Technical Assistant-Pharmacy

Global Fund
Posted 7 months ago

Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health interventions, education and economic initiatives in Nigeria. AHNi is an allied organization to Family Health International (FHI360) with co-existing and mutually supportive interest in advancing the collective goals of the people and communities served. AHNi currently has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

To strengthen our operations and interventions in the country, we are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-PHARMACY/PSM: Will be responsible for dispensing Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and other medication in line with approved regimens and standards, dispensing ARVs in appropriate packaging with clear instructions and providing medication-related counselling, including reinforcing adherence and advising on potential side effects and drug interactions. S/he will provide 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, work with providers and clients to identify, manage, and report adverse drug reactions and drug interactions. Also, s/he will contribute 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 drugs (STIs, OIs, etc.) stock levels at the OSS and communicate with the project team for re-stocking. S/he will also assess the functionality of existing pharmaceutical management systems and develop implementation plans that prioritize and address gaps.

Minimum Recruitment Standard:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in pharmacy or other relevant field with prior experience in supply chain management and HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in HIV programming for Key Population community in developing countries.
  • Experience in Pharmacy Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS monitoring.
  • Proficiency in MS Access, SPSS, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, and other Office packages.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate in local dialect will be an advantage.

Method of application: Interested and qualified Candidates should forward a suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to:

Vacancy closes: Friday 26th May 2023

Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the JOB TITLE and LOCATION clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer:  AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview.

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