Main purpose of the job
Planning, coordinating and monitoring all pharmacy related activities in MSF Iran mission according to MSF protocols and standards in order to ensure an optimal running of the activities.
Responsibilities and tasks
Supporting the Head of Mission and Medical Coordinator in representing and defending MSF’s interests before the Ministry of Health and other local authorities or local suppliers for any issue concerning pharmaceutical supply.
Supervising the running of the pharmacy related activities across the mission, ensuring the proper implementation of MSF Safety standards, including pharmacovigilance follow up and waste management protocols and complying with Iranian rules and regulations. This implies regular technical visit on the different project. (Tehran, Mashhad…)
Supporting and participating in all drugs and medical material supply processes and ensuring its overall efficiency and effectiveness.
Monitoring the procurement process and taking corrective measures when needed, ensuring regular communication with Medical, Logistics, Human Resources and Finance departments regarding Medical Supply and Management.
Being responsible for the good maintenance of all drugs and equipment in the pharmacy related activities and the appropriate storage and management of supply of narcotic and psychotropic medication with respect to national legislation, permitting traceability for these specific products.
Facilitating correct stock management and transport/storage procedures, in order to ensure the availability of stock in all projects and to avoid expiry/overstocks and stock-outs.
Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the Human Resources department, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required.
Participating in reporting according to MSF guidelines (Situation Report, medical statistical reports, etc.) and reporting on drug consumption and medical devices dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns.
Supporting coordination team regarding budget preparation in link with drugs and medicals consumables forecast consumption.
What we offer:
Legal contract with Social Security coverage
Pay in accordance with the MSF salary table
Health care coverage for the employee and his/her dependents
The chance to gain professional development in an international organization and to develop (career path, training, etc.) within the organization
The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need
Specific requirements for the role:
Essential: pharmacy degree
Essential demonstrated two years’ experience in (hospital) pharmacy management, previous experience with MSF or other NGO’s is desirable
Knowledge of MSF principles and procedures is an asset
Ability to work inside a team, good activity planning
Good IT skills (office, Isystock, portal…)
Personal attributes required:
Good communication skills
English and Persian language required
Desire to learn and investigate new subjects
Good reporting skills, written and oral
Flexible and rigorous
Are you fluent in English?
Do you have a pharmacy degree?
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors without Borders (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organisation founded by a group of doctors and journalists in Paris, France in 1971.
MSF responds to emergencies (armed conflicts, epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters etc.) and situations of extreme hardship to deliver assistance to people whose health or lives are in danger.
Independent of any political, religious or military interests, MSF offers assistance in a spirit of impartiality, irrespective of gender, race, religion, creed or political convictions.
MSF was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1999.
In Iran, MSF has provided medical assistance since 1990.
Launched in 2012, the South Tehran project provides medical consultations, nursing care and psychosocial support to the most vulnerable in Harandi.
In May 2018, the Mashhad project began providing medical and nursing care to male drug users in Golshahr, now expanding to reach both male and female vulnerable population in Golshahr.
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