Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) Specialist in Kwara, Nigeria

Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist) to streamline the process for requesting HIV/AIDS medical supply by the partner health facilities and order the same from state medical stores.
  • Provide TA to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientist)  to ensure the institutionalization of efficient and effective inventory management system at designated partner health facilities
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, coach and mentor service providers and state government partners to strengthen the SCMS capacity at the state level and in each partner health facility.
  • Utilizing adapted tools, build the capacity of relevant health facility staff (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on forecasting, inventory management and reporting. 
  • Institute a system to ensure accountability of the commodities issued to the health facilities by ensuring that service providers regularly carry  out stock verification  and reconciliation of records when and where necessary
  • Working closely with the SCMS Advisor, provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG) to ensure the implementation of a  harmonized logistic management system and framework   
  • Provide TA to the state government and partner health facilities to ensure the efficient collection and safe disposal of expiries across the supported sites in the state, in line with national and USG waste drive policy.
  • Liaise and network with relevant ProACT partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
  • Take responsibility for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of supply chain management activities implemented under the ProACT project and within the project PMP framework
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep the state team leader informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Participate at state-level SCMS technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by SACA/SASCP or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the  supervisor



  • Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the ProACT project in the designated focus state
  • Member of the state project management team that is responsible for overall project implementation and performance at the field level


  • The SCMS Specialist will be a highly skilled pharmacist with a minimum of 3 years field level experience with HIV/AIDS programs supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID/CDC, particularly those related to supply chain management.
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional body-Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN).
  • Have an excellent grasp of SCMS issues and current literature on SCMS in a developing country context.
  • Have an excellent understanding of comprehensive ART programming, including program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as maybe required.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.


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