Centre for Health Solutions Pharmacist Job in Siaya County, Kenya

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Pharmacist

Ref: 007/41/2016
1 Position
Location: Siaya County, Kenya

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, purpose of the position is to work closely with county and sub-county teams, relevant health care providers, program 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 to support the design and implementation of supply chain management interventions for TB and HIV commodities; such as commodity security, forecasting, quantification, procurement planning, orders management planning, distribution, Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), quality assurance etc
  • 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 the 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 etc
  • Support facilities to develop site specific SOPs for commodity management and inventory management of TB, ARVs drugs and drugs for management of opportunistic infections
  • Conduct training of program 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 HIV drug resistance early warning indicators
  • Monitor the supply chain to ensure continuous and timely availability of ART commodities in 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 for 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
Person Specification
  • A master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • BSc Pharmacy
  • 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 donor funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation and management of the supply of the chain system
  • Knowledge of MoH systems
  • Proficiency on 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 vacancies2016@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line, on or before 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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