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Job Description

  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Gender: Both

Major Responsibilities:

  • Set up and maintain robust, practical, and comprehensive documentation (SOPs, assessments, protocols and tools) relating to medicines’ management and pharmaceutical care in emergencies.
  • Set up a functional drug management system for emergency health programs according to the IRC policy.
  • Manage field pharmaceutical supply chain management, including storage, distribution, medicines management within healthcare facilities, healthcare waste management, controlled drug management, software systems for commodity management.
  • Support initiatives in improving access to quality medicines during emergencies.
  • Ensure regular inventory and consumption tracking of medical drugs and supplies.
  • ·         Work with MHNT staff to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies.
  • ·         Work with supply chain and program team to ensure effective procurement plans and warehouse management of all medical drugs, equipment, and supplies.
  • ·         Manage safe waste management of drug and medical supplies.
  • ·         Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and provide guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • ·         Maintain up-to-date stock inventories.
  • ·         Compile and submit stock consumption reports.
  • ·         Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs.
  • ·         Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.


Job Requirements:

  • ·         Excellent communication skills, good spoken and writing of concise reports in Tigrinya and English.
  • ·         Good technical and report writing skills with computer skills and knowledge.
  • ·         Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • ·         Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work out of hours, sometimes throughout the night.
  • ·         Ability to live in challenging conditions and ability to work under difficult, high-pressure situations.

Educational Requirements:

·         BSs/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmacy.

Preferred experience & skills:

  • ·         Minimum of 2 years for BSs holder and 1 years for MSc holder and significant field operations experience supporting emergency activities. 
  • ·         Experience in medical procurement and in pharmaceutical supply chain management (warehousing, stock control, transport, distribution)
  • ·         Experience working in the NGO sector, within complex/large scale country programs and in emergency response/humanitarian environments.
  • ·         Experience in conducting pharmacy, supply chain or health assessments, particularly in an emergency context.
  • ·         Experience in Public Health relating to Essential Medicines, National Drug Policies, Quality Assurance, or clinical pharmacy is a plus.

Language Skills: 

·         Amharic, and English. Local language Tigrigna is advantageous.


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