AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) 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, Since 2001, we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative & sustainable approaches.
We are seeking qualified and suitable candidates to assume the vacant position:
Job Title: Technical Officer - Pharmacy, Logistics & SCM
A member of the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management (SCM) Team, the job holder will provide support for all Clinical Pharmacy activities of the program and management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals and other related commodities, as well as support the in-country supply chain system as may be necessary
- Collate all records of shipments to Sites, while preparing monthly reports as at when due
- Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
- Assist the Technical Advisor - Logistics & SCM in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
- Work in conjunction with the Technical Advisor - Logistics & SCM and the Program Associate – Inventory Management to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession
- Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
- Participate in quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store
- Provide clinical oversight at the facility levels including identifying, preventing, and/or resolving drug-related problems, as well as delivering training to and promoting continuing education of relevant site personnel on Clinical Pharmacy in collaboration with other members of the State Team
- Review the Pharmacy prescriptions on monthly basis to ensure the use of appropriate antiretroviral therapy and liaise with the Associate Director - Pharmacy & SCM, site pharmacists and physicians (where necessary) to resolve discrepancies
- Track and maintain records of approvals and clinical follow-up of patients requiring restricted drugs
- Identify on-going Clinical Pharmacy training needs for program office and site healthcare staff
- Liaise with the sites on clinical drug-related issues, providing information and responding to enquiries there from
- Keep abreast with latest advancements and current practices in antiretroviral pharmacology and related topics/issues in the management of HIV, through continuous reading and understanding of conference abstracts/summaries and journal articles.