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Project Officer (IT)

Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) Project

Agartala, Tripura

1. POSITION VACANT: Project Officer (IT), Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) Project with SAMS, Agartala, Tripura

2. BACKGROUND:

Strategic Alliance Management Service P Ltd. (SAMS) is a premier management consultancy that has been exclusively focused on providing recruitment, payrolling and supply chain management services, to the public health and development sectors in India, for the past 23 years.

SAMS’ clients include bilaterals, multilaterals, I/NGOs and both Central and State Government organizations. SAMS has managed drug logistics and health supplies for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) at CTD, MoHFW for the past 17 years. SAMS has provided similar support to NVBDCP and briefly to NACP.

eVIN is an exciting, ‘breakthrough’ initiative from UNDP that is expected to improve the availability of quality vaccines to the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), at the state and district level. The eVIN project is being implemented in all districts of Tripura and PO-IT will be an integral component of the UNDP State Project Team- Tripura, which is working towards contributing to the objectives of the project.

3. JOB DESCRIPTION/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Senior Project Officer the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

1) Responsible for coordinating with implementing partner for the development and deployment of the Electronic Intelligence Network (eVIN) solution (for JAVA based web application and android based mobile applications), including;
2) Technical support on eVIN system in terms of configuration of eVIN system at state level (upload of metadata related to Vaccine logistics /cold chain equipment/temperature loggers, User /store /material creation, setting up relationship between the stores etc.);
3) Ensure tagging of Users/stores for all type of users especially for the administrators of the respective domains so that the emails / SMS notifications related to inventory (abnormal stock, stock expiry etc.) and temperature loggers (low excursions, high excursions, no data transmission) are received by them;
4) Assisting SPO for overall programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation; processes, Training related works and others day to day office works in State Unit;
5) Follow-up with Vaccine Cold Chain Manager (VCCMs) and in the districts  for resolution of issues;
6) Tracking and facilitating  upgradation of the IT solution as and when required;
7) Manage and track data and ensure data security;
8) Verify data integrity / accuracy of system developed reports from eVIN software from mobile/ web based solution / Temp Logger;
9) Provide technical inputs to the training officers in the state for improvisation during Trainings (Train the Trainers);
10) Support in district training programmes (CCH Training) with delivery / quality control of technical contents related to eVIN software & temperature data loggers;
11) Consolidation of  the relevant feedback received from the Cold Chain Handlers, Vaccine Cold Chain Managers(VCCMs)  and other users in the field;
12) Validate stock transactions and temperature records in Cold Chain Points during the field visits and get the discrepancies corrected;
13) Work on issues related to temperature breaches and non-working of cold chain equipment’s or temperature data loggers, issues to be either resolved or directed to the appropriate authority for resolution;
14) Software Documentation as and when required.

B. Programme Planning and Implementation to provides advice and support to
1) The enhancement and implementation of the Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) that includes vaccine logistics and cold chain management on one single information system platform based on user feedback;
2) Systematic and phased scale up of the eVIN system for SMS-enabled real time Management Information system (MIS) for cold chain and vaccine logistics management at the respective district level;
3) Inputs related to Software user manuals based on the field experiences;
4) Enure that all users at district level are aware of the software upgrades and latest version of eVIN mobile application is used by the users (Cold chain handlers).

C. Capacity Building and technical assistance to
1) Partners at the state and district level health vaccine structures to assess and understand the capacity needs and support required for the effective and timely implementation of the eVIN;
2) Regularly check functional status of eVIN software & Temperature Loggers for resolution, and escalate to operationalize dysfunctional equipment, mobiles or software with Senior Program Officer of the state if local level resolution not possible;
3) Software and Temperature Logger operations / minor troubleshooting and provide hands-on support;
4) Based on the assessed needs support in undertaking capacity-building at the district level.

D. Monitoring and Evaluation
1) Assist, support and monitor the identified implementing agency in the implementation of the system at the state, district and sub district level;
2) Document to the eVIN implementation process and analytical learning from the implementation;
3) Support SPO eVIN/SIO/ district staff in development and production of MIS reports from the system as and when required for monitoring purpose;
4) Undertake field visits prioritizing districts which are lagging behind in implementation of project activities;
5) Facilitate knowledge exchange visits in consultation with Vaccine Cold Chain Managers (VCCMs);
6) Regular analysis of consumption patterns and wastage rates at state level for vaccines and supplies to help develop monthly reports to support Sate Immunization Officer in taking corrective actions;
7) Undertake extensive field visits to monitor the implementation of the system and providing technical inputs to address gaps and bottlenecks.

Perform any other tasks assigned from time to time by the National Project Manager and Senior Project Officer.

4. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCIES:

Qualification
(1) Applicant must have Graduate degree in Computer Sciences / Information Technology (IT) from a reputed University / Institution;

Experience:
(1) Minimum one years of professional work experience in managing information technology (IT) driven projects;
(2)  Experience in troubleshooting Java and android based applications
(3) Experience of working in the State Government or other international development organization will be an asset;
(4) Experience in Health Sector / Routine Immunization Programme will be an added advantage
(5) The position will require extensive travel to the designated districts

Skills and Competencies:

1) Innovation
a) Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
b) Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor.

2) Results Focus
a) Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
b) Contributes to work planning, manages time and resources efficiently;
c) Takes accountability for delivery of agreed targets;
d) Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed;
e) Identifies problems and proposes solutions.

3) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
a) Maintains awareness of new developments in own area of expertise and promotes this knowledge with others who may benefit;
b) Develops an understanding of own strengths and development needs;
c) Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

4) Building and managing partnerships
Ability to manage stakeholder relationships. Builds positive work relationships of mutual trust and empathy.

5) Team Working
a) Contributes to a sense of team spirit and works collaboratively with others by seeking to understand and make best of team members’ diverse ideas, working styles, skills and backgrounds;
b) Demonstrates care and concern for other team members, proactively offering support.
c) Ability to work independently with limited instruction;
d) Aptitude for technical innovations and data analytics;
Should have analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.

5. COMPENSATION OFFERED:

Gross compensation offered for the position shall be Rs. 50,000/- per month.

Please note that PO-IT shall be on the payroll of SAMS.

6. LOCATION: Agartala, Tripura

7. REFERENCE: PO-IT

8. CONTACT INFORMATION:

Team SAMS
Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phones: 011-2684-2162; 011-4165-3612; 011-4101-1564 and 011-4101-1565

9. LAST DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply online at http://www.sams.co.in/findapp/POITForm.php giving details of three references and current compensation drawn by or before January 14, 2019.