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Project Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya - Pharmacist

The AMREF Kenya Country Office is looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual to join a dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa for the Kibera HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Project which is funded by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The project focuses on the provision of integrated HIV/AIDS services which include adult and pediatric care and treatment, PMTCT, PITCT; TB testing and treatment; prevention with positives; community mobilization and capacity building with close collaboration with local and external partners.

The position is based in Nairobi and reports to the Project Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To provide technical pharmaceutical expertise in health care service delivery.

Specific Areas of Responsibility
  • Receiving written prescription or re-fill requests and verifying that information is complete and accurate.
  • Ensuring proper dispensing of drugs to patients in the health centre.
  • Fore-casting drug needs for the health centre and satellite facilities.
  • Co-ordinating, ordering and receiving of pharmaceutical equipment and drugs.
  • Maintaining proper security, storage and records of pharmaceutical stock.
  • Counseling and advising ARV patients on drugs dispensed.
  • Establishing and maintaining patient profiles, including list of medication given to patients.
  • Labeling and count stock of medication, chemicals, and other supplies and keeping proper records.
  • Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans
  • Supervision of satellite facilities pharmacies.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements
  • Participating in operation research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidate should have a Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized University. Excellent ICT skills. At least three (3) years of relevant working experience. Training in HIV/AIDS and TB will be an added advantage. Should demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently in multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment. Should be a team player, have excellent communication, planning and organisational skills.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please quote the position and reference numbers (KCO/HR/059/2011) in the subject matter and send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, November 18, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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