IT project manager-supply chain information systems
Chemonics, Virginia, United States
Chemonics is seeking multiple IT- Supply Chain Information Systems (SCIS) Project Managers to join its Health Systems Strengthening team on the Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
We're looking for experienced project management professionals with the ability to deliver software solutions, provide technical capacity, and support vendor relationship management. IT Project Managers will lead cross-functional teams in the evolution and delivery of the project’s portfolio of supply chain information solutions and will be primarily focused on logistics information management systems (LMIS) selection, implementation and management as well as inventory management systems, quantification and forecasting tools. They are responsible for providing technical support to our overseas teams, coordinating data collection activities in support of operational research, sector assessments and evaluations, and organizing workshops and trainings for our overseas clients. These individuals will play a lead role in evaluating existing systems, identifying gaps in functionality, recommending roadmaps and identifying comprehensive solutions.
The key goals for the position include:
Providing project management support for supply chain information solution initiatives to strengthen supply chain systems in country.
Managing the development and supporting the supply chain information system solutions to be maintained by the PSM project.
Promoting standards across supply chain information systems to support interoperability of systems to achieve data exchange and analysis.
Coordinating with the global SCIS team for system integration to increase end-to-end supply chain data visibility.
Lead and manage technical assistance for supply chain information system strengthening to support the GHSC-PSM country programs;
Lead and manage the development and implementation of initiatives under the GHSC-PSM portfolio of software solutions to strengthen the timely availability of accurate and complete information to support analysis and decision making at various levels. This includes the following areas:
Technical documentation e.g. System Requirements Specification documents and Solution roadmaps etc.
Managing System(s) development
Managing System(s) implementation
Interface with existing and planned systems
Development and implementation of the standardized approaches and software solutions to improve use and analysis of available data
Any other technical areas relevant to supply chain information systems e.g. use of Business Intelligence system for data analysis and visualization for decision making, mobile solutions
Provide technical oversight/contract management of vendor supported activities to ensure delivery of high-quality product and accompanying deliverables, in accordance with contract specifications; ensure user compliance to specifications and recommendations
Support on the ground monitoring and document progress towards achieving project’s/country results using performance indicators. Update and maintain all technical project related documentations; Provide technical input to user training and documentation
With direction from project Directors/country Directors/Managers, liaise with the USAID mission to share information and ensure that the mission, collaborative agencies and other donor organizations are routinely informed about IS activities
Identify new technologies, solutions and approaches to continuously refine PSM strategy and solution portfolio to promote sustainability and inter-operability
Support and promote standards for IT systems supported by PSM in order to encourage inter-operability among relevant systems including the global PSM MIS
Provide technical support to project offices in various countries, support the development of project/country work plans and monitor progress against the work plan deliverables
Assist in identifying new business opportunities and coordinating projects work with other partners and stakeholders on medicines supply chain management issues or other relevant areas
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree along with at least 8 years of technically relevant work experience in management information systems required; alternatively, a master’s Degree plus 6 years of experience; or 10 total years or more of related work experience in the above areas may be considered in lieu of degree
Relevant information technology certifications such as PMP, ITIL, Agile, Six Sigma strongly preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management, logistics systems, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data visualization considerations preferred
Knowledge of contract management, intellectual property, USAID guidelines, and malaria systems strengthening preferred
Experience working in developing countries or low-resource settings implementing information technology solutions preferred
History of actively participating alongside a large high-performing team of IT professionals to suggest and implement workable solutions
Ability to work with cooperating partners in implementing complex programs
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; proven diplomatic and public relations skills
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks
- Experience working in developing countries preferred
- Willingness to work overseas up to 25% of the year, but may include additional travel time as needed
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese preferred