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30 Mar 2017

Pharmacist 2017 Job at Centre for Health Solutions

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Pharmacist for the PEPFAR funded Tegemeza Plus project in Central Kenya.

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Program Director, Tegemeza Plus, he/she will work closely with county and sub-county teams, relevant health care providers, project staff and other partners to ensure commodity security and effective management of ART & TB commodities at all levels of the health care system through strengthening pharmaceutical management, supply chain management, pharmaceutical management information systems and building capacity of providers to improve the quality of pharmaceutical services provided to clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to NASCOP and NTLD-Program in the design and implementation of supply chain management interventions for TB and HIV commodities such as commodity security, forecasting, quantification, procurement planning, order management planning, distribution, Logistics Management
  • Information System (LMIS), quality assurance among others.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to develop and implement strategies for strengthening commodity security and building supply chain management systems, pharmaceutical management, and capacities at county, sub-county and facility level.
  • Support county commodity security committees in coordination, management, distribution and stock monitoring of TB & HIV commodities.
  • Organise and conduct trainings on pharmaceutical management and supply chain management for health care workers at all levels as required, including development of training materials and curricula in line with the national policies and guidelines.
  • On site mentoring and on-job-trainings for pharmacy staff in commodity management, inventory management, pharmaceutical care, ordering and reporting of drugs, pharmacovigilance, storage, dispensing of drugs among others.
  • Support facilities to develop site specific SOPs for commodity management and inventory management of TB drugs, ARVs and drugs for the management of opportunistic infections.
  • Conduct training of project staff on supply chain management; strengthen logistics management information systems for pharmaceutical commodities at implementing health facilities, pharmaceutical management and commodity management.
  • Support facilities to monitor early warning indicators for HIV drug resistance.
  • Monitor the supply chain to ensure continuous and timely availability of ART commodities across all implementing sites.
  • Assist counties and sub-county teams, and providers in implementation of quality assurance practices, pharmacovigilance, monitoring of adverse events/reactions and capacity building of providers.
  • Design and conduct pharmaceutical quality data review audits as required.
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, generate reports to donors on project progress, outputs and results.
  • Develop and implement a data-driven framework to monitor and support supply chain improvements.

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • BSc Pharmacy
  • A minimum of five years working experience in development programs with significant technical assistance experience in public health programs; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred
  • Working experience in a donor funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation and management of the supply chain system
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Health systems
  • Proficiency in Ms Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with staff and partners

How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the reference number and position title in the subject line by 5.00PM Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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