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Pharmacist Full-time Job

1 month ago Medical & Healthcare Addis Ababa   141 views
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The Pharmacist will be responsible for the overall set up and functioning of the Central Pharmacy/Medical Warehouse management and the pharmacy supply chain processes in accordance with national and MdM standards and guidelines.



Set up central pharmacy at coordination level taking in to account storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents), in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and availability of drugs, medical supplies and medical equipment. This will be done according to MdM Country Pharmacy Management Guideline, national regulations and in collaboration with the Logistics

Ensure regular inventory and replenishment of all mission and health facility kits (first aid, PEP kit and emergency kit).


Establish a standard list of medical items for the mission, project pharmacies and all end-user pharmacies;

Ensure that standard list is posted at every pharmacy

Develop a schedule for regular review of the standard list;

Review the method of calculation of order needs and monitor medical orders to avoid stock-outs, soon-to-expire or expired drugs;

Ensure the proper frequency of orders and extra-orders to ensure that the items and quantity ordered are based on the needs of each end-user unit;

Train staffs including partners to assume responsibility for management of the end-user pharmacy, including monitoring and collection of consumption data, correct storage, and ordering of all medical items to be used within the unit (including cold-chain and controlled drugs);

Appoint a medical team-member responsible overall for the pharmacy/stock

Review the ordering schedule for extra-orders;

Develop a procedure to outline the steps and communication flow involved in all ordering processes.


Be responsible for following drugs importation procedure in Ethiopian context and obtain the importation license for pharmaceutical products;

Serve as main focal person in liaising with contracted importer and if MdM is directly importing, lead the process by coordinating with relevant departments in MdM Coordination (Logistics, Finance) and with HQ in Paris (Logistics Advisor/Purchaser, Health Advisor);

Ensure presence during reception of International Order at Customs/FMHACA to jointly verify with Logistics or with third party importer the actual items received at the airport;

Based on average monthly consumption (AMC), prepare medical requests (MR);

Coordinate the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department.


Supervise the Medical Ware House Manager in recording all items received and issued using the database

Build the capacity of Medical Ware House Manager in Good Pharmacy Practices;

Coordinate with Supervisors and Medical Doctors to ensure good dispensing and safe medication practices;

Develop health facility and partner staff's pharmacological knowledge by participating and facilitating Continuous Medical Education (CME)


Ensure that SOPs in the Pharmacy Management Guidelines are followed diligently by concerned relevant staff;

In collaboration with health workers, conduct regular spot-check of medical prescriptions to improve good dispensing and safe medication practices;

Oversee the monthly update of the Site and Central Pharmacy Management monitoring tool


Degree as a Pharmacist (Bachelor of Pharmacy and registered License)

Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing English

At least 3-year post-qualification experience, ideally in hospital/health facility pharmacy management

working with international non-government organizations (INGO) is an asset

Experience in supervising, training and managing others

Ability to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team

Ability to organised and priorities workload and use initiative

willingness to frequent travel to the field and to work in remote areas

Essential computer literacy (word and internet) and strong skills in Excel

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