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Mission Pharmacist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Mission Pharmacist
Duty Station / Mission: Nairobi / Kenya Mission
Duration: Fixed term contract, extendable

Background of the Position:
Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium is looking to fill the position of a Mission Pharmacist for our Kenya mission, based in Nairobi County. 

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Medical Coordinator and shall be responsible for all areas / related to good pharmacy management for MSF Belgium Kenya Mission.
Objective of the Position:
  • Management of drug orders (preparing, receiving, stocking, dispatching) is done according to MSF procedures and International regulations
  • Quality drugs and medical supplies to the projects, managing of stocks, orders and movements is followed and provided efficiently
  • Providing technical support/ training to other pharmacy staff in areas such as rational drug use and drug pharmaceutical changes
Tasks & Responsibilities:
S/he will perform the following main tasks, among others:-
  • Management of drug orders for the mission/project(s), (receiving, preparing, stocking, packaging, delivery)
  • Ensure availability and/or refill of the medical drugs and/or medical/lab supplies & equipments as per the system/requirement in place
  • Inventory management of medical drugs and/or medical/lab supplies and equipments
  • Updating, implementing and safe guarding of MSF-Belgium pharmacy protocols and guidelines
  • Technical support, training and supervision to the pharmacies/pharmacy attendants in the project(s)
  • Management of the pharmacy stock and database
  • Pharmacy related data analysis and reporting
Qualifications & Requirements:
Education: Degree in Pharmacy - registered with the Pharmacy & Poisons Board
Experience: Minimum 3 years professional experience in a similar position. NGO experience is an added advantage.
  • Computer literate; good communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Strong technical, management and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, motivated, autonomous, proactive, patient, discreet, open minded
  • Strong sense of confidentiality, team spirit and dynamism
Language: Proficiency in written and oral English & Kiswahili.
Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit a detailed curriculum vitae and motivation letter (only), mentioning on the subject line/ Envelope “Application: Mission Pharmacist” to:
The HR and Administration Coordinator
Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium - Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 38897-00623, 
Applications must be received on or before January 18th, 2013.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and must avail themselves for interviews shortly thereafter.

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