Senior Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS) Advisor

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 March 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 8 April 2020
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Job Description

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title: Senior Logistics Management Information Systems (LMIS) Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-14 equivalent

GHSI-III is a Federal services contract contingent on the availability of appropriated funds until the end of the designated contract period. Contract employees of GHSI-III are not U.S. Government employees and cannot perform Inherently Governmental Functions.

BACKGROUND:
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. This entails:

  • Ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies.
  • Providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Managing numerous research and field support programs.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program.

The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world. Specifically, the Division is responsible for:

Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.

  • Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
  • Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
  • Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
  • Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs
  • Tracking and reporting the HIV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
  • Managing the Agency Anti-retroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists
  • Administering the “restricted commodities” approval of pharmaceuticals and “clearance” authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.

The Supply Chain Technical Branch (GH/OHA/SCH/SCT) provides technical leadership in all aspects of supply chain management. The Branch:

  • Promotes strategies for optimal procurement of treatment, laboratory and diagnostic products to support PEPFAR supply chain programs;
  • Advocates for effective management information systems to monitor all aspects of supply chain functions, including warehousing and distribution of commodities; and
  • Ensures that PEPFAR programs are sustainable and meet high technical supply chain industry standards through strong quality assurance policies, manufacture audits, & product testing.

The Senior LMIS Advisor is a critical member of the SCH team and will play an important role in ensuring that the US Government’s investments in the fight against HIV/AIDS are being used effectively and efficiently. The Senior LMIS Advisor will support the oversight of SCH’s portfolio of LMIS investments across the various countries in which we work. The Senior LMIS Advisor will be critical in the strategic design, planning, and project management support for these investments.

This is a high-profile position that will interact with a broad range of stakeholders to push forward technology solutions that improve the distribution of commodities that USAID procures and distributes across the globe. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as subject matter expert and thought leader on the strategic design and project management support of USAID’s portfolio of LMIS investments in developing countries, such as MIS, mobile data capture, visibility tools, etc.
  • Provide expert advice to USAID Missions related to LMIS activities. Assess a country’s current IT landscape, and given a broad spectrum of challenges and constraints, develop strategic LMIS roadmaps.
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline such as information technology, business administration, or computer science and 9+ years of relevant technical experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 11 years of relevant technical experience is required.
    • Relevant experience must be linked to the fields mentioned above.
  • Successful project management of at least 3 to 4 information technology projects from planning to close-out phase.
  • Demonstrated experience with systems development lifecycle and other software implementation methodologies.
  • High level of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies, and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program implementation.
  • Ability to work independently with light supervision.
  • Ability to recognize areas of weakness and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work within diverse teams.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and excellent oral presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to speak French is desirable.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to developing countries.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with at least one Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) implementation.
  • Exposure to software implementation in developing country context.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, either current or previous.
  • Professional experience in public health and/or supply chain.
  • Engage with government officials, the donor community, and other stakeholders to advise on LMIS activities, standards, processes and tools.
  • Monitor LMIS investments across USAID-funded public health supply chain projects to identify potential risks and find opportunities for improvement.
  • Work with USAID policy makers to ensure USAID policy keeps pace with technology developments and addresses the work being performed.
  • Collaborate regularly with advisors in other USAID health offices to ensure SCH’s LMIS work syncs with USAID’s broader health and supply chain technology initiatives. Support these broader tech efforts through participation on project teams.

About the Organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at: https://jobs-socialsolutions.icims.com/jobs/1498/senior-logistics-management-information-systems-%28lmis%29-advisor/job?mode=view

In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your CV must include relevant paid and non-paid work experience showing dates held with month and year and hours worked per week for each position. Any experience that does not include dates held and hours worked may not be counted.

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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