KEMSA Warehouse Pharmacist Job in Kenya

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament, with the mandate to procure, warehouse and distribute drugs and medical supplies for prescribed public health programs, the national strategic stock reserve, prescribed essential health packages and national referral hospitals.

As a result of business growth and the need to enhance organizational efficiency for effective service delivery, we would like to fill the following position:

Warehouse Pharmacist

Ref. WHPH/HR/2018

Purpose Statement: Reporting to Warehousing Manager, the Warehousing Pharmacist will ensure that commodities meet the specified quality requirements during the entire supply chain process in line with good practice in the management of medical supplies.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Ensuring that the medical commodities in the Warehouse are stored in line with Good Warehousing Practices (GWP).
  2. The Pharmacist will be directly responsible for the control and distribution of all stocks of drugs.
  3. Liaise with Quality Assurance department on any quality issues affecting commodities especially during receipt, storage and dispatch and along the supply chain.
  4. Review and monitor the efficacy of medical supplies during storage.
  5. Liaise and co-ordinate with Quality Assurance department on the release for storage the medical commodities held under quarantine.
  6. Monitor and report on temperature control of cold storage items.
  7. Ensure proper management of controlled and dangerous drugs in line with the existing regulations.
  8. Conduct risk analysis, advise on key elements and mitigation measures within the function.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

  1. Possess of a Bachelor of Degree in Pharmacy from a university recognized in Kenya. Those with Master’s Degree in similar field will have added advantage.
  2. Must have six (6) years’ experience in a similar position, with 3 years at the level of Senior Pharmacist.
  3. Must have working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) with good analytical, numerical and communication skills.
  4. Must be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  5. Must be a member of a professional body for Pharmacists in good standing.

Key Competencies:

  1. Excellent presentation and communication skills
  2. Team Management skills

Chapter Six  Requirements

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 which includes the following:

  1. Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

How to Apply

Applications, quoting the job reference number, accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of ID card, certificates and testimonials should be sent by post to the address below to be received not later than 2nd November, 2018

Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya Medical Supplies Authority,
13 Commercial Street,
Industrial Area,
P.O Box 47715-00100,

Note that any form of direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

‘The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer’.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Health and Medical
Updated: October 16, 2018 — 2:52 am