Senior Technical Advisor- MIS
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
The Senior Technical Adviser– Management Information Systems (STA-MIS), will provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of innovative strategies to strengthen the availability and use of pharmaceutical information for decision-making. The STA-MIS leads MTaPS Philippine’s collaborative efforts with DOH and other USAID-funded programs and relevant stakeholders in the field of information systems strengthening and information for decision-making. The STA-MIS will provide technical assistance to the DOH for implementing the eLMIS across the country. She/He will facilitate project management for smooth implementation of the eLMIS and other information system deployment project. Working with the DOH, technical partners, and other members of the MTaPS team, the STA-MIS will assist in defining the initial application and system architecture, and develop and monitor an implementation roadmap for DOH to roll out the eLMIS and other information systems across the country.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Technical Support (40%)
Work with MTaPS team and other stakeholders and support the DOH to define the critical data, processes (flows) and HR needed for Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) and Pharmacovigilance (PV) information systems to operate.
Support the DOH in overseeing the development, testing and piloting processes of the eLMIS to maximize the likelihood of successful implementation.
Work with the selected software vendor, technical partners and DOH to develop an integrated project management plan (including rollout plan) for the eLMIS and other agreed information systems.
Provide technical assistance to DOH to identify IT service demands with technical clarification and communication with the Software vendor, IT Service providers, technical partners and various implementing parts of the DOH.
Facilitate requirements elicitation and envisioning of the eLMIS future state and develop a roadmap for rolling out the eLMIS across the health systems.
Liaise with the DOH, software vendor, technical partners as well as with other MTaPS team members in coordinating and implementing activities related to the pharmaceutical information system strengthening
Support collection, aggregation, analysis and visualization of supply chain and PV data to inform operational and programmatic decision-making and monitoring, including monitoring stock on hand and consumption at different levels of the system.
Provide technical support to DOH for system strengthening related to collection, management and analysis and use of Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) and Pharmacovigilance (PV) related data for decision making.
Support DOH to establish quarterly and annual data collection and reporting mechanisms for specific portfolio of activities.
Support DOH to design and implement PSCM and PV data quality validation and assurance mechanism.
2.Capacity Building (30%)
Support DOH to facilitate and formalize the documentation and communication of eLMIS requirements and business processes alignment across the full life cycle of the eLMIS and other information systems implementation.
Facilitate quality assurance and training related to implementation of eLMIS and other information systems rolling out.
Participate in evaluation and learning from the eLMIS testing and early deployment and identify requirements for full deployment of eLMIS across the country
Identify needs, develop capacity development plan, and provide agreed training and learning sessions to various parts of DOH.
Attend technical and informational meetings when required and prepare related briefs for other team members. Also, work with senior technical staff for developing MSH proposals and new assistance projects, as needed.
3.Monitoring, Evaluation, Leadership, and Strategic Decision Making (30%)
Support implementation of the MTaPS M&E strategy in collaboration with the MTaPS MEL Adviser and other team members.
Provide updates to the Country Program Director for regular communication and reporting to the USAID Mission and MTaPS Headquarters.
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Maintain programmatic files with key programmatic documents related to assigned tasks.
Participate in the review of designated program documentation and activity products ensuring quality of program deliverables.
Represent MTaPS in technical meetings with other USAID implementing partners as needed.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in systems engineering, computer sciences, information systems, software quality assurance or related field
Preferred: Graduate degree, such as a master’s or doctorate
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s and minimum 9 years of experience; or
Master’s and minimum 7 years of experience.
Specialized training and/or experience relating to pharmaceutical systems, or supply chain management
Expertise and experience in procurement and supply chain management related information systems, including system architecture, application design, current and innovative technologies, and open source solutions and standards
Experience on USAID-funded projects and/or within the Department of Health
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Ability to write technical reports and documents, and to make presentations in English is required.
Competency in the use of word processing programs, spreadsheets and database applications is required.
Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team spirit
Ability to work independently and in team
Good judgment for decision making
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team
Functional competencies: Highly motivated, resourceful, results driven and persistent. Ability to think strategically, gather and analyze information in order to make appropriate decisions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Core MSH competencies: adaptability, communication, problem solving, creativity and innovation, timeliness of work, quality of work and team relationships, resource utilization.
Sound judgment, self-motivated, strong initiative.
Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 30% of the time
Note : This is a local position based in Philippines, and only Filipino nationals are eligible to apply
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