Position details

Vacancy id VAC-7598
Job title VAC-7598 Pharmacist Technician
Location Mogadishu
Apply by 30-Jun-2022
Start date 01-Jul-2022
Duration 6 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Diploma in in Pharmacy & a minimum of 12 months experience as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Assistant (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 1 year/s of demonstrable relevant Pharmacy experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 1 year/s of experience in Africa (desirable).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position
  • Response Med is seeking to provide health professionals to deliver clinical services in UN facilities located in Somalia.

  • Personnel shall deliver primary care & hospital level services, including emergency, surgical, diagnostic, intensive care & general hospital services.

  • Personnel shall provide the services at the UN level 1+ health facility located in the UNSOS camp within the AAIA in Mogadishu & in sector health facilities, as & when required.

  • Additionally, personnel may be to reinforce these AMISOM level 2 hospitals during emergency situations that severely stress facilities.

  • The UN level 1+ health facility is a capability that was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency & primary health care for the UN international personnel in Somalia.

  • The facility has since been supporting UNSOS, UNSOM & AMISOM FHQ personnel.

  • Additionally, the facility is available to international personnel from other UN entities, diplomatic missions & UNSOS contracted vendors, on a cost recovery basis.

  • Services may, on occasion, also be extended to the SNA.

Role objectives

Reporting to the Chief Pharmacist, the Pharmacist Techinicain will be responsible for:

  • Dispensing pharmaceauticals.

  • Safe management & security of pharmaceuticals.

  • Stock control & ordering of pharmaceuticals, medical consumables & other health related materiel.

  • Provision of clinical pharmacy advice.

  • Promote safe & prompt provision of anesthesia & participate in patient education & communication, hence improving clinical & surgical outcomes.

The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes & shape best clinical & non clinical practice. Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Dispense medications & monitor patient health & progress to maximize their response to the medication in the pharmacy of the hospital. 

  • Provide expertise about the composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological & physical properties & their manufacture & use in the pharmacy of the hospital. 

  • Ensure drug purity & strength & make sure that drugs do not interact in a harmful way in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Receive & process patients’ prescription correctly & accurately for both in / outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Give accurate drug information to patients, wards & other user departments in the hospital. 

  • Constitute, restructure, prepare & label extemporaneous preparations for in / outpatients in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Participate in drug stocking & stock taking drug in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Check the expiry dates of pharmacy drugs & ensuring compliance with the short expiry drug policy in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Participate in planning for all medicines & other medical material needs of the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Support the Pharmacist in charge in proper medical warehousing applying the appropriate principles in the pharmacy of the hospital.

  • Dispense medicines to patients & explain to them on how to use, in the pharmacy of the hospital. 

  • Document & file drug related information such as prescription as required by the pharmaceutical policies & practices in the hospital. 

  • Support the pharmacist in charge in collecting, recording & analyzing data related to drug dispensing use in the pharmacy in the hospital. 

  • Ensure cleanliness, orderliness & tidiness of the pharmacy of the hospital.

Project reporting

This role reports to the Chief Pharmacist.

Key competencies
  • Training as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Assistant of not less than 12 months duration leading to the award of a Certificate or Diploma.

  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience.

  • Currently registered & licensed to practice in own country or another UN member state.

  • English proficiency, a minimum of level B 2 is required.

  • Preference / desire to live & work in Somalila.

Team management

This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

  • CTG is open to reviewing applications of both expats as well as Somali nationals for this role.

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.