Pharmacist – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement

Pharmacist – Medical Teams International Vacancy Announcement, April 9 2024




Organization: Medical Teams International

Position: Pharmacist

Location: Based in Shedder Camp


Date of Announcement: April 11, 2024

Deadline: April 17, 2024





Job Description



Medical Teams International is a Christian humanitarian relief agency focused on providing life-saving medical care for people in crisis. We serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.

Our calling is Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

Medical Team International is looking for qualified applicants for the following positions:

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


To provide quality pharmaceutical and health care services for vulnerable Internally displaced people, refugee and host community in Somali Region, Ethiopia


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Provide outpatient distribution of medications in line with the prescriptions/orders from the medical doctor and Ethiopian Government protocols, while maintaining universal infection control standards to improve the patients/beneficiaries’ health status
  • Keep the patient and/or his/her family informed about the route, medication, side effects, dosing, and administration of any and all medication distributed to patient including needs for follow up or continued care pertaining to the medication
  • Work with staff to ensure care and communication is culturally sensitive
  • Support clinical leadership to enforce compliance with standard infection prevention and control guidelines
  • Participate in the accurate clinical documentation and informing the HNT Team Lead and H&N manager as appropriate, about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness or medical error
  • Support the HNT Team Lead in monitoring the proper functioning of the clinic equipment, supplies, or pharmaceuticals
  • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected at all times
  • Support clinical leadership to provide training and mentoring to other clinical staff in dissemination of new knowledge or protocols
  • Other duties as assigned

Quality Management

  • Aiming to achieve the highest quality programming possible within the challenging context of Afar Region, Ethiopia
  • Ensure all patients are treated based on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health and UNHCR guidelines
  • Ensure rational use of drugs such that only those essential for treatment are prescribed. Do not overprescribe.
  • Provide compassionate and respectful care to all patients who present to the clinic
  • Support other staff and colleagues to maintain good infection control practices to prevent spread of illnesses within the clinic and among the staff

Additional activities

Support other areas of the clinic as requested or needed to ensure efficiency and quality of care to all

Maintain a clean and safe working environment, disposing of waste and sharps appropriately


Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies. Incumbents will remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills which will enable you to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS                                           

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and reaches their potential as individuals and teams and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to adhere to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policies.

Safeguarding & Code of Conduct

Medical Teams International is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Medical Teams International Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Children and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy Training upon hire and on an annual basis.

Place of Work: Based in Shedder Camp

Job Opening Date: 09 April 2024


Workdays & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays.


Job Requirements


  • BSc Degree in Pharmacy and certification required to work as a Pharmacist in Ethiopia.
  • 2 years of professional experience after qualification
  • Self-motivated and Desire to serve others
  • Respectful towards other cultures
  • Able to establish relationships easily
  • Team player
  • Flexible under changing conditions
  • Able to cope with basic working conditions
  • Culturally aware and able to adjust
  • Secure and at ease with professional skills
  • Coaching/teaching skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Mentoring skills

How to Apply


Candidates should follow the following 3 steps while applying for the positions:

Fill out the mandatory application form using the following link: Online Application Form  and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application which means your application was successful.

Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “ Pharmacist ” in the subject line

Only candidates who only fill the online application form and send CV together with Application letter only will be considered for candidacy.

All applications must be submitted on or before 17 April 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further assessment.

“We are an equal employment opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Courageous, Tenacious, Selfless and Not alone.”

Q Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.




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