National Logistics Consultant (Two vacancies)

Last date of application
 12-Aug-22 23:59 HR

 


JOB DESCRIPTION
National Logistics Consultant (Two vacancies), 
International Development Agency, New Delhi

 

1. POSITION(S) VACANT: National Logistics Consultant (Two vacancies), International Development Agency, New Delhi

2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND:

Our client is a respected, International Development Agency (IDA), that works across the globe to promote children's survival, protection and development. 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

COVID-19 vaccine introduction is one of the key strategies to combat the pandemic, slow down the transmission and save lives. India has started its COVID-19 vaccination from 16th January 2021. So far, more than 1.95 billion vaccines were administrated across the country. Approximatively, the vaccine coverages are 96% first dose and 85% full dose among beneficiaries aged 12 years and above across India. GoI has targeted to achieve 100% vaccination among eligible beneficiaries by the end of this year.

The roll out of the vaccination drive is driven by the national operational guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine introduction and includes technical, supply and logistics, cold chain requirement, communication aspects among many other pertinent areas. IDA is fully supporting the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine introduction mainly through technical assistant at national and state level, through technical support, reinforcement of cold chain and through development and implementation of communication strategy.

PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

As part of response to COVID-19 pandemic, IDA is supporting Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in planning, and smooth implementation of COVID-19 vaccination programme.  The National logistics consultant will be based at Immunization division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to support logistics aspect of COVID-19 vaccination programme including cold chain equipment and syringes.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Consultant shall be responsible for providing technical assistance to the Immunization division of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in smooth implementation of COVID-19 vaccination programme, scale-up and strengthening of Universal Immunization Programme through effective service delivery, robust immunization supply chain system and convergent engagement.

KEYJOB RESPONSIBILTIES:|

(A) Planning:

(1) Assist MoHFW in smooth implementation of COVID-19 vaccination programme.  Ensure efficient logistics management of COVID-19 vaccine and cold chain supplies. Maintain distribution of these logistics at the country level with States and UTs;
(2) Ensure adherence to vaccine and cold chain related logistics delivery schedule for the states and facilitate issue of release order of these and any other logistics;
(3) Assist supervisor and development partners in continuous landscaping of cold chain private sector market;
(4) Coordinate with SEPIOs, Cold chain officers and consultants and vaccine managers of the states and obtain information on vaccine and cold chain related logistics stock position on monthly basis or as and when required;
(5) Coordinate with suppliers and ensure smooth delivery of vaccine and logistics supplies to states and UTs;
(6) Coordinate with GMSDs to ensure timely receiving and dispatch of supplies.

(B) Monitoring:

(1) Use of vaccine and cold chain related logistics delivery monitoring matrix for the states for tracking of supplies;
(2) Monitor vaccine and cold chain related logistics handlers training at the State and district level;
(3) Regularly update vaccine and cold chain related logistics availability status at the GMSDs and state stores.

(C) Field visits:

Periodic field visits as required by the Ministry. Follow up to ensure that the agreed steps are implemented.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification:
Applicants must be MPH/ MHA/ CHA/ PGDHM /MBA in Health Management/B.Pharma or Post Graduate degree in Logistics or supply chain management.


Experience:
(1) Applicants must have More than 2 years of experience in supply chain management out of which at least 2 years should be in cold chain and vaccine supply chain at National level or state level;

(2) Experience in working with State and National Governments is added value;
(3) Experience in immunization programme is desirable;
(4) Experience of vaccine management assessment like VMAT, EVSM and EVM and vaccine wastage study is added value.

Formal educational qualification and experience could be relaxed when there is published work of high quality or whenever there is work experience of specific relevance.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Familiarity with standard computer software especially in MS office;
(2) Proficiency in handling/ interpreting data.

5. ESTIMATED TRAVEL: Approximately 3 days in a month.

6. NATURE OF ENGAGEMENT:

The incumbent shall be hired on a consultancy contract through Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS), a respected HR Agency.


7. REMEUNERATION:

Remuneration payable to the selected candidate in the form of professional fees shall be attractive and in alignment with market norms.

Applicants are required to provide details of salary history, as well as expected remuneration for the position, in the online application form.

Notes:

(1) The above elements shall be a key input into the selection and negotiation process;
(2) Candidates are expected to have their own laptops and be internet connected and these items shall not be provided.

8. LOCATION: New Delhi

9. DURATION: The successful candidate shall be issued a consultancy contract from the date of joining till December 31, 2022.


10. REFERENCE: NLC-IDA-DL

11. CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

 

12. APPLICATION PROCESS:

Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link https://recruitment.samshrm.com/Jobs/ida by or before August 12, 2022.