The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) was established to enable the unprecedented scale-up of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs In the developing world.

SCMS procures and distributes essential medicines and health supplies and works to strengthen existing supply chains in the field. Lt also facilitates collaboration and exchange of information among key donors and other service providers.

SCMS, funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has identified the need for a Senior Warehousing Advisor (SWA) to provide technical expertise for federal and state health commodity warehousing infrastructure as well as personnel resource development





-         Work with a Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) Warehousing Expert and in concert with SCMS Nigeria work plan and activities.

-         Accountable for following up on tasks and activities when the STTA is not in-country and any other activities deemed necessary by JSI /SCMS Nigeria office

-         Technical support to the Food and Drug Services (FDS)., Federal Ministry of Health

-         Technical support to central and state warehousing personnel

-         Project management of renovation/construction of Central Medical Stores Abuja


Technical Support to Central and State Warehousing Personnel

-         lead in providing support to the state central medical stores in matters pertaining to best warehousing practices and warehousing policies

-         Give technical support to the state medical stores personnel on organizational and resource development an best warehousing practices

-         Create job aids and a standard warehousing checklist to ensure compliance to best warehousing at the state medical stores

-         Build warehousing and distribution strategies for the public health sector commodities and programs

-         Participate In the delivery of trainings but also mentoring, if appropriate and as needed, to federal and state warehousing personnel


Project Management of Renovation/Construction of CMS Oshodi and/or Abuja

-         Project management/supervision to the renovation of the Central Medical Stores Oshodi and/or Abuja and act as liaison between the stakeholders and contractors.

-         Give and supervise implementation of the work planning collaboration with contractors and suppliers, detailing the type and cost of civil works expected

-         Provide monthly (or quarterly reports where applicable) to stakeholders on the project status, finance and successes/challenges, delays, etc.


Technical Support to the Food and Drug Services, FMOH

-         Assist the FDS Department on matters pertaining to development and implementation of standard policies and practices in warehousing of health commodities

-         Assist the development of a standard warehousing strategy that will be piloted at the federal level and cascaded down to state central medical stop

-         Work with the Resource Development Department of SCMS to develop job aids and support organizational development of the Ministry’s staff on warehousing practices

-         Create a standard warehousing checklist to ensure compliance of best warehousing practices at all Federal Medical Store

-         Help the staff of SCMS and STTA1n reviewing the organization’s design to ensure that the up-skilling of the FM.OH team will not create unnecessary duplication of roles throughout the organization

-         Participate in reviewing jab descriptions to allow alignment of newly acquired skills ensuring that new knowledge and skills are put into practice

-         In collaboration with the M&E Team and the warehouse expert, participate In the development of a monitoring and evaluation plan needs

-         Participate to the development of a retention plan to manage the risk associated with trained staff leaving once skills transfer has taken place



-         Understanding of warehousing constructions and landscaping

-         Experience in the availability and costs of warehousing equipment and tools required for such refurbishments, including the use of racking and climate control installations, including cold rooms

-         Knowledge in the administration and management of a warehousing facility

-         Knowledge in managing public health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context

-         Monitor, supervises and train in health service programs

-         Understanding of the Nigerian public health sector

-         Strong analytical and problem solving skills

-         Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired

-         Ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing

-         Computer literate

-         Ability and willingness to travel in the field



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