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15 Jun 2017

Pharmacist – Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Description

Pharmacist – Mogadishu

Sector: Health

Location: Somalia

Employee Type: Regular

Employee Category: Full Time


Working under the direct supervision of the Health facility Medical Officer and overall guidance of the Senior Medical Officer, the Pharmacy technician is responsible of the running of the health facility Medical Stores and health facility Pharmacy.

Key Responsibilities: Program management:

Ensure effective functioning of the drug supply system.
Keeping accurate records of purchase, requisition and consumption of drugs, medical supplies.
Prepare and submit regular inventory reports and requisition orders in time to avoid unnecessary delays in the purchases and delivery of same items.
Work closely with the warehouse supervisor assistant for all medical supplies
Ensure the primary health care facility has timely supply of drugs and medical items.
Carry out regular supportive supervision in all dispensing units.
Raise in timely manner the required regular drug orders as per the consumptions and according to the Essential drug list
Identify the less utilized and short expiry commodities and advise the prescribers accordingly.
Ensure continuous review of the essential drug list in reference to WHO and IRC recommended drug list as per the dynamics of the program
Ensure proper storage of all items as their specific storage requirements.
Ensure timely issuance of order to various consumption units
Carry out regular pharmacy Quality Audits in all the dispensing units.
Furnish the clinicians, prescribers with weekly list of available drugs and advise them on prescribing trends accordingly.
Conduct regular check of the wards/OPD drug registers.
Advise on any relevant Pharmaceutical issue when called upon to do so.
Human Resource:

Directly supervise Pharmacy Assistants/ drug dispensers
Routinely monitor staff performance according to their job description and provide written feedback in a timely manner.
Participate in continuing education for staff.
Ensure continuous mentoring and capacity building of staff, to ensure proper understanding and adherence to pharmacy guidelines
Reporting and Coordination:

Prepare and submit regular inventory reports and requisition orders in time to avoid unnecessary delays in the purchases and delivery of same items.
Monitoring drug consumption rates and making sure accurate records of the same are well kept.

Key Result Areas

A well functioning and effective drug supply system
Verifiable and accurate documentation.
Processing of monthly drug consumption reports.
Timely processing of Trimester orders as per the Essential drug list.
Supervision of department staff
Continuous mentoring and capacity building of pharmacy staff
Required Qualifications

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, preferably with Technical knowledge in drug supply chain management systems and quality assurance
Registered by the relevant and credible body and in possession of current practicing license in Somalia
Minimum three (3) years working experience in a Hospital/health facility set-up.
Required Experience & Competencies:

Good pharmaceutical knowledge and skills
Ability to write clear, concise reports and well developed communication skills
Excellent organizational, communication, inter-personal, writing, and communication skills required
Good computer skills (Complete MS Office package and any database management and analysis)
Must be a team player, flexible and culturally sensitive
Ready to work in difficult environmental conditions with displaced communities
Ability to accept the possibility of insecurity in the project areas and obey security rules and standard operating procedures
IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact Talent Acquisitions at As required by law, the IRC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with a known disability.

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