MIS Team Lead - Systems Strengthening in Arlington at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

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Job Description

Do you want to be a part of the mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives?  This incredible employee-owned company, makes sure that critical drugs and pharmaceuticals reach communities in the world that lack the infrastructure and financing that we have here in the USA.  If you want to be part of this great, global outreach, please read on!

Our client is seeking an experienced MIS Team Lead who will oversee technical assistance for health system strengthening coordinated across country programs. Country missions are looking for technical solutions support in increased data visibility, logistics information management systems (LIMSs), Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), ERP selection, as well as implementation and ongoing management. In addition, this position will also play a leadership role in the development of custom solutions such, as forecasting and planning tool
 
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. 
 
GHSC - PSM is a multi-billion dollar USAID funded objective and the largest project in the history of the agency. The project consolidates the previous procurement and assistance components of the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) and Deliver programs and is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures lifesaving commodities to partner countries.   Supporting key global health initiatives in HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, maternal and child health and zika, the project encompasses three primary objectives: global commodity procurement and logistics; systems strengthening to support in-country supply chain management; and collaboration via strategic engagement to improve long-term global supply of health commodities.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Coordinate and manage technical assistance for MIS system strengthening to support the GHSC-PSM country programs
  • Propose strategies for developing, implementing and maintaining in-country health systems to ensure long-term sustainability
  • Oversees system strengthening activities throughout all phases of software development lifecycle to promote sustainability and interoperability
  • Provide advice and support as needed on MIS systems implemented by cooperating country programs, including systems, such as, Pipeline, Quantimed, OpenLMIS and DHIS2
  • Promoting standards across systems supported by GHSC- PSM in order to encourage interoperability among relevant systems including the global GHSC-PSM MIS
  • Lead the adoption and implementation of global standards across public health supply chain systems increase end to end supply chain data visibility in cooperating countries
  • LMIS software situational assessments of the needs for strengthening LMISs for the commodities procured by the GFAMT grants (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Prepare feasibility studies that describe the current logistics procedures, analyze functional gaps of Ministry of Health (MOH) systems and software, and determine requirements towards LMIS strengthening
  • Identify, analyze, and recommend feasible options to strengthen the LMISs for medicines and health commodities procured by the GFATM grants of the three disease programs (HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Develop and support the dissemination of success stories and experiences in implementing technology driven systems strengthening interventions
  • Carry out an analysis of the total cost of ownership, quantifying the financial impact of deploying an information technology product over its life cycle
  • Work with MOHs to develop a budgets and roadmaps for implementation of health IT systems
  • Map out required hardware and equipment gaps identified for system implementations
  • Provide guidance on managing vendors that will support health IT systems to ensure timely deliverables within budget and scope
  • Lead and manages budgets, vendors, consultants, and all MIS related procurements
  • Advise on system strengthening global and regional best practices and lessons learned
  • Manages strategic relationships across partners, clients, donors, vendors internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively provides input to the overall MIS system strengthening planning processes for country programs
  • Oversees training programs for MIS systems supported by country programs
  • Develops and recommends best practices and approaches to streamline implementation and roll out of systems for effectiveness and efficiency, considering client needs, team dynamics and project mission
  • Participates in internal or external professional associations and represents company at supply chain systems related conferences, events and industry meetings when appropriate
  • Develops and maintains partnerships across country programs, staying abreast of country program activities and coordinating technical support with the Country Programs Director
  • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation and exceeding expectations
  • Contributes to development of project management policies, processes and procedures
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
Qualifications:
  • Minimum eight years of relevant work experience managing large-scale MIS programs
  • Minimum education requirement: Bachelor’s degree in an information technology field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Relevant information technology certifications, as well as, project management
  • Experience working in developing countries or low-resource settings
  • Skilled in leading and managing a large high-performing team of IT professionals
  • Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to travel as needed and experience working long-term (one year or more) in developing countries