Monday, July 7, 2014

MSF Switzerland Mission Pharmacist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland
Mission Pharmacist
Based in

Project Summary:  The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp.  

MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT. 

Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners. 

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Medical Coordinator. 

He/she will be required to support and supervise the overall pharmacy supply management and pharmacy operations of MSF CH at mission level, in collaboration and by delegation of the medical coordinator. 
Contract duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Main Tasks include:

  • Ensure the general functioning of the MSF central pharmacy in projects; and the supply to MSF projects and/or health facilities supported by MSF in the country.
  • Ensure supervision and support of a team (project pharmacist and stock managers)
  • Ensure adequate and timely supplies of quality products to the projects in collaboration with the medical coordinator and log-supply (protocols, adequacy with activities, approvals, order processing, deliveries, transport, storage facilities, database)
  • Apply the MSF procurement policies in collaboration with the medical log-supply/officer and the regional pharmacist (quality).
  • Ensure safety and tracking of local purchase procedures according to section pharmacist recommendation and validated sources
  • Ensure storage, classification and organization of drugs and material according to MSF protocols
  • Conduct regular trainings on the use of stock management and different tools that are put in place in the project
  • Compile and Analyze the monthly pharmacy report. Inform the  medical coordination of the  findings, and propose improvements when needed.
  • Must be a registered pharmacist with a current practising licence
  • 2 years post graduate experience; both clinical and managerial experience
  • A minimum of 1 year experience with MSF preferably or with other INGO
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong initiative, able to handle complex assignments with proactive attitude, organized, autonomous and attentive to details.
Due to the nature of the work, Kenyan nationals with ability to speak Somali will be highly advantaged.

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter outlining how you shall fulfill each of the requirements in bullet points, copies of certificates/diplomas and current registration documents, on or before 21st July 2014, to or by  mentioning on the envelope "Mission Pharmacist" to:

The Medical Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603
Lavington, Nairobi

or deliver the application to:

Field Coordinator 
MSF Office - Dagahaley Refugee Camp 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.