Pharmacy Manager, Consortium HERON at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The Worldwide Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps folks to outlive and rebuild their lives. Based in 1933 on the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC gives lifesaving care and life-changing help to refugees compelled to flee from struggle or catastrophe. At work right this moment in over 40 international locations and 22 U.S. cities, we restore security, dignity and hope to tens of millions who’re uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the best way from hurt to residence.

We’re recruiting to fill the place under:

Job Title: Pharmacy Supervisor, Consortium HERON

Requisition ID: req10742
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Sector: Well being

Employment Class: Mounted Time period

Employment Sort: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Job Overview / Abstract

  • The International Provide Chain Division helps the group’s work by offering dependable and scalable software improvement and Operations for the IRC’s workplaces within the US and all over the world, within the facet of procurement, property, stock and administration of the IRC’s GSC insurance policies.
  • Underneath the direct supervision of crew chief, technical referent to Nation pharmacist and technical oversight of Provide Chain coordinator, the Pharmacy Supervisor primarily based in Maiduguri and can present help to discipline and requires working in shut collaboration with the logistics groups, State major well being care improvement company, drug administration businesses, native authorities major well being care departments.
  • Because the referent on administration and shelling out prescribed drugs objects, the Pharmacy Supervisor technically manages Pharma procurement Officer and Warehouse Stock Officer and shall be liable for managing the general prescribed drugs, medical gear, provides and laboratory reagents of consortium companions for HeRoN implementation. S/he shall be liable for the co-ordination of all this system medical provide logistics, together with the implementation of actions in keeping with IRC insurance policies for medical procurement, drug administration, warehousing, provide and inventory administration.
  • S/He shall be liable for offering technical help for well being amenities with reference to waste administration, system strengthening of LMIS and communications in collaboration with the suitable technical managers and native companions. S/He’ll participates within the definition of methods for provide administration, distribution and use of medical merchandise. Guarantee nationwide rules are adopted, develops familiarity with Ministry of Well being’s regulation of medication in drive within the nation and shares his/her information with the crew. This place is the hyperlink with exterior actors/companions regarding pharmaceutical points.

Main Obligations


  • Accountable for the arrange and improvement of a medical provide technique for the HeRoN program
  • Accountable for overseeing medical logistics for the consortium, together with worldwide and native procurement, warehousing, energy provide, communications and administration in co-ordination with the Nation Logistics Staff and in keeping with IRC insurance policies and procedures and with emphasis on traceability management
  • Common overview of the provision chain technique and assets wanted to implement it
  • Accountable for inventory management (guarantee month-to-month inventory reviews) and managing medical shops, guaranteeing safety and upkeep and that medical shares are saved in correct storage situations
  • Guarantee environment friendly and acceptable logistical help is supplied for all website actions together with drug and gear distributions, and development/rehabilitation actions.
  • Set up and preserve a sturdy logs submitting system.
  • Accountable on technical areas equivalent to upkeep, chilly chain, turbines and likewise fundamental water/sanitation and rehabilitation, and many others. – with help from technical managers
  • Attend all the provision chain associated conferences

Prescribed drugs and Provides Administration:

  • Displays the provision of medical merchandise to keep away from stock-outs and monetary losses generated by expired objects; Collaborates with the Senior Well being Supervisor/s to outline inventory safety ranges in IRC’s immediately carried out amenities;
  • In shut collaboration with the pharmacy Officer, warehouse stock officer and HMIS, develops inventory ranges alert (primarily based on a mean month-to-month consumption AMC and morbidity information); gathers inventory indicators, analyze them and talk about with to the crew chief / Provide Chain coordinator in order to keep away from stock-outs and the monetary losses generated by expired objects.
  • With the help of the nation Pharmacist, Leads the consortium program quantification- ensures drug consumption information is collected at well being amenities, aggregated, analyzed and used for forecasting wants of this system;
  • Offers enter for worldwide and native orders: attracts up the primary draft of orders with the crew chief, evaluations the parameters concerned in replenishing inventory,  evaluations the tasks’ important drug record, finalizes orders primarily based on consumption and future wants arising from the developments within the discipline
  • Participates in defining methods for provide, administration, distribution and use of medical merchandise in keeping with IRC’s suggestions and insurance policies; underneath the supervision of the crew chief and in collaboration with nation pharmacist and Provide Chain Managers, help improvement/use of latest pharmaceutical inventory administration techniques
  • Participates in implementing the pharmaceutical provide chain commonplace working procedures;
  • Applies Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceutical merchandise at storage degree, and Good Meting out Practices in finish consumer items.
  • Manages medical inventory information and indicators, analyzes and interprets efficiency to help the mandatory programmatic selections or course corrections in collaboration with Well being and Provide Chain employees (consumption, inventory ranges, stock-outs, pre-stock-outs, over-stocking, donations, expired merchandise, disposal, and many others.)
  • Commonly visits the warehouse to conduct audits and observe up on suggestions on GDPs: the format of the warehouse, storage, product association, reception, distribution and transport.
  • Supervise the shop launch, distribution, and switch of all inventory to the required discipline website places;
  • Works in shut collaboration with the provision chain leads on the State Main Well being Care Growth Company of Borno and Yobe for wants evaluation.

Technical Help and Capability Constructing:

  • Carries out common observe up/crew conferences with Pharma officers and every other Pharma crew within the discipline websites within the consortium to take care of common work plans in keeping with undertaking targets and recognized capability constructing wants
  • Mentor field-based employees (e.g. pharmacists, medical retailer officers, well being officers) on the correct administration of medical inventory via distant trainings, in-person trainings and on-job teaching;
  • Assists coaching of the brand new and present employees on the IRC Pharma SOP’s and GDPs
  • Present oblique supervision of employees liable for pharmacy administration within the discipline; and direct supervision for the Pharmacy officer

Emergency Response:

  • Helps the native companions to take care of an efficient provide chain administration system, based on IRC logistics procedures.
  • Ensures correct and full documentation is ready for all consignments well being amenities and companions
  • Help companions to develop and preserve warehouse techniques and be certain that inventory administration and administration techniques are carried out all through this system
  • Monitor tasks inventory ranges and advise on acceptable stocking and replenishment to fulfill undertaking calls for.


  • Assess the persevering with coaching wants of IRC employees, and native companion employees, and guarantee coaching wants are appropriately met and inside funds.  Coaching up the nationwide medical logistics officer shall be a key element of this function.
  • Different related duties as assigned as requested by Supervisor.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Place Experiences to:  Deputy Staff Chief
  • Place immediately supervises: Warehouse stock officer and Pharmacy Procurement Officer
  • Oblique Reporting: Senior Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Technical referent: Senior Pharmacy Supervisor


  • Bachelor in Pharmacy and at the very least 4 – 5 years working expertise in of related setting (hospital setting, chemist outlets, group pharmacies).
  • Earlier working expertise in humanitarian programming
  • Familiarity with worldwide, nationwide and native pharmaceutical procurement legal guidelines, insurance policies and pointers
  • Earlier working expertise in major well being care sectors in Northeastern Nigeria is an added benefit.
  • Managerial, coaching and supervisory expertise

Working Atmosphere:

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

Power / expertise:

  • Capable of work in a high-pressure scenario, clear up issues and resolve conflicts.
  • Capable of independently manage work, prioritize duties and handle time.
  • Potential to handle provide and manage inventory
  • Proficiency within the official language of the nation of vacation spot
  • Information of European Procurement Facilities extremely advisable
  • Expertise with high quality assurance and procurement is an asset
  • Confirmed information and expertise of pharmaceutical markets in growing international locations and WHO requirements
  • Potential to work and report independently and underneath strain
  • Capable of characterize SC and capability to barter positively and diplomatically with MoH and LGA PHC officers and SC nationwide and expatriate employees
  • Good group and administration expertise
  • Professionalism, transparency and suppleness a should
  • Potential to work in a crew
  • Good analytical and problem-solving expertise with consideration to element
  • Expert in teaching, coaching and supervising pharmaceutical/drug shelling out employees
  • Information of Pharmacy instruments is a plus

Software Closing Date

Not Specified.

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