Friday, January 13, 2017

Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical technician - 5 Posts

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non for profit Tanzanian organization that focuses primarily on making contribution to the nation in addressing public health priorities through evidence based interventions, education and research. (MDH) supports the Government of Tanzania through the municipal councils of Ilala, Temeke, Kinondoni, Ubungo and Kigamboni in implementation of the program on HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment and monitoring of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

In order to strengthen the care and treatment of PLWHA in Dar es Salaam, MDH on behalf of the above mentioned Municipal Councils seeks to employ - Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical technician - 5 Posts

Reports To: Site Manager

Job Purpose
Perform the task as Pharmaceutical technician at HIV/AIDS care and treatment
clinic under the supervision of District Supply Chain Officer

Qualification and work experience:

  • The Pharmaceutical technician should be a holder of Diploma/Advance Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution; 
  • he/she should have an experience of at least 3 years in the field of expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Make sure that the storage and dispensing area is clean, safe and conforms
to laws governing pharmacy and pharmaceuticals
2. Project consumption estimates for each drug item on Monthly basis
3. Make order of drugs from main store of your respective district store
according to anticipated Monthly requirements by filling authorized tools
i.e. ordering and requisition voucher
4. Receives deliveries and counterchecks and sign off all drug deliveries
5. Keep records of all receipts and issues. Maintain bin card for each item and
keep a running balance
6. Store, distribute and control the stock and ensures uninterrupted supply of
drugs at all times by ensuring Max-Min stock level of 2/1 Month at all
7. Redistribute the nearly expiring drugs to sites that can consume them
before the expiring dates
8. Controls and separate immediately the damaged and expired drugs from
the shelves/cupboard and keeps all set aside for destruction
9. Monitor prescriptions from dully authorized prescribers for appropriateness
and discrepancies
10. Dispense/refill all prescriptions
11. Provide medication adherence counseling to patients
12. Maintain records of all drugs issued to patients to dispensing
register, paper based and or software
13. Prepare and submit Monthly drugs consumption report which
includes stock level and number of patients on ARVs per regimen to district
Supply Chain officer before 5th of the next Month
14. Provide drugs information’s to patients including other member of the
clinical staff
15. Maintains confidentiality and keeps patient information and records
16. Do any other duties as may be assigned by the site manager

Interested candidates should submit their application letters, CVs, Certified photocopies of certificates and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of two references.

Applications should be submitted by 24th January, 2017 to the HR Manager, MDH through e-mail to or drop by hand at our MDH Mikocheni Office near New Regency Park Hotel.

Please note; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Also Find all the jobs advertised this week on Jobstanzania here