pply Chain Data Management Advisor at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Management Sciences for Health_MSH

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Data Management Advisor

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

About the Role

  • The objective of the SCMS Data Management Advisor position is to provide technical leadership that will ensure the reliable management of MHP LMIS data at designated health facilities in the 13 focus states supported by the Global Fund Project, in close coordination with the Technical Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management systems.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior Manager PSM Spearheading the strategic design and implementation of all SCMS activities implemented under the global fund project in the designated focus state.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers in LMIS data management to streamline the process for Malaria Health Products cyclic LMD generation.
  • Provide TA to a large number of national and state level MHP data managers to ensure the institutionalization of an efficient and effective data generation and at  designated  health facilities across all GF supported states.
  • Able to prepare and analyze Last mile distribution plan and use same to inform long haul plan
  • Provide guidance to a multi-disciplinary team of service providers (doctors/nurses/pharmacists/laboratory scientists) on real-time monitoring, documentation, and reporting (monthly, bimonthly and quarterly)
  • Work closely with the Technical Direct PSM to support NMEP, NPSCMP, and use the same to support the state LMCUs.
  • Working closely with the Technical Director, PSM to 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.
  • Monthly/ bi-monthly progress report to the Technical Director, PSM
  • Work closely with the Technical Director PSM, to provide TA to the state logistics technical working group (TWG)/ LMCUs to ensure the implementation of a harmonized logistic management system and framework
  • Liaise and network with relevant GF SRs partners and collaborators to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities, and promotion of shared advocacy agenda for SCMS at the state level.
  • Participate at national-level Malaria PSM technical working group (TWG) meetings hosted by the same or other international agencies as required.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor (Technical Director, PSM)


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree or Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. Postgraduate Degree in Public Health / Health Sciences or MBA  is an added advantage.


  • Minimum of five (5) years field-level experience with Malarial programs and public health commodities supported by bilateral agencies such as GF, USAID/CDC, and other funders particularly those related to supply chain management
  • Has demonstrated the ability to effectively and efficiently coordinate Supply Chain Management   activities in at least 5 States implementing Malaria program.
  • Proven capacity to support and strengthen different State governments’ supply chain sustainability structures such as LMCUs and LLMCUs.
  • Proven experience in data analytics, particularly, supply chain data on the NHLMIS platform.
  • Ability to leverage state government human resources to bridge gaps to meet and address emergency situations.
  • Strong numeric skills and attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment while maintaining an individual workload
  • Logical and flexible approach to solving problems, especially when working under pressure
  • Monitoring/assessing performance to make improvements or take corrective action

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Highly skilled pharmacist
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in supply chain management and data analytics
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional skills with ALL Microsoft office other data analytical packages.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • 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 malarial programming, including program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to carry out management and data analysis as may be required
  • Extensive familiarity with the NHLMIS platform operations and interoperability with DHIS 2.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: