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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 13, 2021
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  • Heartland Alliance International in Nigeria works at the intersection of health and human rights, to provide HIV prevention and human rights protection services to most at-risk populations (MARPs), by sensitizing and building grassroots support organizations in the country. Heartland Alliance International’s work in Nigeria builds on regional expert...
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    Pharmacist

    Job Summary

    Incumbent will plan and support the delivery of quality pharmaceutical care services in accordance with donor requirements and stipulated guidelines of the Federal Government of Nigeria to the Heartland Alliance Nigeria One Stop Shop. With technical oversight from the Pharmacy Advisor the incumbent will provide support to the design, planning, and implementation of high-quality pharmaceutical care services according to national and international standards and develop guidelines, tools, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and recommendations related to implementation and monitoring of pharmaceutical care total quality management.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Serves as drug logistics focal person for the One-Stop-Shop (OSS).
    • Scheduling ART and OIs medication orders for clients.
    • Obtaining and documenting clinical and demographic patient information.
    • Serve as a member of the clinical team who are saddled with ART and PrEP initiation and Switch.
    • Liaise with State and PEPFAR IPs drugs logistics system to ensure adequate and timely supply of ARVs and other medications to the One-Stop-Shop (OSS).
    • Responsible for overall coordination and processing of new ART client medication orders and reorders. This includes verifying/re verifying new or refill prescriptions into the pharmacy information system and CRRIFF.
    • Lead counseling on ART side effects and identification and reporting of adverse drug reaction.
    • Train clinical team members on drug side effects and adverse drug reaction.
    • Ensure proper documentation of drug utilization using stipulated tools and timely submission of pharmaceutical reports.
    • Provide adherence counselling, client tracking and retention activities.
    • Support care and support interventions at the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) and community level
    • Other responsibility as assigned.
    • Attend state level meetings including TWG.

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
    • Registration with the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria.
    • A minimum three (3) years’ experience working as a hospital-based pharmacy or HIV/AIDS settings.
    • Must have an above average knowledge of and experience with HIV care and treatment medication.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary team in a clinical setting is an asset.

    Other Competencies:

    • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
    • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively.
    • Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Cultural Sensitivity – Respects cultural environment in which person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory- Does not discriminate persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs or behavioral habits.

    Language Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
    • Knowledge of Local Language preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in public speaking.

    Computer Skills:

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, Power Point.
    • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.

    Work Environment:

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • The employee will be required to co-locate with local partners usually in the same office.
    • The employee is required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited resource environments.

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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