Wednesday, June 3, 2020

New Job vacancies at USAID | Global Health Supply Chain Program (GHSC-TA-TZ)

  Nophsky       Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Job Title: Supply Chain Technical Advisor
Department/Unit: Capacity Building and Data Use Location: Zanzibar. Reports to: Capacity Building and Data Use Team Lead
OVERVIEW:
The Global Health Supply Chain Program Technical Assistance-Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert
technical assistance to the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGOZ) in strengthening supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g. malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC-TA-TZ assists the Revolutionary Govern­ment of Zanzibar health programs by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders’ understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.

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JOB SUMMARY:
The Supply Chain Technical Advisor will work under the administrative and technical guidance of the Capacity Building and Data Use Team Lead and is responsible for overall technical support to supply chain strengthening activities in Zanzibar. S/he will work in collaboration with national stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health-Zanzi- bar including its departments, units and vertical programs, Central Medical Stores (CMS) and other supply chain stakeholders. She/he will also dedicate and ensure that MOH staff have the skills required to manage supply chain management activities including usage of data for informed decisions. She/he will be involved in supporting transition of project’s initiatives into the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar. This position will be based in Zanzibar, with occasional travel.
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RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serve as a technical resource for the project and stakeholders for implementing supply chain improve­ment strategies and management approaches.
  • Support the development of work plans, budgets and its implementation.
  • Ensure workplan activities are correctly implemented, completed on time and are of high quality.
  • Provide technical support and capacity building to the Zanzibar Supply Chain / Logistics Management Unit.
  • Provide technical guidance on quantifications of health commodities
  • Assist in the implementation of the redesigned ZILS, highlighting and addressing obstacles
  • Support the implementation of the IMPACT approach initiative in Zanzibar.
  • Collaborate with MOH Zanzibar and GHSC-TA-TZ to monitor the performance of IMPACT teams in ZnZ for supply chain performance improvement.
  • Assist in transition of GHSC-TA-TZ initiatives to the RGOZ, monitor the progress of transition, highlight obstacles, and develop plans for addressing obstacles; such initiatives include the LMU, eLMIS, etc.
  • Conduct trainings on technical supply chain topics, consulting skills and administrative topics.
  • Become a champion in data use; identify challenges in data quality, visibility and use; and develop solutions to address them.
  • Strengthen communication and collaboration across vertical programs and supply chain stakeholders.
  • Prepare and share monthly, quarterly and annual reports including documenting success stories, best practices, and lessons learned
  • Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholders’ meetings.
  • Complete and submit in a timely manner and well written technical and trip reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • A qualified Pharmacist, degree in Supply Chain Manage­ment, Public Health, or related degree with at least five years of experience in health programs.
  • Experience working in Zanzibar’s public health supply chain.
  • Experience providing supply chain trainings.
  • Ability to analyze supply chain data, conduct root cause analysis, and prepare quality presentation/reports
  • Knowledge of various electronic health information systems such as eLMIS and DHIS2
  • Ability to coach and mentor public sector stakeholders
  • Proven strong leadership skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with the Revolutionary Govern­ment of Zanzibar.
  • Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
If you are interested in applying this positions please send your resume, cover letter and copies of your academic certificate to ghsc.recruitmenttz@gmail.com. And kindly include title you are applying to and your name in the subject line.
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While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Deadline for submission shall be on 12 June, 2020;
GHSC – TA – TZ is an equal opportunity employer.

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Software Developer 

OVERVIEW:

The Global Health Supply Chain Program Technical Assistance –
Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert technical assistance to Tanzania to strengthen country supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g., malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC-TA-TZ assists Government of Tanzania health programs by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders’ understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.

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Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

The Software Developer will work under the guidance of the MIS Team Lead and in collaboration with other developers he/she will be for maintaining tier 3 support of eLMIS both in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. S/he will work to support system development and health information exchange across the multiple systems in the health sector including eLMIS, DHIS2, mSupply and Epicor. S/he will work in collaboration with national stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Medical Stores Department (MSD), and the Ministry of Health of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Develop software feature enhancements in Java and JavaScript, conduct testing, and provide maintenance and support for existing functionality of eLMIS
  • Use eLMIS Web-based bug tracking systems (Jira) to log bugs and enhancements and to update bug resolution status
  • Liaise with the global OpenLMIS Core team to become familiar with the latest architecture and software development practices of OpenLMIS v3.x.
  •  Utilize global standard practices/templates for software development, to brief on progress being made on software development projects, and to collaborate and contribute to software development practices of OpenLMIS v3.x.
  • Participate in the full software development lifecycle (SDLC) by supporting the review of new redesign requirements, finalizing user stories and prioritized backlog in consultation with project managers. Develop and manage release plans.
  • Work closely with users to design and develop specifications for software development work including wireframes, report layouts, business rules and user interfaces.
  • Develop automatic functional and performance test script for eLMIS.
  • Preparing a plan to support long term capacity building to MoHCDGEC and PORALG ICT staff on OpenLMIS code base.
  • Prepare technical documentation and user/training manuals for software applications.
  • Conduct regular reviews and evaluations of all systems and related applications and implement improvements accordingly.
  • Provide regular updates to the supervisor, technical team, and project management team on work progress and any local database development issues that may be of concern.
  • Work as part of the Management Information System (MIS) team and be available for deployment to support the systems and users whenever need arises.
  • Support integration of eLMIS with other digital system on health sector like DHIS2, mSupply etc.
  • Support GOT on the development of pharmacy and inventory modules on facility level systems (GoTHOMIS and AfyaCare).
  • Participate in in-country system linkages in areas of synergies like GoTHOMIS/AfyaCare using health information exchange.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications in Education & Experience:

  • B.Sc in Computer Science or IT or related field from recognized     University/College
  • Familiar with/ Experience with health sector digital systems like DHIS2, AfyaCare, GoTHOMIS and HFR.
  • At least five years of experience in developing web-based applications in Java
  • Knowledge on the Tanzania health information systems including HMIS, eLMIS and DHIS2.
  • Experience with PostgreSQL and PostGIS, proficiency in SQL, and stored procedures.
  • Experience with Javascript and HTML, CSS, AngularJS, ReactJS, and/or NodeJS.
  • Experience with Model – View – Controller (MVC) based application development
  • Experience in source control systems such as git, bitbucket, SVN, or CVS
  • Experience with deployment management tools (Jenkins, chef/puppet)
  • Experience with ant/gradle scripting
  • Experience with selenium/jasmine/cucumber automated testing frameworks
  • Experience in working with MOHCDGEC-National Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health Zanzibar, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP) and USAID funded projects is desired.
Other Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • Good communication skills with strong verbal and written English.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment but self-managing of own time, take on responsibility and follow-through on assignments.
  • Ability to work with Linux operating systems and shell scripting language such as bash
  • Familiarity with apache/nginx web server and tomcat/jboss application server
  • Understanding of networking and information security
  • Experience using software development methodologies

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