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Chemonics / Kenya Pharma eSCM Manager and eSCM Developer Jobs

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system.

Its aim is to distribute drugs for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma has the following vacancies:

Job Title: 
eSCM Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Description

The eSCM Manager will be responsible for Kenya Pharma’s electronic Supply Chain Management (eSCM) system to manage and report on information from various activities along the supply chain, including forecasting and quantification of need, procurement, quality assurance, inbound shipment of pharmaceuticals, warehousing of commodities, order management, customer service at the field level and delivery of commodities to the final service delivery points

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Liaise with project technical experts and developers to design and build an electronic infrastructure for management of the supply chain;
  • Train internal staff on use of eSCM and develop materials to assist external stakeholders in utilizing the system;
  • Maintain the system as a whole ensuring continuous functioning including importation of up-to-date information and quick resolution of problems;
  • Track customer requirements to ensure system properly addresses project responsibilities and supports customer needs;
  • Identify performance trends, risks, issues and opportunities for process improvement;
  • Manage the system on a daily basis including:
1.     User management (creating, updating and deleting user names and access levels);
2.     Manage team of data entry specialists and system support providers (help desk);
3.     Add, update and delete content developed with the team to ensure that content on the website is fresh;
Qualifications
  • Degree in business, project management or related field;
  • General understanding of commercial transactions and processes involved in supply chain management;
  • Knowledge of and experience with managing computer/web development projects a plus;
  • Strong management and communications skills; and
  • General computer knowledge and language around information technology a must.
Job Title: eSCM Developer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: Short Term

Position Description

The eSCM Developer will work with the eSCM Manager to design and build new features for Kenya Pharma’s electronic Supply Chain Management (eSCM) system to manage and report on information from various activities along the supply chain, including forecasting and quantification of need, procurement, quality assurance, inbound shipment of pharmaceuticals, warehousing of commodities, order management, customer service at the field level and delivery of commodities to the final service delivery points

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with input from eSCM specialist on the project to design and build new features of the electronic infrastructure for management of the Kenya Pharma supply chain;
  • Deploy updates to production and staging environments;
  • Monitor and maintain the production environment;
  • Develop and implement disaster recovery plan;
  • Maintain the system as a whole ensuring continuous functioning including importation of up-to-date information and quick resolution of problems;
  • Work with eSCM specialist and hosting provider to resolve any production issues in a timely manner;
  • Maintain the technical documentation of the production and development environments;
Qualifications
  • Degree in an IT field, such as computer programming or computer sciences;
  • Knowledge of and experience with building databases and developing websites a must;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in LAMP (Linux, Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, and PHP), HTML and CSS;
Send CV and cover letter with three referees to recruit@kenyapharma.org no later than December 30, 2010

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