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Friday, October 13, 2017

Senior Technical Officer - Pharmacy & SCM at APIN

APIN Public Health Initiatives is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others.

APIN Public Health Initiatives has been awarded a 5 year Grant by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement “Improving Comprehensive AIDS Response Enhanced for Sustainability” (iCARES) project, - a hybrid of facility and community based interventions, that will expand access to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in 8 states of Benue, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Plateau in Nigeria. The program, funded by US PEPFAR through CDC, aims to contribute to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal of HIV epidemic control in Nigeria.

Senior Technical Officer - Pharmacy & SCM at APIN
Location: Benue
Job Description
  • To render support to all clinical pharmacy and supply chain management activities of the program
Job Task
  • Promote excellent HIV Clinical Pharmacy practices and documentation at supported facilities
  • Provide regional leadership of clinical pharmacy, pharmacovigilance and ART Differentiated Care activities
  • Maintain effective relationship and interaction with Government officials and other stakeholders with other members of the team to achieve program goals
  • Engage with the Regional PSM TWG and other key stakeholders for strategic decision making on supply chain related issues
  • Provide Technical Assistance/ onsite mentorship to supported facilities
  • Supervise drug logistics in the region
  • Support Pharmacovigilance activities and drug information services in the states
  • Provide Monthly reports for Pharmacy related activities for the region
  • Ensure quality assurance of HIV Pharmaceutical services at the facility level
  • Identify trainings and conduct approved trainings in the region
  • Ensure adherence to pharmacy related guidelines, SOPs, job aids and protocols at supported facilities in the region
  • Ensure the availability and proper use of the ART LMIS tools at supported facilities in the region
  • Ensure the timely submission of all LMIS report by supported facilities in the region
  • Provide Technical oversight on ART Differentiated Care activities in the region
  • Ensure proper monitoring, tracking and retention of devolved patients in Care in in the region
  • Support Operational research
Qualifications and Experience
  • Pharm or Pharm. D degree with Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, Public Health, Epidemiology or Pharmacology.
  • Registered Pharmacists with minimum of 8 years progressive experience in Managing HIV, TB or Malaria programs
Method of Application

Applicants should send their applications to: stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above.

  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Job Title - Location.
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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