May 182018

Organization: Chemonics
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

Chemonics seeks a warehouse management information system (WMIS) advisor for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Zambia. GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures and provides health commodities and technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain in collaboration with key international stakeholders. The WMIS technical advisor will support the project in assessing current-state status of Sage deployment as its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool of choice in Medical Stores Limited (MSL), a state-owned company with a mandate to supply medicines and medical products to the public health sector. The Sage financial and warehouse modules are expected to replace and expand on MSL’s current Warehouse Management System, MACS. The advisor will also assist in conducting a stakeholder workshop to define the current and future vision for supply chain improvement. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct a current state review of the MACS Software, the Sage – Warehouse Management Module, and the Sage – Financial Module; and identify any potential areas of concern expected from the transition
  • Assess technical documentation specific to MSL inventory management and financial functions (requirements, process flows, architecture, deployment plans, etc.) available for the above listed systems; address availability, level of detail, completeness, and comprehensiveness of documentation as well as standards compliance
  • Assess current state of systems, which includes status and details of procured Sage software and modules (modules, user licenses, no of users, type of licenses, etc.); deployment and support infrastructure (hardware, software, peripherals, etc.); and status and detail of MACS Software
  • Conduct a stakeholder workshop focused on stakeholder needs and vision (two to three years and four to six years) for current and future state for warehouse usage and explanation of solution sustainability requirements and implementation of best practices; budget requirements to support the current state and future needs, and current and future stakeholder roles, responsibilities, and commitments
  • Provide detailed recommendations and a roadmap for the transition


  • ​​Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field required
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience designing and coordinating large-scale WMS programs with emphasis on warehouse management modules required
  • Demonstrated experience and progressively increasing responsibility for designing, managing, and implementing ERP (Sage Financial and WMIS modules) programs in developing countries or low-resource settings
  • Highly preferred knowledge and experience with Sage WMS module or equivalent industry applications
  • Highly preferred experience with financial module of Sage and its full implementation
  • Preferred knowledge of MACS warehouse management software
  • Experience in providing roadmaps for module implementation and transitioning from existing systems to Sage
  • Experience in transitioning projects to operations and maintenance and production support
  • Experience with Software Development Lifecycle and methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile and ability to demonstrate the advantages/disadvantages of each
  • Business analysis experience, to include requirements gathering, gap analysis, and process flow mapping; Visio or similar software expertise a plus
  • Solid experience in IT contract management and compliance, experience managing ERP or WMS vendors from project initiation to closure (project launch to closure) with quality assurance experience and deliverable validation
  • Preferred supply chain certification, Information Technology Infrastructure Library and Project Management certifications
  • Experience building consensus with cooperating partners and stakeholders, especially government counterparts centrally and at district levels; demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and the ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment
  • Fluency in writing and speaking English required; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

How to apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “WMIS Technical Advisor” in the subject line to by June 1, 2018. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. ​

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