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Supply Chain Analytics Intern

Posting Number: #175-21

Position Title: Supply Chain Analytics Intern

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

INTERN TITLE: Supply Chain Analytics Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Strategic Information/Knowledge Management Team Supply Chain for Health Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington DC/Virtual due to COVID-19
POSITION LEVEL: Masters
INT-P3-XXX
SALARY: $1,868.66 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)
ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months, full-time

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION
Background:
USAID procures and distributes over $1B in health pharmaceuticals and supplies every year and invests over $200M annually to strengthen supply chains in developing countries. With over 100 points of origin, over 50 destination countries, more than 4000 SKUs and hundreds of shipments a year, the amount of data generated from its supply chain operation is significant. In addition, there is data residing in multiple country systems and many other data sources that can further support USAID’s supply chain program. USAID is in the process of bringing online a data warehouse and business intelligence tool to house and use these disparate datasets in the management of its supply chain programs and investments.

Introduction:
The Supply Chain for Health Division within the Office of HIV/AIDS in the Bureau of Global Health is seeking a Supply Chain Analytics Intern (Intern) to assist the team (1) to evaluate the quality of critical datasets, (2) contribute to the design of solutions to address the root causes of missing and erroneous data, (3) to contribute to the design strategic reports and dashboards to support key management units within USAID Global Health, and (4) to identify business process improvement opportunities centered around the newly developing analytics platform.

Reporting structure:
The Intern will work closely with the Strategic Information/Knowledge Management team and receive technical guidance from the SCH Division Chief, who will serve as their Point of Contact.

OUTCOMES
By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

  • Understanding of global health supply chain data, data mapping processes and standards, core supply chain processes, business intelligence tools, dashboarding and analytics.
  • Skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.
  • Experience working on analytics projects contributing to the creation of a new data warehouse and business intelligence tool for international datasets.

Essential Duties:

  • Work with the Strategic Information/Knowledge Management team (SIKM) to develop an analytics project to advance OHA’s understanding and use of supply chain data, relying heavily on work in R, Python, or other open-source statistical packages.
  • Support the development of routine and ad-hoc analysis using 20+ supply chain datasets for data quality, contributing to the identification of root causes of error through data analysis, business process review, and stakeholder interviews.
  • Assist in recommending solutions to improve overall data quality (changes in processes, input automation, input masks, etc.).
  • Work with key personnel across the organization to design dashboards and reports to provide decision support and enable more efficient, effective and strategic management.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*approximately 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

  • Gain exposure to data analytics and supply chain data/knowledge management through global health programming.
  • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Required:

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate or completion of such within the past 12 months related to supply chain management, business, information systems, computer science or related field.
  • Proficiency in R, Python or another open-source statistical package.
  • Professional or academic experience with global health, data analytics, supply chain management, procurement, and/or logistics for a large organization and/or HIV programs.
  • Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms.
  • Ability to create and present data visuals.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team-building skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Preferred (not required):

  • Academic or professional experience working with dashboards/knowledge management tools.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

TO APPLY

  • All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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