Chemonics International Inc Database Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Chemonics International Inc Database Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222447

Category: Engineering, Information Technology

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

The purpose of the Global Health Supply Chain– Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Ethiopia Program is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of United States Government (USG)-funded public health initiatives in Ethiopia.

The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), Population and Reproductive Health, and the USAID Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition.

In supporting USG-funded global health activities, GHSC-PSM will develop and manage a wide array of services for health commodity procurement and related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing different elements of a comprehensive supply chain management initiatives in collaboration with MOH, EPSA and other partner organizations.

GHSC-PSM Ethiopia supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives:

Health commodity procurement and logistics,
Systems strengthening technical assistance, and
Global and local collaboration to improve long-term availability of health commodities.


The Database Specialist will report directly to the GHSC-PSM Ethiopia’s M&E Manager and is responsible for the implementation of M&E and Knowledge Management systems with the aim of ensuring complete data availability and improvements in supply chain and project performance.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Strengthen M&E and Knowledge Management Systems (50%)

  • In collaboration with M&E team members and other technical staff, conduct data needs, requirements by USAID, GHSC-PSM HQ and partners to identify the gaps;
  • Design and build a robust internal database based on demand and monitor and tune database performance;
  • Undertake routine follow-up, provide remote technical assistance for GSHC-PSM field teams and technical staff on the data entry and data quality;
  • Communicate regularly with the field team and technical staff on the progress of data entry process;
  • Provide orientation to GHSC-PSM staff on the usage of GHSC-PSM Ethiopia’s electronic database;
  • Undertake maintenance of the database when the need arises;
  • Manage the database centrally;
  • Assist teams in the preparation for and production of attractive graphs, maps, and other presentations;
  • Work closely with EPSA/ partners to link data from health commodity
    management information system (HCMIS) and related health management
    information system;
  • Work closely other team members in the development of data-related policy and Standard Operating Procedures.

    Data Management and Reporting (50%)

  • Manage the project databases such as internal M&E database, mosquito bed net
    distribution tracking database and
    supportive supervision database
  • Clearly replicate M&E and Knowledge Management indicator tables into the Database system to easily append data into the system;
  • Timely upload data to GHSC-PSM HQ in web-based software used to gather,
    manage and store indicator data as per data management guide
  • Work with teams to collect, clean, aggregate, analyze and report survey data using
    web-based data collection tools (Such as SurveyCTO, PowerBI, SurveyMonkey)
  • Link data from different sources of the supply chain to create a relationship within indicators;
  • Monitor accuracy of data collected;
  • Administer database access and security,
    Implement backup and recovery plan and procedure

    Level of Effort and Location

    This long-term position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with intermittent travel throughout the program’s target regions as needed.


    The USAID GHSC-PSM Database Specialist will report directly to the M&E Manager or his/her designee.

    Job Requirements

    Job Qualifications

  • MSc or BSc. degree in Health Informatics, statistics, IT, computer science, software
    engineering or related fields with five and more years of experience in the specified area
    Strong experience in database design and development
  • Advanced skills and experience in web-based application development with a focus on
    JavaScript, JSON, PHP, React, HTML5, CSS3, Laravel, MySQL, MS SQL Server
    (2008,2012, 2014 or 2016) and RESTful services;
  • Ability to design and develop using Object Oriented design principles and software
    design patterns to attain high reusability and maintainability;
  • Excellent skill and knowledge in programing languages: Java,,
  • Skill in use of framework: MVC, Spring, Maven or others
  • Must have strong debugging and troubleshooting skills;
  • Skills on Open Data Kit (ODK), Kobo or other data collection/management tools
  • Excellent skills on the usage of GPS/ GIS equipment and data collection tools
  • Skill in data analysis software’s like SPSS, other data visualization and modelling tools Excellent skill in the use of Excel spreadsheet and populate tables, charts
  • Ability to work in a team setting

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please use the following link to submit your application: Please specify the position title as the subject line in your application and submit no later than September 17, 2018. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

    Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

    Chemonics International Inc Database Specialist Jobs in Ethiopia

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