Logistics & Supply Chain Management Expert Job at Navanti Group

Navanti provides timely and insightful data and analysis that shapes programming and empowers local voices, bringing their concerns, ideas, and knowledge to a broader audience. Its systems inform high quality interventions in rapidly evolving, conflict affected environments, employing an approach to contextual, nuanced data that uncovers and engages local actors and opportunities in need of support, resources and training – to create sustainable and transformative solutions that impact their communities. Navanti offers near-real time understanding of local dynamics, enabling an anticipatory programmatic capacity that takes advantage of near horizon change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Logistics & Supply Chain Management Expert - Drug Revolving Fund Activity Evaluation

Job Locations: Zamfara, Bauchi, Nasarawa and Sokoto
Team: USAID/Nigeria MEL Support Activity
Reporting to: Assessment and Evaluation Advisor
Employment Type: Independent Contractor / Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA)
Slot: 2

Job Summary

  • Navanti is seeking a Logistics & Supply Chain Management Expert to support the team lead in developing context-specific tools for engaging various stakeholders, providing context to the evaluation, and supporting the development of the report.
  • The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Expert will work with the team leader to conduct interviews, analyze the data, and develop the evaluation report responsible for the overall coordination and management of the evaluation team’s effort and for ensuring a rigorous and high-quality evaluation in the locations stated above. Under the guidance of the MEL Support Activity, the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Expert is expected to work closely with the USAID/Nigeria-HPN team.
  • The team will use a combination of literature review, secondary analysis of population-based surveys, and quantitative/qualitative data collection through focus group discussions and in-depth interviews to gather insights to answer the study questions, with a special focus on data from the four states listed above. The team is also expected to propose based evaluation methodology/approach as required.

The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: health supply chain management, supply and logistics, public health/nutrition planning and management with supply component, or maternal and neonatal health care with supply chain management
  • A good understanding of public health principles, policies, and practices especially related to pharmaceuticals, healthcare financing, and access to medicines will be an advantage.
  • Experience in developing countries and/or transitional economies.
  • Strong communication skills with excellent spoken English, and excellent report writing skills.;
  • Health supply chain management experience is an advantage
  • Experience working in managing logistics of Family Planning, malaria, and MNCH commodities is essential
  • Demonstrated success in the acquisition of competitively procured USAID or other donor-funded development projects;
  • Established track record of carrying out analytical work and preparing high-quality technical reports, policy briefing materials, and presentations;
  • Familiarity with health system dynamics, including financing mechanisms, procurement, supply chain management, service delivery structures, and regulatory frameworks related to pharmaceutical and drug revolving fund schemes
  • Demonstrated experience with supply chain capacity building and policy reform, with preference to those with considerable working experience in Nigeria or other sub-Saharan countries.
  • Experience working in the health sector with international donor organ