VillageReach is hiring a

Senior Advisor eLMIS (Tanzania)

OVERVIEW:

The Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) program, 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 maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC 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.

JOB SUMMARY:

The eLMIS Senior Advisor will be responsible for eLMIS governance planning, communicating with the OpenLMIS community, MOHSW transition planning, expanding the use of eLMIS, and improving data quality and use for decision-making. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam with occasional travel to zones.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide continued support for the GOT’s eLMIS and serve as the main point of contact communicating with the Global OpenLMIS community.
  • Regularly attend the OpenLMIS Product Committee calls.
  • Actively participate in the OpenLMIS Product Google Group.
  • Document new feature and report feature requests and product ideas in the form of user stories.
  • Complete projects that require data mining, analysis, and presentation.
  • Identify relevant trends, do follow-up analysis, prepare visualizations.
  • Develop reports and dashboards.
  • Manage internal reporting, ensuring high-quality, well-written and timely reports on key program highlights/issues that meet donor and VillageReach requirements, with support from the program managers/coordinators.
  • Prepare and update sector and/or geographic ‘fact sheets’, data requests, and other program and external communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, peer organizations, or other relevant entities.
  • Regularly attend and participate in VAN “Visibility Analytics Network” meetings and ensure cross-cutting activities are appropriately coordinated
  • Manage eLMIS support to governance and capacity building activities related to data use and quality.
  • Advise the Global OpenLMIS Community on GOT’s eLMIS progress and needs via regular progress reports.
  • Advise the project management team to support the implementation and monitoring of long-term country strategic plans that reflects GOT and USAID Tanzania’s, priorities and needs and update these as necessary throughout project life.
  • B.S. in Computer, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Informatics or related field, M.S. or PhD preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with business intelligence tools like Tableau, Qlikview, etc.
  • Excellent visual design sense regarding clear and accurate presentation of data
  • Functional ETL &/or programming experience, especially using Python, a strong plus
  • Experience using ArcGIS a plus
  • Self-starter – must be productive with minimal direction
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written English communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work on a team to develop strategies and manage implementation of projects
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Atlassian Jira and Agile software development – especially writing user stories
  • 10 or more years of experience working with information systems and government stakeholders in Tanzania preferred
  • Experience in managing public health programs or projects in developing country context, with three years or more senior management experience preferred
  • Track record in supply chain systems performance assessment and M&E responsibilities highly preferred
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
  • Experience managing a USAID funded contract or grant is a plus
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management desirable.
  • Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGO’s preferred.
  • Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.