Basic Function: The main responsibility will be to provide pharmaceutical care services and support medication adherence counseling services at One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for Key Populations (KPs) and their partners.
Specific Deliverables are:
Area 1: Delivery of pharmaceutical services in support of quality Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
• Dispense Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medication in line with approved regimens and standards.
• Dispensing ARVs in appropriate packaging with clear instructions
• Providing medication-related counseling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential side effects and drug interactions
• Providing drug information to health service providers and clients on request
• Identifying and supporting follow-up of clients who do not return for refills of their ARVs.
• Working with providers and clients to identify, manage, and report adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.
• Contributing to decision making on treatment and care for individual clients
• Ensure Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP) and standards
• Calculate drug storage needs for ART start-up and expansion.
• Monitor ARV and other drug (STIs, OIs, etc.) stock levels at the OSS and communicate with the project team for re-stocking.
• Contribute to forecasting /quantification of health commodities and monitoring of drug distributions.
• Oversee drug logistics i.e., stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system.
Area 2: Internal and External Quality Control Systems
- Assess the functionality of existing pharmaceutical management systems and develop implementation plans that prioritize and address gaps.
- Oversee quality assurance systems at the OSS by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensuring proper documentation, side effects monitoring (pharmacovigilance) and reducing dispensing errors.
- Identify needs for information resources—for example, ART guidelines and drug information for medication counselling.
Area 3: Monitoring and Evaluation
- Implement monitoring and reporting of medication errors, suspected adverse reactions to medicines, and other medication-related events.
- Monitoring ART prescriptions for appropriateness and discrepancies
- Monitoring adherence to ARVs; working with clients and other health service providers to address difficulties.
- Address emerging problems as client numbers increase.
- Contribute to the development of data collection tools for KPs (HTS, ART and Prevention for Positives)
- Monitor and report weekly enrolment.
- Provide support to the Strategic Information (SI) unit to conduct research (qualitative and quantitative) surveys on service delivery outcomes for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
- Ensure timely submission of quality reports to the PR/SR on monthly and quarterly basis or as required.
- Maintenance of transaction records and inventory management tools as required to ensuring transparency in commodity management records.
- Ensure timely, accurate and timely reporting of logistics reports to facilitate stock replenishment and accountability.
Area 4: Other assignments
- Proactively seek out and report relevant opportunities, success stories, linkages or challenges that may promote clinical services for the project.
- Carry out any assignment as may be decided by the PR/SR.
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Method of Application- Interested and Qualified institutions should send in their Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration of Consultancy – 30 Working days ( January 18th, 2021 – February 28th 2021 )
Deadline for submission of application is January 12th, 2021.
Members of Key populations are strongly advised to apply.