Assistant Technical Officer, Pharmacy / Logistics at Family Health International (FHI 360)

Assistant Technical Officer, Pharmacy / Logistics

Requisition ID: 2022201830
Location: Taraba
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor: Technical Officer, Primary Health Care

Basic Function

  • The ATO Pharmacy/Logistics – will support the development of in-house capacity in all aspects of distribution and warehousing of health commodities.
  • S/he will provide technical and leadership support to strengthen the supply chain process of health commodities to reduce stock-outs, lower costs and eliminate wastages.

Responsibilities

  • Carrying out inspection duties as provided for under the Poisons and Pharmacist’s Act, the Dangerous Drug Act and the Food and Drug Decree and other operational legislations
  • Direct outgoing or incoming health commodities distribution activities; ensure health commodities or supplies are shipped, distributed, or received in an efficient manner.
  • Provide day-to-day guidance to Pharmacy technicians on drug dispensing and prescription to in-and-outpatients whilst providing mentorship on medication advice.
  • S/he will develop a cost effective system for cold and dry storage for health commodities based on good storage and evidence-based principles in keeping with good quality assurance standards.
  • Providing spontaneous advice on medicaments such as mixtures, lotions, ointments, syrups, etc.
  • Provides technical information and advice to other health professionals on procurement and supply chain management of health commodities.
  • Ensuring proper storage and issuance of all drugs over the duration of the project.
  • Participating in routine quality control audits of all drugs in stock.
  • Conduct periodic visits to facility warehouses to follow-up on all warehouse related matters such as the environment, sterilization, refrigeration etc. and generate reports to management and other stakeholders
  • Monitor safety standards in accordance with regulations; ensure safety code and quality compliance are met daily.
  • Advice on the disposal process of all health commodities marked for destruction (damaged or expired).
  • Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project.
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports.
  • Ensures adequate infection prevention and control standards are maintained at all times.
  • Research, develop and recommend policies and procedures to improve internal processing and record keeping systems.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications / Competencies

  • B.Sc / BA in Pharmacy or relevant field with 1 to 3 years of experience working as a pharmacist.
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist.
  • Experience working in humanitarian context is required.
  • Outstanding knowledge of MS Office and an experience in rational health commodities selection, forecasting/quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience must include managing health commodity logistics information systems, including forecasting/quantification.
  • Be familiar with developing PSM indicators and issues surrounding monitoring and evaluation of the PSM.
  • Knowledge of Quantimed and Pipeline a plus
  • Sound knowledge and experience regarding M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa language an advantage

Application Deadline
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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