Pharmacy supervisor – Laascaanood

Job Information

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    Posted On Sep 5 ,2019
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 1 year

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and demands full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.

MSF Sool Project in Las Anod is looking for:


Level : 7 (on MSF salary scale)

Work Location : Sool region, Somaliland.

Start date : 1st October 2019 (if recruitment process completed on time).

Length of contract : 12 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on performance and

operational need (Includes  2-month probationary period).

The selected candidate will be reporting to the Deputy Project Coordinator (Hierarchical) and Deputy Project Medical Referent (Functionally).

Main Tasks include, but not limited  to:

  • Ensuring 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, according to MSF protocols, national regulations and in cooperation with the logistics department.
  • Coordinating the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department; updating consumption data tool and informing line managers on their status (shortfalls, over-stocking, expiry dates) on monthly TSR analysis in coordination with logistic department (supply team at project level), in order to permanently ensure security stock levels and ensure efficient management of stock.
  • Supervising orders of medical and drug material in order to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern under budget constraints.
  • Supervising the supply of drugs to patients & supported department, according to medical prescriptions, informing
  • them on consumption patterns and keeping conditions in order to ensure their therapeutic progression
  • Ensuring efficient supply to other pharmacies managed/supported by MSF according to orders and stocks, and using cold chain when needed. Monitoring and analyzing orders of depending pharmacies in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs.
  • Follow-up and update CDT in line with IO & SDL and participate in the process of IO forecasting according to project medical activities and reporting 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.
  • Assisting in training of nursing staff regarding dispensing of drugs and & proper tallying consumption in their department on monthly bases.



(Candidate MUST be able to work and reside in Lascanod)

Education Essential: Degree of pharmacy management  or medical profile.
Experience Essential: At least 1 year certified work experience as a pharmacy manager.
Preferable:  Experience with MSF or INGOs in similar job.
Languages Essential:  Fluent English & Somali
Knowledge Essential: computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competencies Results and Quality Orientation; People Management  and Development;
Commitment to MSF Principles; Behavioural  Flexibility; Teamwork  and
Cooperation.  Stress Management.

(Candidate MUST be able to work and reside in Lascanod)

If you meet the above requirements, please send your: (1.) Application letter, (2.) CV, (3.) National ID Card and (4.) Copies of Certificates in a single file to: and copy  indicating the position applied for and “SOOL REGION”  in the subject line before 2:00 pm on Thursday, 12 of September 2019.

Only applicants with required qualifications  and complete requirements will be contacted.

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