Pharmacy Storekeeper

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)


Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

Main purpose: 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 warehouse (for OCA) or pharmacy supervisor, and in collaboration with the logistics team. Accountabilities: ● 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 storing materials in accordance with the system in force, in order to ensure continuous availability. ● Ensuring good storage conditions of all medical items in the pharmacy 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 EPREP stock. ● Following up on stock levels with regards to alarm thresholds, stock out, expiry dates, and drugs to expire in the following 6 months. ● Preparing orders for the different consumption units (departments, wards, others), ensuring proper packaging and dispatching, and reporting any anomalies or changes in consumption patterns to the pharmacy supervisor. Informing the pharmacy supervisor as soon as stock reaches the alert limit. ● Controlling warehouse facilities in order to ensure materials are kept in good keeping condition. ● Monitoring temperature in the warehouse and ensuring that products requiring cold chain are suitably stored and transported received, stored, prepared, and transported appropriately according to MSF supply and cold chain protocols. ● Ensuring cleanliness of premises (stock pharmacy) and in close collaboration with the logistics department, maintaining refrigerating equipment. ● Controlling warehouse limited access to authorized personnel and ensuring doors and other exits are secured. Immediately informing the line manager of any problems arising in the course of the work, particularly with regard to damage, loss, attempted break-ins, or theft in the warehouse. ● Ensuring that items to be quarantined (ongoing quality alerts) or to be placed in quarantine zone (batch recalls, expired or damaged items) are removed from the stock and safely locked. ● Following up on stock levels with regards to alarm thresholds, stock out, expiry dates, and drugs to expire in the following 6 months. Preparing reports and passing them on to the supervisor. ● Visiting the PHC and other activities to ensure the protocols and procedures of the pharmacy are in place. ● Disposing of expired and damaged items following the pharmacy manager and project medical referent instructions. ● Participating in internal MSF meetings when needed. ● Participating in the training proposed. The deadline for submitting CVs is 05/02/2023


● Essential, secondary school; Desirable, medical-related studies. ● At least 2 years of experience in similar positions. ● Previous experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries. ● Fluent in English. ● Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, and the internet). ● Results and quality orientation. ● Teamwork skills. ● Able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural context. ● Behavioural flexibility. ● Good communication skills. ● Flexible and rigorous. ● Commitment to MSF principles. ● Service orientation skills. ● Stress management skills.

Employment Type

  • Full Time


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