Laboratory Logistics Advisor at Chemonics, Abuja, Nigeria

Position Title: Laboratory Logistics Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Laboratory Logistics Advisor 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.

Background: The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world. The IDIQ has three task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program. GHSC-PSM provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All three task orders are implemented in Nigeria.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

•Provides support in the collection of laboratory logistics data using national HIV/AIDS laboratory logistics tools that can inform resupplies, quantification, funding and procurement decisions.
•Provides technical support to the GHSC-PSM cold chain assessment, warehousing and distribution activities to support service delivery.
•In liaison with the supervisor, provides technical support to the Government and partners on product specifications and selection to inform quantification and procurement of laboratory commodities.
•Provides technical assistance to the stakeholders on the National Integrated Specimen Referral Network (NISRN) to optimize the laboratory equipment harmonization and standardization.
•Provides technical assistance for the update of the standardized list of laboratory equipment for each level of the national health pyramid.
•Supports the process of post-market validation of HIV rapid test kits and other laboratory products as appropriate, based on the guidance of the national programs and USG team.
•Provides support to ensure that expired or unusable chemicals and reagents are separated from active stock and treated following appropriate procedures.
•Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Laboratory Logistics or his/her designate.
Job Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Medical laboratory science, public health, logistics management, or its equivalent.
•Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience in Laboratory Logistics Management
•Registered with the professional regulatory government agent and evidence of current practicing license
•Understanding of the USG supported HIV, TB and Malaria laboratory system strengthening
•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, Word, PowerPoint) is a requirement

•A keen interest in learning and making a career in logistics management of health commodities, ability to learn and be mentored are desirable.


The Lab Logistics Advisor will report to the Senior Manager, Laboratory Logistics during the assignment.

Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment

This is a long-term position for the life of the contract based in Abuja, Nigeria.


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