Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Pharmacy Technician

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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is recruiting for Contract Pharmacy Technician

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid in more than 60 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters or exclusion from healthcare.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Gusau with frequent visits to Zurmi and Shinkafi
Report to: Project Medical referent
Duration of Assignment: 3 months
Report to (Functional): Project Medical referent

Main Purpose

  • Supporting the drug supply management in the designated facilities under the supervision of the Project Medical referent of the project and according to MSF health policies and protocols, in order to contribute in the guarantee of the proper management and distribution of drugs and medical devices.

Main Activities

  • In cooperation with the Pharmacy Manager, assisting in the supervision, management and control of the medical stock in the project in order to avoid ruptures, losses and gross overstock of drugs and other supplies and overseeing and monitoring its storage conditions
  • In cooperation with the Pharmacy Manager, assisting on a monthly basis with preparation and approval of order requests, ensuring they are completed in timely manner to prevent unnecessary orders in between. Following up on drug ruptures.
  • In cooperation with the Pharmacy Supervisor and other MSF team members, assisting in the supervision, management, follow up and control of medical/supply stock in the MSF office, expat houses, and MSF cars. This includes physical count, ordering and monitoring of expired dates.
  • Assisting with the collection of consumption from facilities on at least a monthly basis and collecting data about number of patients. Cooperating with and assisting the Pharmacy Manager in all related monthly reports, and under the Pharmacy Manager’s supervision, communicating and providing medical data to relevant MSF team members
  • Improving and following up the monitoring systems in place.
  • Supporting the MoH counterparts in their responsibilities regarding monitoring of drug consumption, stock management and preparing/receiving orders.
  • Perform cleaning and minor maintenance for biomedical equipment used. Following the user manual and protocols and alert supervisor in case of malfunctioning.
  • Assisting in preparing and organizing training sessions for MSF staff.
  • Providing programs continuity during supervisor’s absence and handovers; sharing knowledge of program with incoming staff in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.

    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience

    SSCE /NABTEB /Diploma /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech /HND
    Other Requirements


    • Education: Qualified Pharmacist Technician.
    • Experience: Experience collaborating with local pharmacy systems (MoH and private) is an asset. Demonstrable experience in supervising and training others in a team setting.
    • Languages: English and Hausa MANDATORY and other minority language is essential: Fulani (please don’t apply if you don’t accomplish that).

    Knowledge Competencies:

    • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet).
    • Results and Quality Orientation
    • Teamwork and Cooperation
    • Behavioural Flexibility
    • Commitment to MSF Principles
    • Stress Management

    NGN 231,894 (monthly) as per the MSF scale (Consultancy contract)

    Application Closing Date
    2nd December, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV, Motivation Letter and copies of Credentials either by email to: (in the subject please to put the Position and the Reference for while you are applying). Applications should be accompanied by copy of the NYSC certificate.
    Send in person to:
    MSF SPAIN Office
    No. 46 New Albarka Road,
    Tudun Wada Prea,
    Gusau, Zamfara State.


    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
    • MSF Encourages Women and People with Disability Status to Apply.

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    About Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.MSF was founded in Paris, France in 1971. Its principles are described in...
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    November 28, 2019
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    December 2, 2019
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