate at the level of NOC step1 for the 30 days.
S / No Milestones for Payment Percentage to be Paid Estimated date of payment
A Signing the contract and approved Inception report and submission of inception report 20% 5 Days
B
  • End term review report of current National Supply Chain Policy
  • Draft costed Supply Chain Policy and its Implementation Plan and M&E Plan
50% 7
C Validated Supply Chain Policy and its Implementation Plan and M&E Plan and detailed end of contract report 30% 7

Application Closing Date
25th May, 2022 at 10:59 PM

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.

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