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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2016
    Deadline: Aug 19, 2016
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  • AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria, Ltd./Gte. (APIN) is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian orga...
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    Technical Officer - Pharmacy, Logistics & SCM

    Job Description
    A member of the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management (SCM) Team, the job holder will provide support for all Clinical Pharmacy activities of the program and management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals and other related commodities, as well as support the in-country supply chain system as may be necessary

    Job Tasks

    • Collate all records of shipments to Sites, while preparing monthly reports as at when due
    • Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
    • Assist the Technical Advisor - Logistics & SCM in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
    • Work in conjunction with the Technical Advisor - Logistics & SCM and the Program Associate – Inventory Management to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession
    • Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
    • Participate in quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store
    • Provide clinical oversight at the facility levels including identifying, preventing, and/or resolving drug-related problems, as well as delivering training to and promoting continuing education of relevant site personnel on Clinical Pharmacy in collaboration with other members of the State Team
    • Review the Pharmacy prescriptions on monthly basis to ensure the use of appropriate antiretroviral therapy and liaise with the Associate Director - Pharmacy & SCM, site pharmacists and physicians (where necessary) to resolve discrepancies
    • Track and maintain records of approvals and clinical follow-up of patients requiring restricted drugs
    • Identify on-going Clinical Pharmacy training needs for program office and site healthcare staff
    • Liaise with the sites on clinical drug-related issues, providing information and responding to enquiries there from
    • Keep abreast with latest advancements and current practices in antiretroviral pharmacology and related topics/issues in the management of HIV, through continuous reading and understanding of conference abstracts/summaries and journal articles.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

    • A first degree in Pharmacy or any other relevant qualifications and minimum of 7 years in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS commodities or in any other relevant function

    Technical & Behavioral Competencies:

    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain
    • Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of donour funded - supported sites
    • Experience with government systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties
    • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS Pharmacology
    • Excellent interpersonal skill

    Method of Application

    Applicants should write to: vacancies@apin.org.ng stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above for the position.

    Note

    • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
    • The subject of the mail should be the job position and location being applied for, e.g. Technical Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation (Lagos and Jos).
    • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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