National Associate (LMIS) – Niger RI MOU Management Support

Project: Niger RI MOU Management Support
Job Category: National Associate (LMIS)
Job Type: 18 months Full-time Consultancy
Job Location: Niger Republic - NiameyDiffa/Maradi/Zinder
Language: English French Hausa
Travel requirement: Up to 30%

I. Introduction
Solina Health Limited is an indigenous consulting firm that works to accelerate positive health, social and
economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation science research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Africa, predominantly Nigeria and expanding to several West and Central African countries like Niger Republic.

II. Description and Objectives
Solina is seeking to engage a suitable and qualified candidate as a consultant to support the Nigerien Ministry of Public Health over a period of 32 months to implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen Routine Immunization (RI) program at the national level and across 3 focus regions of Diffa, Maradi, and Zinder.
The Consultant will collaborate with the Solina team based in Abuja, Nigeria and will be responsible for leading and coordinating the project’s effort aimed at optimizing the use of the LMIS to eliminate vaccine unavailability at the last mile. The National Associate must be resident in Niger and speak French, English, and/or Hausa. The Associate must be conversant with Niger’s health context, and understand government structures.

III. Responsibilities

  • Coordinate design and implementation of LMIS improvement interventions across national and regional levels;
  • Drive and track completeness and accuracy of reporting on the LMIS, particularly across the 3 MoU regions;
  • Facilitate regular review of performance via consistent analysis and development of visualization products for meetings and discussions to gather insights, feedback, and input from stakeholders;
  • Ensure the use of the LMIS to facilitate timely deliveries and stock monitoring;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the National Coordinator, Project Manager and/ or Director
  • Participate in routine joint problem-solving sessions with BMGF, McKing consultant and Solina to discuss the status of implementation of the MoU interventions, the challenges faced and way forward;
  • Provide routine updates on program activities to Solina at the end of each week;;
  • Participate actively on BMGF and Aliko Dangote Foundation visits to Niger and ensure agreed action items are followed through

IV. Required competencies
a. Core requirements

  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking, problem-solving and thought leadership abilities;
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of EPI program management, operational planning, budgeting, financial and
    performance management cycles and processes;
  • Secure people manager, able to manage and promote inclusive and diverse teams within the organization;
  • Fast learner, open to learning from peers, subordinates, and supervisors collaboratively and at a rapid pace;
  • Results-oriented performer experienced in developing and tracking self and team with clear KPIs;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills – speaks fluent French and English;
  • Commitment to reside in Niger through the period of the engagement;

b. Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in the field of health management, public health or a related field;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in managing supply chain and logistics programs
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain and logistics management support at the national and sub-national levels

    VI. Equal employment opportunity statement
    Solina is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

    VII. Appendix (Program-specific documentation)
    Upon engagement on any Solina program, the Consultants will co-develop or align on program-specific scope of work and deliverables with the Program Director and the clients. The following documents will then guide the development of program-specific KPIs by the Program Manager, which will be tracked in addition to the technical responsibilities captured in Section III above.
    a. Program results framework and workplan
    b. Stakeholder engagement framework and communication plan

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    Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations