MSF Switzerland Pharmacy Supervisor Job at Dagahaley Refugee Camp, Kenya


Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland, Dadaab Programme

Job Vacancy: Pharmacy Supervisor

Based in Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Project Summary: The objective of our project is to provide primary and secondary level of health care to the Refugees in Dagahaley refugee camp. MSF provides a full package of medical care through 4 primary health care units and 1 hospital (100 beds) with 24 hour emergency and OT.

Health services include curative, preventative, nutritional activities and emergency preparedness and intervention with partners. The selected candidate will be reporting technically to the Project Pharmacy Manager

Start date: Immediately

Package: Attractive salary package on offer with additional benefits including comprehensive health cover.

Contract duration: 06 months fixed term contract only

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents), implementing appropriate quality controls and records, in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and availability of drugs and medical material. This will be done according to MSF protocols.
  • Coordinate the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department, updating stock files and informing line managers on their status (shortfalls, over-stocking, expiry dates), in order to permanently ensure security stock levels and ensure efficient management of stock.
  • Supervise orders of medical and drug material in order to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints.
  • Supervise the supply drugs to patients, according to medical prescriptions, informing them on consumption patterns and keeping conditions in order to ensure their therapeutic progression
  • Ensure efficient supply to other pharmacies managed/supported by MSF according to orders and stocks, and using cold chain when needed. Monitor and analyse orders of depending pharmacies in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs.
  • Supervise, with the HR department, the associated processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the pharmaceutical team and the nursing staff, in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve their dispensing capabilities.
  • Assist in training of nursing staff regarding dispensing of drugs and their side effects
  • Report on drug consumptions and medical equipment dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns as well as forecasting future needs, in order to rationalize the budget and to ensure availability.
  • Data management: ensures that pharmacy related data are properly and securely kept as per the existing procedures. Pharmacy data tool: ensures timely and accurate update of the project data tool for the periodic analysis by the Pharmacy Manager
  • Pharmacy order documents management: he/she should ensure that all the departmental order processing documents/requests are properly filed.
  • Prescription/tally sheet handling: Ensures the entire project prescriptions (CP, OPD pharmacy, Health Posts etc.) are safely and securely handled/ filed as per the law.
  • Distribution of commodities and order servicing: he/she will participate in the verification of orders to the departments so as to ensure accuracy. Will also assist in the confirmation of the bi-monthly orders as at the time of reception.


Education: Essential, degree of Pharmacy Management or Nursing related studies., or Medical profile

Experience: At least 1 year certified work experience as a Pharmacy Manager.

Languages: Essential mission and local language (English and Kiswahili)

Knowledge: Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

Competences: Results, teamwork, flexibility, commitment, stress management

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV, motivation letter on or before the 07th June 2018 to

We apologize that due to the volume of application we receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)

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Dagahaley Refugee Camp

Dagahaley Refugee Camp, Kenya

Garissa County

Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: May 30, 2018 — 9:50 pm