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Plan International

Plan International

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Position: Pharmacist
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Bahir Dar - Ethiopia
Posted date: 4 weeks ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, supporters, and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national, and global levels using our reach, experience, and knowledge.

For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.

We won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Opportunity

The purpose of the Pharmacist role within the Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) is to ensure the effective management and distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in field settings. The pharmacist will be pivotal in providing accurate and timely medication to patients, enhancing the capacity of local health facilities through training and mentoring, and maintaining rigorous inventory and documentation practices. This role supports the overall health and nutrition objectives by ensuring that essential medicines and supplies are available and used appropriately to meet the needs of crisis-affected communities. A pharmacist works closely with the Mobile health and nutrition team to ensure the health and safety of their patients. S/he locates, dispenses, packs, and labels a prescribed medication for a patient which is done by the MHN team before dispensed to the patient. S/he also takes on some more administrative tasks such as processing the arrangement of the pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and equipment, conducting weekly base inventories, and filing paperwork. S/he is also responsible for compiling progress reports, documentation, and sharing of best practices and lessons learned in medical supply management processes.

The Individual

  • BSc in Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist, and Pharmacology fields of study and over 3 years of relevant experience.
  • At least two years of practical experience in Mobile Health and Nutrition Team drug and pharmaceuticals management.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in an international NGO or similar organization.
  • Knowledge of policy and practice in the field of Medical Supply Management practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding of WHO’s guidelines the warehouse management for the Medical Supply Management practices.
  • Computer literate in word processing and Excel packages.
  • An understanding of child rights and their protection and fulfillment in the development context.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI)

  • Understand and put into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC).
  • Ensure that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day-to-day work.
  • Ensure that Plan Ethiopia contributes to Plan International’s global efforts to ensure safeguarding and GEI, including making sure that relevant reporting and data are submitted.

Location: Bahir Dar

Type of Role: Pharmacist

Reports to: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Grade: C1