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Health State Supervisor at Deloitte Nigeria


Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 263,900 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters.

Deloitte West Africa is a cluster of Deloitte offices that has joined together to provide seamless cross-border services to our clients in the region and to pass on the benefits of scale and access to resources that this organization can generate. Our West Africa practice serves multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector across these regions: Nigeria and Ghana.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health State Supervisor

Reference Number: DUN038
Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The role is for a Deloitte Independent Facilitator who will take on responsibilities as a State Supervisor for the UNICEF Health Programme in Lagos State.
  • The Health State Supervisor will assist the implementation of the UNICEF Health programme with particular focus on Health in the State.
  • The facilitator will specifically support the UNICEF Field Office Health Staff in the attainment of State level results planned under various projects funded by various donors (EU, DFID, etc.) for the specified state

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the development of annual Zonal and State work plans and implementation of quarterly zonal state work plans for EPI (social mobilisation and vaccine security) to ensure conformity with comprehensive Multi-Year plan (cMYP) and articulation ofa well-defined action tracker for monitoring implementation
  • Support the development and implementation of Zonal and State work plans for EPI (social mobilisation and vaccine security) to ensure conformity with the comprehensive Multi-Year Plan (cMYP) and Effective Vaccine Management Improvement Plan (EVM IP) including articulation of a well-defined action tracker for monitoring implementation
  • Support the development of Zonal and State Logistics Working Group (SLWG) Work Plans towards implementing the vaccine management standards and practices including bundling vaccines, maintaining stock levels, preparing and following optimised distribution plans of vaccine, devices and data tools for RI and SIAs and ensuring cold chain functionality and maintenance in line with Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) standards.
  • Review the temperature records of zonal cold stores and advocate for solving identified gaps such as ensuring timely repair and routine maintenance of cold chain equipment; backup generators are functional, adequate funds are provided to operate generator as required on continued basis and provide regular reports.
  • Ensure that computerized temperature monitoring devices, provided to stores are functional and maintained, and Temperature Monitoring and Control (TMC) systems are adhered to.
  • Facilitate the development of a Zonal and State Action Plans for implementation of the Polio and other SIAs including MNCHWs in the target States and support their implementation
  • Facilitate tracking progress of implementation of the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) improvement plans at the zonal and state level by the SLWG
  • Serve as Zonal technical advisors in cold chain management, delivery and distribution of vaccines for the polio eradication and routine immunisation programmes:
    • Assist with the implementation of guidelines and norms regarding cold chain and safety of immunization services delivery.
    • Support the State team in ensuring timely planning and disbursement of funds to LGAs
    • Develop specific related vaccine security and logistics strategies for reaching the hard to reach, nomadic and minority groups in the high risk within the State.
  • Transfer of competences to Zonal and State Cold Chain/Logistics Officers on VSL issues
  • Support capacity building of government and partners in Immunization with special emphasis on VSL taking into account the lessons learnt and new developments from the Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) processes and New Vaccine Introduction.
  • Support capacity building of Zonal cold chain officers on new cold chain equipment technologies, in light of GAVI CCE optimisation systems, for effective cold chain planning in respective states
  • Assist Zone/states in building cold chain and logistics equipment inventory and efficient equipment management systems, utilize same for needs assessment and provide corrective trainings as the need arises
  • Support zone in conducting trainings, supportive supervisions in vaccine management & logistics and cold chain maintenance
  • Provide regular comprehensive bottleneck analysis of stock, cold chain operational status and coverage (RI & SIA) of zones and support zones in implementing the innovative solutions on a monthly basis.
  • Support the ZCCO to be conversant with the use of Navision and ensure completeness and accuracy of the data therein
  • Undertake supportive supervisory field visits to states and communities to assess progress, identify problems and propose remedial or alternative strategies or courses of actions to accelerate/improve quality of EPI delivery in the assigned State.
  • Carry out any other duties in support of UNICEF led Health interventions as assigned by Supervisors or authority of UNICEF Field Office.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Health/Material Management/Engineering or equivalent (minimal)
  • At least 3 years progressively professional work experience with at least 1 year at providing technical support in the area of logistics, supply chain management, cold chain (OR) a Master’s degree in Public Health/Pharmacology, Business, or Engineering.
  • Experience in managing cold chain system for vaccines or other related medical supplies and providing immunization services is an advantage
  • Fluency in English (minimal). Knowledge of any of the three major Nigerian languages is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, develop, plan and coordinate logistics activities as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Good analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work in an international or multicultural environment
  • Proficiency in computer applications including excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to monitor progress, collect and analyse data, effect corrections and prepare reports

Other Information

  • The role reports to the Health Specialist, Lagos Field Office
  • The contract duration is 10 Months.

Application Closing Date
Monday, 21st January, 2019.

How to Apply
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