Vacancy at Médecins du Monde for Pharmacist trainer (M/F) Nigeria

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.

Violence in the northeast of Nigeria has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. More than 1.2m people are living in Maiduguri with the host community and in formal and informal camps.
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response in the Borno state and is looking for experienced human resources to join our team and consolidate our intervention towards vulnerable IDP and host population.
In 2017, MDM strategy in Borno state will focus on improving access to: 1) Free comprehensive PHC services, 2) Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children, 3) Mental health and psychosocial support, 4) Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence.

Under the supervision of the medical coordinator, you are in charge of the implementation and follow-up of qualitative medical supply (medicine and material) to the MdM program in Maiduguri and Damboa.

More specifically, your main responsibilities are to:

Team management

Organize weekly/monthly work plan for the pharmacy team and submit to medical coordinator.
Ensure that national pharmacists are conducting their job according to their job description .
Conduct the performance appraisal of the national pharmacists.
Support the national pharmacist on the performance evaluation of drug dispensers at field level.
Participate on the recruitment process of national pharmacist / pharmacist assistant according to the needs.
Provide technical supervision of pharmacists and drug dispensers.

Management of Pharmacy & Medical Stock

Ensure the proper stock management of items, particular stock management, temperature and cold chain at warehouse in Maiduguri and satellite pharmacy in remote projects with frequent visits to the field.
Ensure the storage conditions in the pharmacy store.
Ensure the proper elaboration and reception of international orders and the request and reception of donations.
Ensure the management of expired/damaged drugs according to Nigerian National protocols
Ensure the collection and evaluation of the weekly /monthly drugs consumption of the MdM Mission; and conduct the analysis of drugs and consumable needs

Technical support and capacity building

Coach the national pharmacists on pharmaceutical management at warehouse according to the MdM stock management procedures (updated version September 2017).
Train and support medical supervisor in remote projects on stock management, consumption, drugs order request/receptions of the satellite pharmacy.
Support pharmacy staff in their daily duty and propose solution to them in according to MdM process.
Train and follow up national pharmacist on elaboration and reception of International orders and donations from partners.
Support the medical and logistics department on pharmacy orders
Participate on organize drugs protocols training for MdM staff and/or MoH health workers

Communication & Reporting

Ensure the centralization of all drugs information available on the mission and contribute to (into the proper reporting form) and submit to medical cordinator, general coordinator and HQ referents ;
Provide relevant data related to your position to MdM medical team (drugs and medical material supplies, etc.) and to MdM coordinators (mission orders; request; financial forecast; payment, etc.);
Contribute to donor reporting by providing relevant data.

Status : Employee

Contract : Fixed-term contract

Duration : 3 months

Starting date : end of January
2778 gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year.
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting

Pharmacist/ Pharmacy technician
Diploma in tropical medicine / public health is an added-value
Experience at similar position
Experience in working with partners
Ability to manage a team
Ability to manage the priorities
Ability to develop, organize and give trainings
Experience in emergency humanitarian settings
Languages: fluent English
You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.


Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.

MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.
How to apply:

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2018

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