IT Project Manager, HSS, GHSC-PSM

Job
from Chemonics
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

Chemonics seeks an IT Project Manager to be based in Arlington, VA in support of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement Supply Management project (GHSC-PSM). The IT Project Manager is primarily responsible for software delivery, technical capacity, and project management. The IT Project Manager is primarily focused on logistics information management systems (LMIS) selection, implementation and management as well as inventory management, quantification and forecasting tools. He/she is responsible for providing technical support to country teams, coordination of data collection activities in support of operational research, sector assessments and evaluations, and the organization of national and provincial workshops and trainings. The individual will play a lead role in evaluating systems and identifying gaps in functionality. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical assistance and support for MIS system strengthening to support the GHSC-PSM country programs

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of GHSC-PSM portfolio of software solutions to strengthen availability of information to support decision making. This includes the following areas:

  • Requirements documents and functional specifications

  • System(s) development

  • System(s) implementation

  • Interface with legacy systems

  • Provide technical oversight to vendor supported activities to ensure delivery of high-quality product, in accordance with the specifications; ensure user compliance to specifications and recommendations

  • Provide on the ground monitoring and document progress towards achieving project’s/country results using performance indicators. Support user trainings, update and maintain all technical project related documentations

  • 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 MIS activities

  • Support and promote standards for IT systems supported by PSM in order to encourage interoperability among relevant systems including the global PSM MIS

  • Assist with the development of project/country work plans and with monitoring progress against the work plan deliverables, and with reporting requirements

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in related field, and minimum of four years of relevant work experience required; Advanced degree in relevant field is preferred

  • Relevant information technology certifications related to MIS and/or systems strengthening activities along with a baseline understanding of best practices in project management preferred

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management, logistics systems, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data visualization considerations preferred

  • Experience working in developing countries or low-resource settings implementing information technology solutions preferred

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical solutions to internal and external stakeholders (who may not be technical experts)

  • History of actively participating alongside a 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

  • Willingness to work overseas for up to 25% - 30% per year

  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONIC... by November 30, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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