Supply Chain & Data Analytics Internship at JSI

Supply Chain & Data Analytics Internship, Current Kenyan Internships,

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inSupply Health is an East African health advisory firm pioneering innovative approaches for improving health outcomes through strengthening systems and supply chains. Drawing on the experience of our JSI Training & Research Institute, Inc. affiliation, our dynamic team of local consultants work closely with public and private sector clients to design optimized, customized, and resilient supply chain systems. inSupply deploys systems that deliver essential health products such as antimalarial and HIV medications, vaccines, and contraceptives in complex settings. We take proven methodologies from the commercial sector and adapt them to local conditions. We involve our clients closely in shaping their supply chains so they can own, implement and continuously improve their systems over the long term. We specialize in: developing supply chain maturity strategies, building organizational capacity for supply chains, designing and implementing data-driven, optimized supply chain systems, and quantifying health commodity needs. inSupply does not just help our clients select the right technology for better supply chain management. We also invest in people and processes, helping to build a culture of data use and continuous improvement.

Who we are looking for:

inSupply has specifically designed its internship program to offer recent graduates a rich, holistic learning experience that is geared towards building professional and technical skills in supply chain, data use, curriculum and learning packages development, and scaling technology in public health space that has been running for 3 years.

The program operates as follows:

  • The intern is offered a position for three months, provided a scope of work and onboarding and orientation, and works closely with a team and supervisor for the first three months. The intern is required to complete the e-learning courses called the IMPACT Team learning packages during this period. The supervisor conducts an evaluation and based on the intern’s general performance at the end of the three-month period, the internship may be extended for another three months.
  • At the end of the second three-month period, another evaluation is conducted and inSupply makes a best effort to place suitable, strong candidates in longer term positions.

The internship program aims to build innovative and critical thinkers, using immersion in our various projects as the learning process. We aim to partner with training institutions and universities to routinely offer the program with the aim of building a local, Kenyan pool of talent around data use, analytics, supply chain, and continuous improvement. inSupply offers hands-on experience along with a structured mentorship and learning program to build capacity in design thinking, project management, data analysis, and documentation of learnings and best practices.

The ideal intern candidate is enthusiastic, has a “can do” attitude, an eagerness to learn, and a curious mind, and is willing to do any task to further their professional and personal growth. They demonstrate a strong work ethic, are proactive in shaping their learning and offering support to the team, and make a best effort to work across all areas of inSupply’s work to maximize learning.

Responsible for (but not limited to):

Work closely with the SCALE, Data Use and Market Test project teams to:

  • Support routine data extraction and presentations used by the SCALE and Data Use IMPACT Teams to monitor key supply chain metrics that are routinely reviewed.
  • Help conduct specific data analyses as required for SCALE and Data Use projects e.g. project balanced scorecard, IMPACT Team dependency assessment, uptake of e-learning courses, one pager reports etc.
  • Participate in sub county and county data review meetings, ensuring that the teams follow the structured approach for effective meetings
  • Support training and other activities geared to strengthening the county and sub-county supply chain.
  • Assist in organizing internal team meetings, including developing agendas, arranging logistics, taking/circulating meeting notes and updating action items.
  • Assist with the planning, preparation, and logistics for workshops and stakeholder meetings and also travel to support workshops as needed.
  • Promote uptake of e-learning courses for IMPACT Teams in order to build capacity of sub county and county data review teams on problem solving skills, supply chain skills, data analytics and visualization skills and organizational skills.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly inSupply team meetings with the Tanzania, Kenya and US colleagues, providing activity updates and supporting logistics as required.
  • Support data and document gathering, systematic note taking, organization and visualization of information for the formative research phase of the Market Test grant.
  • Support all projects with communication tasks as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Graduated not more than two years from the date of advertisement of this post.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health-related field, Computer Science or Data Science.
  • Ability to work comfortably in the MS Office package, with advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint a requirement. Experience with the Google Suite portfolio is highly desirable.
  • Experience creating and using pivot tables is highly desired.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to work with large amounts of information and see the ‘bigger picture.
  • Comfortable with juggling facts, figures, and number crunching.
  • Strong interest and some basic experience in data, analytics with an affinity for numbers.
  • Interest and willingness to learn qualitative data analysis and approaches to learning.
  • Excellent writing, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, critical thinking, initiative, ability to meet deadlines and innovation
  • Interest in health, and/or development issues.
  • Experience in basic research and sales and marketing would be an added advantage.

How to Apply

To apply please submit your application to with Supply Chain and Data Analytics Intern as the subject. Your application should include your current CV and Cover letter (describing why you think you’re a good fit for this role). inSupply is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, color, race, marital status, or other protected characteristics.

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