Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical technician - 2 Posts

Published by Jobstanzania on 11:21:00 am

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit organization in Tanzania contributing to address public health priorities. MDH works with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; as well as academic and nonacademic institutions to address the problems of Tuberculosis, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health and to undertake initiatives to advance public health research, education, and services for improving the lives of people.

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 Ilala Municipal Council seeks to employ the following staff for short contract ending 30th September, 2018.

Job Title: Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical technician - 2 Posts
Reports To: MO In-charge

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

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Project consumption estimates for each drug item on Monthly basis
2. 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 and requisitions and requesting (R & R’s)
3. Receives deliveries and counterchecks and sign off all drug deliveries
4. Keep records of all receipts and issues. Maintain bin card for each item and keep a running balance
5. 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 times
6. Redistribute the nearly expiring drugs to sites that can consume them before the expiring dates
7. Controls and separate immediately the damaged and expired drugs from the shelves/cupboard and keeps all set aside for destruction
8. Monitor prescriptions from dully authorized prescribers for appropriateness and discrepancies
9. Dispense/refill all prescriptions
10. Provide medication adherence counseling to patients
11. Maintain records of all drugs issued to patients to dispensing register, paper based and or software
12. 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
 13. Provide drugs information’s to patients including other member of the clinical staff
14. Maintains confidentiality and keeps patient information and records secure
15. Do any other duties as may be assigned by line manager

Qualification and work experience:
 Bachelor degree or advance diploma or Diploma with least two years of experience;
 Experience in HIV/ AIDS prevention, care and treatment is a major added value;
 An ability to communicate fluently in both English and Kiswahili

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 by 27th April, 2018 to the HR Manager, MDH through
e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office at Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



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