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  • Posted: May 21, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
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    Pharmacist Assistant

    Job Description

    Under the guidance and supervision of the senior Pharmacist or designate, the pharmacist assistant will be involved in the day today management of the dispensing pharmacy operations.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversee the correct dispensing of pharmaceutical commodities at the dispensing pharmacy units.
    • Ensure there is adequate health supplies and drugs in the dispensing pharmacy stores and that dispensing pharmacy is well managed with no pilferages.
    • Ensure all standard operating procedures within the supply chain are well implemented and adhered to.
    • Monitor prescribing trends by analyzing prescriptions and alerting the senior pharmacist of any anomalies or cases of irrational prescribing practices.
    • Ensure cold chain maintenance and monitoring is done regularly to ensure temperature sensitive drugs are correctly monitored while under storage.
    • Prepare all inventory management reports including MOH monthly reports for Malaria, TB and HIV by 5th of every month.
    • Maintain the EMR system inventory at the dispensing pharmacy units and report any technical interruptions to the EMR manager or the senior pharmacist for follow and correction.
    • Monitor and maintain the tracer drug list of commodities and report their availability to clinical team biweekly.
    • Attend departmental meetings as may be required from time to time.
    • Participate in the training and mentorship programs within the department unit where members learn from each other to improve the quality of services.
    • Carry out any other assignments that may be assigned to him/her by the supervisor or designate

    Key Result Areas

    • Accurate and timely documentation of all issues and received drugs and medical items.
    • Daily recording and tracking of temperatures in the cold room and the fridge
    • Timely issue orders to the various units in the prescribed forms on their ordering days.
    • Proper storage of drugs and medical items.
    • Tracking of expiries and slow-moving items.


    • Must have Kenya certificate of Education (KCSE) or an equivalent
    • A Diploma in pharmacy from a recognized institution.
    • He/She must be enrolled by the pharmacy and poisons board
    • At least one year hospital pharmacy experience.
    • Good communication and writing skills
    • Computer literate

    Required Experience & Competencies

    • A good team player
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili Languages.
    • Ability to work ethically in demanding environment.
    • Good customer care skills

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee on to apply

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