Drug Dispenser Vacancy at Medecins du Monde

On 20/Apr/2018 / In NGO Jobs

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.
We are recruiting to to fill the position below:
Position: Drug Dispenser
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Line Manager: Pharmacist
Length of contract: 1 months
Possibility for extension: yes
Starting date: ASAP
Job Tasks
Under the supervision of the Pharmacist the Drug Dispenser (within the emergency team) will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
* Respond to different crises identified by MdM needs assessment (epidemic and/or sudden mass displacement of population) as part of the emergency team.
Once an emergency situation has been stabilized, the drug dispenser along with the emergency team will be deployed to support the different MdM clinics in Maiduguri, Jere and Damboa LGAs.
Under the direction of the Emergency Team Leader, the drug dispenser is expected to:
* Participate in Rapid needs Assessment missions
* Respond to the health needs associated with population influx and communicable disease outbreak(s)
* Provide free of charge healthcare/dispensing of drugs to the affected populations with respect MdM mandates and principles
* Follow the various MdM guidelines (PHC, SRH, MHPSS, GBV and Nut) and seek support from superiors when needed
* Work closely with existing MdM teams and other partners in the area
* Make appropriate patient referrals to the specified health facilities
* Collect, computerize and analyze weekly pharmacy data
* Ensure the security of MdM properties and to keep his/her supervisor inform about the security situation
* Attend and report the required meetings
Once an emergency has stabilized:
Under the supervision of the Emergency Team Leader or Medical Supervisor of specified camp, and technically under PharmaCo, the Drug Dispenser will be responsible for the following main activities in order to ensure the quality of care in the mobile clinics:
* Stock management in link with mobile clinics
* Distribution of drugs during the mobile clinics
* Collection, computerization and analysis of pharmacy data
* Reporting and attendance to required meetings
* Supporting existing MdM healthcare teams during emergencies
* Filling personnel gaps where needed
Tasks Description
* Stock management in link with mobile clinics
* Prepare all the necessary drugs, material and equipment for mobile clinics and ensure that everything is ready before to leave MdM office
* Realize the pharmacy stock management (in/out) at the mobile clinic
* Calculate daily consumption for each item in order to anticipate any shortage
* Do a weekly physical inventory of mobile clinic pharmacy
* Prepare drugs orders to MdM central pharmacy with the assistance of the medical doctors and paramedics staff
* Distribution of drugs during the mobile clinics
* Give the drugs according to the medical prescription.
* Ask the medical doctor or the midwife to complete their prescription in case of incomplete information (dosage, duration…)
* Indicate the name, presentation and dosage of the drugs on the dispensing bag.
* Explain to the patient how to take the treatment and make sure that the explanations have been understood
* Explain the potential side effects of a drug to the patient
* Fill in the daily consumption form for each item
* Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and treat all the patients with respect and dignity
* Collection, computerization and analysis of weekly drugs consumption
* Collect the daily mobile clinic consumption
* Participate to the weekly computerization and analysis of the drugs consumption
* Reporting and attendance to different meetings
* Prepare a weekly activities report to submit to the pharmacist and team leader
* Participate in a pro-active way to MdM internal meetings (medical, security…)
* Participate to all the trainings organized by MDM
* Give suggestions to improve the functioning of MDM mobile clinics
* Participate to the loading and unloading of the vehicles and to the setting up of the mobile clinics
* Be flexible in performing his/her duties to ensure that beneficiaries are getting good quality services
* Is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of assigned equipment
* Perform other additional duties on request of the team leader
* Inform immediately the security focal point in case of any security problem in the field
Profile Required
* Pharmacist Preferred
* Nurse will Knowledge of dispensing will be consider
* Experience in similar position for at least 2 years
* Good knowledge in nutrition
* Capacities in team management
* Strong sense of responsibilities and organization skills
* Strong work ethic and rigor
* Languages (spoken and written): English and Hausa
* Flexibility
Application Closing Date
27th April, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a two page Curriculum Vitae, three work-related references and one page cover letter, in One Document (MS Word or PDF) explaining how your skills and experience match the job requirements stated above to: recruitment.nigeria@medecinsdumonde.net Please write the "Job Title and your Name" in the subject line.
* Only applications by email will be considered
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
* We are unable to accept phone calls.
* We’ll pay attention only to the complete files in English.
* Our process of selection include some written tests and oral interviews.
* Please notice that if you have not heard from MdM within 2 weeks, you should presume you were not short listed for this position. However, MdM thanks you for your interest and encourages you to apply for other openings where your skills and experience match.
* MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

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