Product Catalog Manager and Data Analyst at Chemonics International Inc.

By | August 13, 2020






Title of Assignment

Product Catalog Manager and Data Analyst



Health, Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain


Duty Station

Kigali, Rwanda


Type of contract



Expected starting date



Duration of assignment

One-year contract


Chemonics International Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Chemonics”), under the USAID Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, USAID Contract No. AID-OAA-I-15-00004, Task Order No. 01 Contract No. AID-OAA-TO-15-00007, Task Order No. 02 Contract No. AID-OAA-TO-15-00009, Task Order No. 03 Contract No. AID-OAA-TO-15-00010, Task Order No. 04 Contract No. AID-OAA-TO-16-00018 is issuing a call for application to support the Ministry of Health to carry out the customization of the National Product Catalog.

The purpose of the GHSC-PSM project is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities in support of U.S. government-funded public health initiatives around the world. The project provides direct procurement and supply chain management support to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program, and maternal and child health program. GHSC-PSM manages a wide array of health commodity procurement services and provides related systems strengthening technical assistance encompassing all elements of a comprehensive supply chain.

At the country level, GHSC-PSM supports country strategies and priorities that fall under the following three project objectives: Global commodity procurement and logistics, systems strengthening technical assistance, and global collaboration to improve the long-term availability of health commodities.


Rwanda has made many gains in ICT infrastructures over the past few years. These include achievements in the automation of systems that are operational at many levels of Rwanda’s Public Health Supply Chain (WMS, HMIS, SISCom, RapidSMS, e-LMIS, etc.) and incorporated an innovative mix of paper-based and technological solutions. While these health information systems have provided improvements in operational efficiencies, they are not all integrated thus limiting the ability to operate the supply chain seamlessly and in a secure way. This also limits the ability to gain end-to-end visibility of the entire public health supply chain and address supply chain issues such as stock-outs, overstocking, wastage, etc. in a timely fashion. These open issues provide opportunities to further streamline and automate processes from planning to dispensing that will ultimately enable true end-to-end supply chain visibility as well as commodity traceability.

One major foundational opportunity is to enable all public health as well as private health supply chain systems to interoperate. To interoperate, the various disparate systems involved such as WMS, e-LMIS, HMIS, etc. from the public sector as well as private sector systems, will need to understand each other’s transactional information. A key element of that information is to maintain health products master data identified as a National Product Catalog (NPC).

A National Product Catalog (NPC) will be deployed to connect integral parts of the health supply chain and reduce the burden of keeping multiple stock keeping unit. The NPC would allow Rwanda’s system to subscribe to a pre-generated global catalog such as Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), it will also allow adding unique local codes for different Rwanda’s systems to be interoperable and share data between them.


The Product Catalog Manager and Data Analyst is responsible for the management of product/item master data. He/she will be providing technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the strategic development of the National Product Catalog (NPC) solution as a resource for the wider public health commodities. The Product Catalog Manager and Data Analyst will serve as the primary point of contact for all health commodities’ product/item master data, ensuring the interoperability and data accuracy within health supply chain systems countrywide. The Product Catalog Manager and Data Analyst’s role entails the strategy implementation regarding the transition of the product/item master data from its legacy systems and processing it to the National Product Catalog. The responsibilities of this position have been detailed below.

 Principal Responsibilities:

  • To maintain the product master data governance SOPs and ensure stakeholder management for NPC implementation countrywide.
  • Populate and maintain product/item master data in NPC for all health commodities
  • Ensure continued functionality of NPC in terms of product categorization, linkages to country identifiers, attributes grouping and data security
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders including the regulatory authority to identify new product/item additions, product/item updates, phase-outs, recalls and registration expiries and take appropriate actions to keep data up to date and accurate.
  • Ensuring interoperability between the NPC and other health supply chain systems such as e-LMIS, HMIS, WMS, Private systems etc.
  • Support data exchange and Global Standards across all applicable supply chain levels in the country
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to conduct data quality assessments within supply chain systems
  • Supporting the implementation of different Supply chain MIS activities to improve traceability and end to end data visibility across the system.

Application requirements

Education qualification

  • Degree in Health supply chain or pharmacy

Experience and requirements

  • Experience in managing healthcare product data
  • Skilled in product management and business analysis
  • Comfort in navigating product information management, information technology solutions
  • Proven capacity to analyze and override data provided by stakeholders and partners to ensure continuous accuracy.

Language requirement:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of French will be an added advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and data analysis applications

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