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e-SCM Specialist Job in Kenya

Electronic Supply Chain Management System (e-SCM) Specialist

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project responsible for the creation and management of a supply chain system that assures continuous availability of necessary commodities for people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. 

A critical part of this project is the Electronic Supply Chain Management (e-SCM) System that supplies crucial information to relevant partners along the supply chain. 

The e-SCM system also serves as an internal project management tool providing oversight of national and project stock levels, status of orders and pending procurements as well as visibility of all other project activities including forecast and quantification of commodities. 

Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is seeking to fill the position of Electronic Supply Chain Management System Specialist to be based in Nairobi. 

The position reports to the Chief of Party.

Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Working with partners in the supply chain community to make the e-SCM more useful to the larger Kenya health supply chain community;
  • Working with project technical experts and consultants to improve the electronic infrastructure for management of the supply chain (includes database and website development);
  • Maintaining the system as a whole and ensuring continuous functioning;
  • Tracking customer requirements/inquiries to ensure the system properly addresses project responsibilities and supports customer needs;
  • Working with technical staff to streamline methods for dissemination of information and constant update of information available to e-SCM end users;
  • Conducting spot check entries made into the system for accuracy;
  • Running regular reports through the system to look for performance trends and identify risks, issues and opportunities for process improvement;
  • Monitoring downtime of the e-SCM and liaising with the system host to identify and eliminate issues;
  • Other responsibilities as identified by his/her supervisor
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in an IT related field such as computer programming, Computer science etc;
  • At least 5 years experience implementing web based information systems;
  • General understanding of commercial transactions and processes involved in supply chain management;
  • Knowledge and experience with designing, implementing and maintain web based information systems;
  • Experience in Oracle, SQL server or MySQL Server administration both in windows and Linux environment.
Applications letter and CV with 3 referees should be sent to by 22nd March, 2013.

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