AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)

Technical Officer - Pharmacy, Logistics & SCM 

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Job Description

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


Job Description
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

Job Tasks

  • 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.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

    • A first degree in Pharmacy or any other relevant qualifications and minimum of 7 years in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS commodities or in any other relevant function

    Technical & Behavioral Competencies:

    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain
    • Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of donour funded - supported sites
    • Experience with government systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties
    • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS Pharmacology
    • Excellent interpersonal skill

    Application Closing Date
    9th August, 2016.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should sned their application letters and CV's stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted for the above position.


    • 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 being applied for, e.g. Technical Officer - Pharmacy (Lagos).
    • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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    About AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN)
    AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Ltd./Gte. (APIN) is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian organization in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases of public health significa...
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    Job Summary
    August 5, 2016
    Offer Type
    Minimum of 7years
    Salary Range
    N0.00 - N0.00K
    August 9, 2016
    Medical/ Health /NGO / Community Services /Transportation / Logistics / Supply
    NGO / International Agencies
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