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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pharmacy Assistant at Médecins du Monde (MdM)

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to
provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

We are recruiting to to fill the position below:

Job Title: Pharmacy Assistant
Locations: Maiduguri, Damboa & Emergency

Supervisor: Med Supervisor
Line Reports and functional supervisor: Pharmacists/Deputy PharmaCo/PharmaCo
Contract Duration: 5 Months with Possibility of Extension
Status: Full time
Start Date: As Soon as possible

Main Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Pharmacist, the Drug Dispenser will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
Stock management in link with mobile clinics
Distribution of drugs to the patients and counseling
Reporting and attendance to different meetings
Collection and analysis of weekly drugs consumption

Tasks Description
Stock management in link with mobile clinics
Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
Store drugs according to instructions and standards.
Realize the pharmacy stock management (in/out) at the mobile clinic
Calculate daily consumption for each item in order to anticipate any shortage
Do a weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
Prepare weekly drugs orders to MdM central pharmacy with the assistance of the medical doctors and paramedics staff
Monitor the supply quantity, expiration dates and quality of medicines and medical supplies.
Ensure pharmacy recommendations are applied
Distribution of drugs during the mobile clinics
Give the drugs according to the medical prescription.
Ask the medical doctor or the midwife to complete their prescription in case of incomplete information (dosage, duration…)
Indicate the name, presentation and dosage of the drugs on the dispensing bag.
Explain to the patient how to take the treatment and make sure that the explanations have been understood
Explain the potential side effects of a drug to the patient
Fill in the daily consumption form for each item
Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
Collection and analysis of weekly drugs consumption
Collect the daily mobile clinic consumption
Participate to collect the weekly consumption and analysis of the medical stock needs
Reporting and attendance to different meetings
Prepare request for the clinic and validate with Medical supervisor.
Liaise/inform clinician, doctors and midwife about drug availability.
Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
Participate to all the  trainings organized by MDM

Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to  the setting up of the mobile clinics
Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
Is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of assigned equipment
Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field

Profile Required
Pharmacist Preferred
Experience in similar position for at least 2 years
Good knowledge in dispensing and medical stock management
Capacities in team management
Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
Strong work ethic and rigor

Languages (spoken and written):
English, Kanuri and Hausa
Excel and word
Team player
Because of the emergency relief nature of MDM’s work, working hours may be irregular and employees are expected to be flexible in their approach to working ours under emergency conditions.

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV in one single attachment via email to:
using the "Job Title" as the subject of the mail.

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