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Pharm Procurement Officer – HERON at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The Worldwide Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps individuals to outlive and rebuild their lives. Based in 1933 on the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC affords lifesaving care and life-changing help to refugees pressured to flee from conflict or catastrophe. At work at this time in over 40 international locations and 22 U.S. cities, we restore security, dignity and hope to hundreds of thousands who’re uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way in which from hurt to dwelling.

We’re recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Pharm Procurement Officer – HERON

Requisition ID: req10745
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Sector: Well being

Employment Class: Fastened Time period

Employment Sort: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Background / IRC Abstract

  • The Worldwide Rescue Committee has been in Nigeria since October 2012 and got here in response to a widespread flood catastrophe. IRC’s Emergency Response Workforce, with native companion, Civil Society Coalition for Poverty Eradication (CISCOPE), applied initiatives to assist meals safety, livelihoods, vitamin and WASH in Kogi State. Starting of January 2014, IRC shifted geographical location to the North East, in Adamawa state to offer humanitarian response to the conflict-affected populations.
  • Within the North East, IRC has three operational places of work: Yola and Mubi subject places of work in Adamawa state and Maiduguri subject workplace in Borno state-with the latter workplace opened in October 2015. In each states, IRC is offering humanitarian assist to internally displaced populations hosted in IDP camps, camp like settings, host communities and returnee populations.

Job Overview / Abstract

  • The World Provide Chain Division helps the group’s work by offering dependable and scalable utility growth and Operations for the IRC’s places of work within the US and around the globe, within the side of procurement, belongings, stock and administration of the IRC’s GSC insurance policies.
  • Beneath the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor, technical referent to Senior Pharmacy Supervisor and technical oversight of Senior Provide Chain Supervisor, the Pharmaceutical Procurement Officer will likely be based mostly in Maiduguri and can present assist to subject Well being and Provide chain employees within the following areas:
  • Chargeable for evaluating suppliers, pharmaceutical merchandise, and providers, negotiating contracts, and making certain that authorized purchases are cost-efficient and of top of the range

Main Tasks

Insurance policies, Procedures and Coordination:

  • Ensures that Pharmaceutical merchandise are solely ordered from IRC validated suppliers and/or donor advisable suppliers. Relying on the sort of provider and the sort of validation, completely different specs or pre-requisites have to be specified when ordering
  • Ensures that the provider meets donor and / or IRC necessities as per IRC pharmaceutical merchandise ordering SOP
  • Ensures that the provider is listed in IRC’s record of authorized suppliers and / or is advisable by the donor of this system or verify with the nation pharmacist or SC supervisor
  • Coordinate with subject provide chain, applications, and finance on Pharmaceutical provide chain-related points.
  • Make sure that IRC Provide Chain subject workplace monitoring and management requirements for Abuja workplace are met.


  • Guarantee items are delivered in well timed method and in good situations
  • Subject and observe up on buy Orders to Pharmaceutical distributors
  • Comply with up all business problems with high quality issues and claims with the provider’s gross sales division.
  • Buy requested objects and portions based on buying insurance policies.
  • Participates in evaluation of product samples for coaching functions to extend her/his information about merchandise and high quality requirements.
  • Handle the well timed fee of distributors for delivered Prescription drugs
  • Coordination with Finance and program departments to make sure built-in inner controls, well timed procurement of products & providers and full, auditable assist documentation.
  • Guaranteeing {that a} clear and responsive procurement course of is applied and maintained.
  • Routine communication, coordination and planning with the related requesting employees / applications relating to the order and supply of provides.
  • Guaranteeing that each one Provides, providers and gear required are delivered in time
  • Set up and keep provider information (besides paperwork associated to high quality assurance).
  • Submit weekly reviews with updates on standing of Pharmaceutical procurement.
  • Set up choice tables of validated merchandise from validated pharmaceutical suppliers and choose merchandise based mostly on costs, availability, supply lead time and desired dosage varieties and strengths
  • Communications with suppliers on all above points.

Logistics / Operations:

  • Help program and admin employees in working successfully to enhance planning and useful resource utilization.
  • Guarantee delivered shipments are cleared on time and delivered to respective subject websites.


  • Preserve information of native authorities necessities associated to produce chain issues and guarantee compliance with authorized necessities on tax exemption and customs clearance.
  • Chargeable for monitoring and monitoring actions of worldwide Pharmaceutical procurement


  • Different related duties as assigned as requested by Supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Place Stories to: Pharmacy supervisor consortium
  • Place immediately supervises: Provide chain assistants
  • Oblique Reporting: Senior pharmacy supervisor
  • Technical referent: Senior pharmacy supervisor


Job Necessities:

  • The necessities ought to set up a baseline (minimal) for instructional background, earlier work expertise, skilled information or certification, particular expertise and strengths and some other ability essential to carry out the important capabilities of the job.
  • Bachelor’s Diploma in Enterprise Administration, Pharmacy or associated subject
  • Expertise in provide chain / logistics {qualifications} and procurement is a further benefit
  • 2+ years of expertise as a Procurement Officer or in an identical place.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft excel and buying software program.
  • Sturdy communication and negotiation expertise.
  • Good analytical and strategic pondering expertise.
  • Supervisory and administration expertise.
  • Consideration to element.

Working Setting:  

  • The place will work within the Abuja Area Workplace with frequent journey and assist to the sector, the pharma procurement officer should have excessive degree of flexibility and energy to have the ability to work underneath strain and meets date traces

Power / expertise:

  • In a position to work in a high-pressure state of affairs, clear up issues and resolve conflicts.
  • In a position to independently arrange work, prioritize duties and handle time.
  • Sturdy interpersonal expertise, capable of coach and assist others
  • Self-motivated, sincere, extremely accountable, and punctual.
  • Wonderful verbal and written communication expertise, fluent in written and spoken English
  • Superior pc expertise (MS phrase, excel, PowerPoint, and outlook). Competency in database and GPS and asset

Vital Info

  • The IRC and IRC employees should adhere to the values and rules outlined in IRC Method – Requirements for Skilled Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces insurance policies on Beneficiary Safety from Exploitation and Abuse, Baby Safeguarding, Anti Office Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Software Closing Date

Not Specified.

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