Pharmacy Technician, Semera, Ethiopia

Save The Children

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Pharmacy Technician – ( 210006AK )

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Position – Pharmacy Technician

ROLE PURPOSE:

Manage the central medical warehouse in maintaining the smooth operation and plan co-ordinate and monitor the receipt storage and dispatch of goods. Responsible for housekeeping standards and continuous improvement within the warehouse and medical supply chain. Medical Warehouse Pharmacy Co-ordinator is proactive in meeting the Primary Health Care Team’s requirements whilst ensuring that staff comply with health safety and standard operating procedures. This role will also oversee the rational use of medicines by the Primary Health Care Team’s.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of Medical Storage and Supply Chain

Ensures that Save the Children supply chain procedures and policies are implemented and adhered to

Set up and manage the medical warehouse optimising medicine storage conditions and organization to ensure safety and effectiveness of drugs and medical supplies

Responsible to handle the prepositioned medical drugs and supplies properly

  • Ensures daily update bin cards and stock cards; supplies are released with approved stock release formats and proper documentation

Ensures accurate quantification and procurement planning including sourcing for health commodities following Save the Children Policies

Ensures field-based consumption reporting are completed in a timely manner and advise on rational use of medicines based on this.

Ensures high quality standards of health commodity management are met including Good Distribution Practices – which will include warehousing cold chain management stock rotation and control pipeline management consumption monitoring and ordering.

Ensures safe disposal of expired drug and medical supplies working with the regional health bureau where applicable

Ensure accurate reporting of drug movement stocks and consumption

Ensures compliance with transport activity for medical items with national and international legislations and customs.

Supervises MHNT to ensuring safe and accurate dispensing process and patients are counselled on how to take prescribed treatment providing capacity building where required

Monitors medication safety across the primary health care teams SWAN partners on reporting medical incidents

Oversees medication use in the field

Carry out any other tasks as required in line with the technical area.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

QUALIFICATION

Qualifications and experience

Essential

Diploma/ BSc in Pharmacy with COC certificate plus three years related experience

Experience monitoring rational use of medicines.

Good knowledge of general logistics and willingness to multitask.

Strong communicator and team member.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word Excel Outlook)

Ability to work in and maintain a positive team dynamic in insecure environments.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.

Experience of supply chain management

Flexible positive and proactive approach to work

Willing to travel and work from other locations as required.

Desirable

Written and spoken English

Previous experience working for an International NGO

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITY

The position holder must have excellent interpersonal skills flexibility and Relations to his team members.

The position holder must have an ability that he/she can manage when it comes to reach hard decisions to across the barrier.

The position holder should have a good interrelation ship with others and must now local language (Afar)

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Afar Regional State in Ethiopia . This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those that need better healthcare education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

All children learn from a quality basic education and that

Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition creativity and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/ careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process which includes rigorous background checks reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the

below link: https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl

on or before 07 Sept 2021

Location: Semera

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Sep 7 2021

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  • Ensures daily update bin cards and stock cards; supplies are released with approved stock release formats and proper documentation

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