Call for Application: Pharmacy Specialist – OSS (1 positions)

Global Fund - GC7
Anambra
Posted 2 months ago

Grade Level: Consultancy

Location: Anambra

Duration: 9 months with possibility of extension (based on performance)

No of Consultants: 1

Commencement Date: 22nd January 2024

Supervisor: Clinical Specialist – OSS

Background

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is a non-profit organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting global health and economic initiatives in Nigeria. It was established as indigenous organizational, registered in 2009 with its headquarter in Abuja, and presence in the four geopolitical regions of Nigeria.  It aims to provide technical assistance to the government and people of Nigeria in the implementation of public health and development programs.

The Global Fund Grant Cycle (GC7) is to ensure a coordinated and intensive effort to scale up the prevention, identification, and treatment of HIV in both general and key populations in Anambra state. The focus will be on facility and community-based approaches to reach epidemic control, and in addition, ensure improvement in the coverage of pregnant women on ART as well as target KP and AGYW programs.

Hence, the consultant will support the implementation of the GC7 grant at the one-stop shop.

Key roles:

The services of the consultant will include but not limited to the following:

  • Dispense Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medication in line with approved regimens and standards.
  • Providing medication-related counselling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential   side effects and drug interactions
  • 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 in the OSS.
  • Monitor ARV and other drug (STIs, OIs, etc.) stock levels at the community level and communicate with the project team for re-stocking.
  • Contribute to forecasting /quantification of health commodities and monitoring of drug distributions in the OSS.
  • Oversee drug logistics i.e., stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out in health facilities and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system.
  • Oversee quality assurance systems at the facility level by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensuring proper documentation, side effects monitoring (pharmacovigilance) and reducing dispensing errors.

Recruitments:

  • University Degree in Bachelors of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) or Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) with 2 – 3 years post qualification experience in HIV/AID programs
  • Experience in supporting Supply Chain processes and information flows.
  • Experience working with Key populations is essential.
  • Work experience in logistics, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Fluency in English; excellent communication and report writing skills required.
  • Ability to use key computing applications e g MS Office Suite etc and knowledge of different databases (DHIS or NMRS) is a plus.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed Resume and a one-page Cover Letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to the “Pharmacy Unit” via: GC7Advert@ahnigeria.org using their Full Name, the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail. (e.g., “OKEY MUSA ADEOYE, Logistics Technician – Lagos”).

Deadline for submission of application is 16th January 2024.

Note:

  • Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. AHNI is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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