Technical Advisor – IT Developer US NGO Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches
developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in
developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We
work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public
health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with
policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the
quality, availability and affordability of health services.
About Project:
Uganda Strengthening
Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Program is a five year project under MSH ending in
May 2025. Its main focus is to support self-sustaining, responsive,
uninterrupted, accountable delivery of quality-assured medicines and supplies
to public and NGO health facilities. It will improve the performance of key
actors all along the supply chain; advance transparent governance and
effective, data-informed policies and regulations; and strengthen local
capacities to accelerate Uganda’s progress on its Journey to Self-Reliance.
SSCS will provide technical assistance to all USG Implementing Partners (USAID,
CDC, and DOD) operating at the sub-national level and deliver other assistance
to improve the capacity of district health offices, health facilities, and
medical stores. This project will strengthen the health system to more
effectively combat infectious and non-communicable diseases and improve health
services and outcomes for all of Uganda’s families and communities.
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor – IT/Developer works
closely with SSCS’ Supply Chain Director and the Supply Chain Information
Systems Advisor, MOH Division of Health Information, MOH IT unit and Pharmacy
Department to provide technical assistance for priorities and functionality for
expansion of the Pharmaceutical Information Portal (PIP). S/he will support
development of easy to use dashboards to display key supply chain indicators
for decision making and also support the use of eLMIS at different levels of
care. Working with DHI, s/he support the linkage of existing electronic supply
chain and information systems to the PIP. The IT/Developer will provide
technical assistance to implementing partners to implement eLMIS in eligible
facilities.  He will support the roll out
of NMS+ ERP ordering module to implementing partners and districts. S/he will
work closely with MOH DHI and IT units to build their capacity in the
management and maintenance of PIP and development of dashboards.
S/he will support
the monitoring of the effectiveness of the flow of electronic supply chain
information and periodically perform its evaluation. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Project Support 25%
·       
Actively
participate in product design reviews by providing creative and practical ideas
and solutions in a teamwork environment.
·       
Provide
technical guidance to solve problems and recommend future courses of
development for the SharePoint instantiations.
·       
Provide
ongoing comprehensive central SharePoint server administration including
management of SharePoint permissions.
·       
Work
with and build the capacity of MOH DHI and IT unit to support help desk for the
SharePoint site and associated applications
·       
Work
with the Supply chain Information systems advisor in developing and executing
project plans within assigned schedule and timeline.
Technical Support
40%
·       
Develop
SharePoint software solutions by studying requirements analysis and information
needs; confer with stakeholders and management; study systems flow, data usage,
and work processes; perform software design using software development
fundamentals and processes; debug, test, and deploy software solutions.
·       
Design,
develop and maintain key components of the software suite using SharePoint
Server 2013.
·       
Provide
for the creation, modification and deletion of collections, sites, users,
groups, document libraries, and My Sites in SharePoint.
·       
Provide
for the implementation of templates, creation of custom templates, development
of work flows and design or implementation of web parts or applications in
SharePoint.
·       
Implement
SharePoint based workflows as well as develop Business Intelligence dashboards.
·       
Manage
SharePoint site by taking backups and restoring with SharePoint management
shell.
·       
Document
and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts,
diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.
·       
Research
and recommend technology solutions appropriate to meeting SharePoint
instantiations goals and needs.
·       
Support
information exchange of already existing systems at national and facility
levels, for example linkage of facility eLMIS, ERP and DHIS2 data to display in
PIP
·       
Train
the MOH IT team to administer and manage the developed SharePoint and InfoPath
applications in the PIP data warehouse and support training of end users at
various levels of use
Stakeholders
engagement 35%
·       
Contribute
to the building and Management of GOU, USG and other partners’ relationships
with DHI
·       
Perform
user stakeholder engagement, requirements gathering, analysis and refinement
and compile requirements documentation for applications in the PIP and develop
required applications using software development best practices; debug, test
and deploy the software solutions.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Advisor – IT
Developer job placement hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology,
Computer Science.  Master’s degree in
related field is an added advantage.
·       
Additional  qualifications in the following fields:
public health and/or logistics and supply chain management.
·       
Six
years of professional experience with demonstrated skills in software
development and maintenance (software requirements analysis, software design
including object oriented analysis and design, coding, testing, documentation,
configuration management, user training, deployment and life cycle
maintenance).
·       
At least
2 years’ experience as a SharePoint Developer in the analysis, design, hands-on
development and delivery of web-based applications based on SharePoint. 
·       
Experience
with SharePoint designer, Visual Studio/VSTA and powerShell
·       
Experience
with building and maintaining applications using object-oriented, distributed
and service oriented methodologies and architectures
·       
Advanced
knowledge/expertise in MS SharePoint 2013 development and administration
·       
Experience
with SharePoint’s application services framework including implementation,
configuration and usages of Search, Managed Metadata, User Profile Services
·       
Experience
with SQL server reporting services, report builder, SQL server analysis
services, and/or SQL server integration services is a plus
·       
Knowledge
of relational enterprise database management systems, TSQL and data warehousing
technologies
·       
Strong
programming background authoring well written, well documented modular and
clean code.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity at
the link below.
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