The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria-IHVN, a leading indigenous non-governmental organization implementing a comprehensive family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria at national, state, local and site levels, is looking for Regional Pharmacy Program Assistants
Job Title: Regional Pharmacy Program Assistants
Education and Experience
Essential: Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D). At least 3 years' experience working in public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Proven record of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and implementing health projects conducted with disease control programs in low-income countries.
Desirable: Master of Public Health (MPH) Language: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English is strongly required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability and expertise in program implementation for the control of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Expertise in public health and broad knowledge of infectious diseases. Good knowledge of epidemiology.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, and collaborate with other experts and colleagues.
Good communication skills and ability to effectively interact with partners.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
Ability to foster integration and teamwork
Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Ability to effectively use resources
The RPPAs will use a team work approach to lead and manage implementation of pharmacy related issues in close collaboration with the other members of the pharmacy unit and with staff across the region and central office. For systematic integration of pharmacy related activities, the RPPAs will interact excellently with the health facilities and regional staff and collaborate/engage with key stakeholders to ensure that the needs of facilities are identified and well understood, and that implementation of programmatic objectives are conducted effectively and efficiently, bringing together relevant perspectives and disciplines. The RPPAs will generally interact with critical stakeholders such as health facilities, sub-partners, and external partners involved in the supply and distribution of medications.
Focal persons for pharmaceutical services in the regions
All RPPAs will serve as focal persons for pharmaceutical services and perform the following functions,
Attend all strategic meetings in the region
Attend delegated meetings at the central level
Provide monthly reports on the pharmaceutical service delivery in the regions.
Attend centrally organized meetings
Attend centrally organized trainings
Implement Pharmacy Activities at the Regions
The RPPAs will implement all pharmacy activities within the region and at the facility level. These activities include:
Assist sites with forecasting /quantification, monitoring of drug distributions byIHVN at the Regional Level
Oversee quality assurance and quality control issues at the facility by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensure proper documentation, side effects monitoring Pharmacopoeia, reduce dispensing errors etc
Monitor site stock level at the regional level and communicate with central staff and external and sub partners
Oversee drug logistics in the region i.e. stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system
Provide regular and routine supportive supervision and motoring to facility staff on dispensing and patient counselling, side effects monitoring, detection of lost to follow up LTFU
Identify training needs and help with trainings as well as organize and conduct trainings regionally and at sites e.g. on Good Pharmaceutical Practice GPP, Pharmacy care etc.
Monitoring report collection, collation at facility level
Monitoring drug distribution to facilities
Regionally assigned responsibilities.
Qualified Persons should forward CV to firstname.lastname@example.org