SHORT TERM CONSULTANT FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OF MEDICINES FOR NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE(NTD): STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES & GUIDELINES
The WHO/ESPEN programme, in collaboration with the NTD Supply Chain Forum partners has developed a set of generic best practice NTD supply chain management standard operating procedures (SOPs) for donated PC-NTD medicines. These SOPs cover the entire spectrum of NTD supply chain processes, from the Joint Application Package (JAP) submission to waste management in country. ESPEN is encouraging countries to review these best practice SOPs with a view to adapting them for use within their country contexts.
Currently, in Zambia there are no SOPs for NTD medicines. Therefore, reviewing and adapting WHO’s NTDs supply chain SOPs is significant for the National NTD Programme in that they will provide necessary guidance on SCM activities such as quantification/estimation, storage practices, distribution, mass drug distribution and reverse logistics. The SoPs when correctly applied will help to ensure that there is constant supply of standard NTD commodities (including donated PC-NTD medicines) coupled with timely distribution and an effective inventory management system.
Having these SOPs in place will eventually lead to continuous availability of quality NTDs supplies and minimum wastage of these supplies.
This assignment will render technical assistance (TA) to the Ministry of Health to review, adapt and contextualize draft NTD supply chain management standard operating procedures (SOPs) developed by WHO/ESPEN and the NTD supply chain forum partners. The SOPs will focus on Preventive Chemotherapy Treatment (PCT) donated medicines.
Under the overall guidance and management of NTD program manager and Supply Chain Technical Advisors, the consultant will work with MOH-NTD team to follow up on the review process of the SOPs in accordance with the RACI Matrix. The review will be followed by a validation and dissemination workshop for national, provincial and selected district level NTD stakeholders on the SOPs and development of training materials for use pre-Mass Drug administration(MDAs) to train front line health workers (FLHW) and community drug distributors (CDDs).
The key deliverable under this Consultancy will be Supply Chain Management (SCM) SOPs, guidelines and training materials, workshop presentations and Job Aids with other MDA reference resources
Closing Date for Submission of Expression of Interest is 31st August 2020