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Senior Technical Advisor- MIS


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.


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.



capacity development

computer science

data collection

data quality

global health

health systems

human resources

information systems

management information systems


project management

supply chain

supply chain management

systems engineering


word processing

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: 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



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


English fluency

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

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. MSH collaborates with local partners, from the Ministry to the community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. Since 1971, MSH has worked in more than 150 countries to help ensure sustainable, resilient, and equitable access to quality health care around the globe.

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