Pharmacy Technician – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

Lifeline Gedo (LLG)

Pharmacy Technician – Elwak, Gedo, Somalia

LIFELINE-GEDO

Terms of Reference (TOR)

BACKGROUND

Lifeline Gedo (LLG) is national non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated towards ensuring that local communities in Somalia are resilient and able to cope with perennial shocks that threaten their livelihoods year in year out. LLG engages in long-term development work, responds to emergency situations, and seeks to address the root causes of poverty.

1.      POSITION INFORMATION
Position Title Pharmacy Technician (One Positions)
Duty Station Elwak, Gedo, Somalia
Organizational Unit Program
Reporting Directly To Clinical Officer
Overall Supervision By Health and Nutrition Coordinator.
Remuneration Negotiable
Managerial Responsibility None.
Duration 12 months with possibility of extension.
Directly Reporting Staff : CHW /TBAs
2.       ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT AND SCOPE
For increasing access to Health and Nutrition, Lifeline Gedo works in urban and remote villages in Gedo region through the provision of health and Nutrition services that include treatment of SAM, MAM, essential maternal and child health services in partnership with ACF funded GFFO.
Job Summary: 

 

In collaboration with the Clinical Officer the Pharmacy Technician will process and fill prescriptions. she/he will also undertake other tasks under the direction of a clinical officer to provide excellent beneficiary service and ensure the pharmacy runs
Main Duties & 

Responsibilities:

 

ü  Screen prescription orders for accuracy and completeness. 

ü  Prepare prescriptions – retrieve, count, pour, weigh, measure, and sometimes mix the medication.

ü  Perform calculations.

ü  Perform medication reconciliation

ü  Assist in the management of investigational drug studies

ü  Use technology to help maintain accurate patient records, prepare, and package medications, and place orders.

ü  Sterilize surfaces and equipment and prepare the pharmacy for opening

ü  Greet customers and answer questions

ü  Receive prescriptions and check their validity

ü  Process prescriptions electronically and ensure all information is complete and accurate

ü  Resolve issues when they arise (e.g., rejected insurance claims)

ü  Select the appropriate medicine and measure dosages to fill prescriptions

ü  Sort, stock, label medication and monitor inventory

ü  Undertake administrative tasks (e.g.record-keeping) as assigned

ü  Comply with all security measures and quality standards

Qualifications Essential 

 

ü  Diploma in Pharmacyü  Certified Pharmacy technician

ü  Three-year relevant experience

ü  Be a Somali National

How to apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should apply by submitting their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to llg.hr@lifelineorganisation.org  with the subject line and vacancy notice number “Application for Pharmacy Technician ” The closing date for application is on 30th  of November 2021. Applications and CVs submitted after deadline will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

All applicants should be the resident of Elwak Somalia.

Due to the fact this position is urgent, applications will be short listed on a regular basis, and we may offer posts before the closing date.

 

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To apply for this job email your details to llg.hr@lifelineorganisation.org

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