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Project Overview and Role
The Nauru Health System Support Project is a three-year, Department of Foreign Affairs &Trade (DFAT)-funded project aiming to achieve a strengthened health system that supports the reduction of Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) in Nauru. The project team will work alongside Nauru's Ministry of Health and Medical Services to support Health Information Systems, Health Planning, Health Administration and Management, and Community-Based Primary Health Care Services. The project will also involve close collaboration with WHO who are implementing complementary objectives of the project in improvement management and detection of NCDs. The NHSSP is managed by Palladium on behalf of DFAT.
The position objective is to assist the MHMS and its staff to develop and implement mSupply as the LMIS systems, working closely with the HMIS Adviser and ICT Adviser in particular. This will need to be introduced incrementally and will require considerable investment of time in training and support during the transitional project. This role begins as a Long-Term Adviser role for 9 months. We will then seek a Short-Term Adviser (ideally, the same person) for years 2 and 3 with approximately 25 days each year.
o Assist the MHMS to re-implement the latest version of mSupply using the available functionality of the application as appropriate.
o Oversee the implementation of the required ICT infrastructure for the re-implementation ensuring that all terminals and hardware are available in the right locations to enable the best use of the system.
o Work with staff in the Stores Department and the Pharmacy and develop their capability in inventory management practices.
o Implement a departmental ordering schedule with agreed minimum and maximum stock levels at the relevant setting.
o Develop relevant policies and procedure documents to ensure consistent, best practice logistics management is undertaken by all staff, and available to orient new staff when they commence.
o Arrange any training required by existing or new staff in relevant departments.
o Liaise with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Pacific Open Learning Network to explore the possibility of them incorporating mSupply training on their learning platform.
o Liaise with DFAT's innovationXchange, and their contractor, Beyond Essential Systems, regarding their program in the Pacific on mSupply-DHIS2 integration and Tupaia to determine if there are any aspects of this program suitable to implementation in the Nauru context.
o Contribute to the Management Development Program, including through being a mentor or coach to the participants and delivering monthly sessions as appropriate.
This assignment will require an international or regional consultant with:
o Specialist expertise in supply chain management, particularly for pharmaceutical supply chains.
o A track record of implementing LMIS systems.
o Experience in staff development and training and engendering a learning environment.
o Experience in the Pacific and/or small systems (and the use of mSupply is highly desirable)
o Project Management experience (preferred)
o Experience of developing staff and engendering a learning environment.
o Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to team work, coaching and mentoring.
o Experience in working in resource-poor and resource challenged environments.