Pharmacy Storekeeper – Hargeisa, Somaliland


Pharmacy Storekeeper – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or manmade disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation. MSF observes neutrality and impartiality in the name of universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance and demands full and unhindered freedom in the exercise of its functions.

Since January 2019, MSF is supporting the National Tuberculosis Program in Somaliland and started to work in Hargeisa TB Hospital, specifically in the Drug Resistance Tuberculosis centre and supporting 3 Regional Hospitals in Tuberculosis.

The aim is to reduce the morbidity, mortality and burden of TB and more specifically MDR-TB with below objectives:

o   To improve the quality of DR-TB diagnosis in MSF supported facilities (Hargeisa DR-TB hospital and Regional TB centres (Borama, Berbera and Burco)

o   To improve Infection Prevention and Control in Hargeisa TB hospital and the Regional TB centres supported by MSF (Borama, Berbera and Burco)

o   To improve MDR-TB patient care and treatment Outcomes of Hargeisa MDR-TB centre cohort

o   To increase DR-TB case finding using different models to increase access to TB screening and diagnosis

For DR-TB project in Somaliland, MSF is looking for: 

Pharmacy Storekeeper

Workplace                   :        Hargeisa

Type of contract         :        Open Ended Contract

Start date                     :        18 July 2021

Main purpose of the position

Execute the Pharmacy/Medical warehouse storing activities in order to keep pharmacy stock above security level and following recommended conditions (temperature, humidity, etc) under the supervision of the Medical Coordinator Support and in collaboration with the Logistic team

Main responsibilities

  • Supervising material orders and dispatching in order to ensure rational use
  • Receiving orders and deliveries, identifying potential disparities against cargo manifest or others and reporting them and store materials in accordance with the system in force, in order to ensure continuous availability. It includes:
    • Ensuring good storage conditions of all medical items in the pharmacy store in accordance with pharmaceutical standards in order to ensure continuous availability
    • Ensuring correct fill in entries on the stock cards and software
    • Carrying out or participating in regular inventories including Emergency Preparedness (EPREP) stock
    • Following up stock levels with regards to alarm thresholds, stock out, expiry dates and drugs to expire in the following 6 months. Preparing report and share it with Medical Coordinator Support
  • Preparing orders of the different consumption units (departments, wards, others), ensuring proper packaging, labelling, dispatching and reporting any anomalies or changes in consumption patterns to Medical Coordinator Support
  • Controlling medical warehouse in order to ensure materials are kept in good conditions, it includes e.g.

Monitoring temperature in the warehouse and ensuring that products requiring cold chain are suitably stored and transports received, appropriately prepared and transported according to MSF Supply and Cold Chain protocols

  • Ensuring cleanliness (pharmacy stock) and in close collaboration with the Logistic department, maintaining refrigerating equipment
  • Controlling warehouse limited access to authorized personnel
  • Participating in inventory count 


Education Essential, Secondary school. Desirable, medical related studies
Experience •       Essential previous experience of at least 2 years in similar or relevant positions

•       Desirable previous experience in MSF

Languages English and Somali essential
Knowledge Essential Computer literacy (Word, Excel)
Competencies •       Results and Quality Orientation

•       Team work and Cooperation

•       Commitment

•       Flexibility


This job description may be amended in line with the activities or evolution of the Mission.

Selection process

Applications are to be sent online only on the email

Deadline for submission of application:                   29th June 2021

Please be precise on the subject of the application “Pharmacy Storekeeper” and your name.

Attach to your email:

  • Cover letter in English
  • Updated CV in English
  • Copies of diploma(s) and work certificate(s) relevant for the position
  • ID copy

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.




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