The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
The team in Sierra Leone was initially engaged by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery after the devastating Ebola crisis focusing on two program areas - Human Resources for Health and Supply Chain Strengthening. Supporting the improvement of Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS) and electronic Logistics Management Information Systems (eLMIS) forms an important component of this supply chain work.
Our team works to ensure that a well-functioning logistics management information system is in place to help the MoHS to be able to deliver the right drugs, in the right quantity, at the right time to health facilities so that health workers in turn can deliver the highest quality care to patients. This role will form part of a team offering support to the Directorate of Drugs & Medical Supplies (DDMS), the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), National Medical Supplies Agency (NMSA) and various national health programs to optimise the supply chain through the strengthening of LMIS systems that will lead to increased availability of information on drug movement, level, and availability. The project manager will lead a team in supporting the rollout of mSupply at district and hospital level, providing improvements in data reporting at all levels, leading system interoperability improvements to ensure that supply chain data is available on time and in full to all programs, and working with the team to identify and effect changes in eLMIS reporting functionality within the national DHIS2 platform.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. CHAI hires exceptional individuals who can drive work plans to completion and meet milestones with little daily supervision.
Master’s degree in science, public health, or related discipline with at least 4 years relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree with; 5+ years of work experience
Experience in public health with solid experience in supply chain in a developing country setting or related field
Exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
Experience implementing eLMIS system improvements, preferably with familiarity of mSupply
Proven program management skills, based on experience in strategic or operational management of multi-stakeholder programs/projects
Proven track records in the planning and execution of projects; including activity planning and coordination
Excellent problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
Ability to navigate complex government processes and influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner.
Ability to handle ambiguity and work independently and effectively in fast-paced, limited-structure environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
High level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Fluency in English required