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  • Posted: Oct 31, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million l...
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    Pharmaceutical Technologist

    Ref: Amref/PharmTech/10-01/2019

    REPORTING TO

    Commodity Management Officer

    DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM/PROJECT

    Pharmacy Unit, Kibera Reach 90 Project 

    DURATION Short Term contract

    PHYSICAL LOCATION KIBERA

    MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:-

    To provide technical pharmaceutical expertise in health care service delivery, strategy development and implementation.

    PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES KEY AREA

    • Activities Strategy and implementation
      • Develop project activity strategy with timely and regularly reviewed implementation work plans.
    • Dispensing
      • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verifying that information is complete and accurate- Ensuring proper dispensing in the health centre.
      • Pre-packing of medicines for dispensing.
      • Enhancing rational drug use within the health centre.
      • Timely and accurate dispensing to patients drugs.
    • Procurement
      • Coordinating, ordering of pharmaceutical purchase.
      • Develop/ adopt relevant materials to support field activities.
      • Monthly ordering of ARVS and 0I for the patients on HIV care and treatment.
      • Ensuring cost effective selection of commodities for purchase.
      • Order, label and count stock of medication and chemical supplies.
    • Drug Store management
      • Maintain proper storage, security conditions and records of pharmaceutical stocks.
      • Ensuring timely requisition and inventory management.
      • Timely issue ARVS& 0I to satellite sites.
      • Tallying medicines received from supplies against invoices and cheeked for correctness of quantity, price, batch numbers and expiry date. 
      • Maintain shelves and medicine clean
      • Maintain purchase records and invoice
      • Ensure medicines for cold temperatures are always kept on refrigerator.
      • Receive and store incoming supplies verify quantities against invoices and inform supervisors of stock needs.

    KEY AREA Activities

    • Drug fore-casting
      • Forecasting drug needs for the health centre and satellite facilities.
      • Monitoring stock and informing supervisors of stock needs.
    • Counselling
      • Adherence Counselling of ARV patients and advising on drugs dispensed. 
      • Assessing adherence at every visit for improved individual patient care.
    • Record keeping
      • Establish and maintain patient’s profiles, including list of medication taken by individual patients.
      • Documenting reports done. 
      • Streamlining data entered in computer for ensuring accurate data quality.
    • Reporting &documentation
      • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project as per donor requirements.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    • Minimum of Diploma in pharmaceutical technology from a recognized institution.
    • Training in HIV/AIDS
    • Paediatric training
    • Experience
    • At least 3 years working experience 
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently and in multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
    • Implementation of activities leading to the desired effects.
    • ART commodity management
    • Management for health systems strengthening
    • Experience working in informal settlement / slums

    Skills

    • Problem solving skills, listening skills
    • Team player, excellent communication and planning skills.

    Competences

    • Integrity and honesty
    • Mature
    • Ethical work practices
    • Confidentiality 
    • Respect for diversity

    Method of Application

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