Project Pharmacy Manger, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement

Project Pharmacy Manger, Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland Vacancy Announcement; February 24 2023



Organization: Medicins Sans Frontiers – Holland

Position: Project Pharmacy Manger

Location: Shire, Tigray

Salary: Birr 53,886.00

Employment: Contract

Deadline: March 2, 2023




Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières-MSF-Holland

                Internal/External Vacancy Announcement



·         Position title:  PROJECT PHARMACY MANAGER

·         No. of positions: 1

·         Place of work: Shire

·         Position holder report to(direct and functional supervision):,  Project Coordinator / Mission Pharmacy Manager

·         Terms of employment:    3 Months with a possibility of extension

Positions that report to this position holder(if any)Project Medical Referent (if any)/ Medical coordinator/ Mission Pharmacy Manager

Remuneration and Benefits:

–          Starting gross monthly salary53,886 Birr

–          Medical cover: as per the organization’s policy

–          hardship allowance 30 % till 5,500

Date( 7 working days): 23/02/2022   closing date   2/03/2022



Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors without Borders or MSF) is a private, non-profit, international humanitarian medical organization that intervenes in emergencies and crises situations to relieve human suffering resulting from unmet medical needs. MSF observes strict neutrality with respect to politics and provides its assistance without discriminating on the bases of race, religion, ideology, or political affiliation. MSF’s members are required to respect humanitarian principles and principles of medical ethics at all times.


MSF-Holland in Ethiopia currently operates in five projects (North Gonder, Abdurafi project, in Tigray emergency response projects (Shire, in Somali region- Wardher project, in Gambella region; Kule project with diversified workforce.


Main Purpose/Job Summary :

Defining, coordinating and monitoring all pharmacy related activities in the project area including management of staff, according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures and the mission’s pharmacist and Medical Coordinator’s guidelines, in order to ensure the proper management and supply of drugs and medical devices





•       Participating actively in the definition and update of the annual planning and budgets of the pharmacy activities in the project.

•         Supervising the functioning and organization of the project central pharmacy and other peripheral units, setting the protocols and procedures to be followed by all staff in order to ensure the quality of the service provided to the population, including pharmaco vigilance in case of need.

•        Defining storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents) in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and the accurate handling of the products and equipment in terms of hygiene and that all hygiene and security procedures are followed in project pharmacies (cleaning, controlling pests and rodents, etc.)

•        Giving support in the ordering and supply process of medicines and medical devices. Monitoring correct stock management across pharmacies within project area, to guarantee a good control and up to date data of stock levels and avoid expiries, overstocks and stock outs. Reporting on drug consumptions and medical devices dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns.

•        Ensuring, in cooperation with the project logistic manager, proper maintenance of cold chain and storage conditions (e.g. humidity, temperature, light exposure, cleanliness, pest and rodents control, etc.), and that classification and organization of medicines and medical material meet MSF protocols.

•        Ensuring the collection of data for monitoring and surveillance of optimal quantity  quality of medicine use. Supporting activities at service level for effective drug distribution and control, quality prescription (analyzing rational drug use), medicines reconciliation, antibiotic stewardship interventions such as restricted use antibiotic review, follow up of pharmaceutical care plans, patient counseling, good dispensing practices and safe medication practices.

•            Supervising, coaching, motivating and evaluating all the pharmacy staff under his/her responsibility, in order to ensure the strict respect for working procedures and protocols. Ensuring that all pharmacy staff uses required clothes and equipment according to protocols, i.e. white coat, gloves, etc.

•        To define, if needed, training opportunities for the medical staff.

•        Carrying out all the reporting tasks associated to his/her field of action and responsibility, ensuring its consistency and accuracy, in order to support in the relevant decision-making and participating in monthly reports according to guidelines (SitReps, medical statistical reports, etc.)

Planning and supervising, in close coordination with the HR 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





MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

–          To Support MSF intervention in MOH health facilities this position will support the existing MOH teams with supply chain & pharmacy management.

–          Work environment will be in structures MSF is offering support in (hospital, health centers)

–          Able to organize stocks (inventory), flows of medication (warehouse – pharmacy – wards) & where needed implement routine order cycles

–          Able to organize forecasting cycles & implement this in such a way that it becomes a standard.

–          Full awareness of all procedures when it comes to storage of medication, medical consumables & medical equipment

–          Training and supporting counterpart in the end to make this position redundant in that current health facility, possibly replicate and continue elsewhere

–          Train & coach different positions in this process (from warehouse storekeeper, to pharmacist to general stock manager).

–          Propose ideas





Job Requirements

Education Pharmacy degree essential with valid professional practicing license. Desirable Master pharmacy management
Experience •       Two years, of demonstrated, experience as a pharmacist required.

Experience in MSF or other NGO’s in developing countries is desirable

Experience with MSF pharmacy & supply highly valued

Experience with EPSA highly valued

Experience with supply chains and supply chain management highly valued

Experience with MS Excel highly valued

Languages Mission language, English essential; Local working language desirable
Knowledge Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
Competencies •       People Management and Development

•       Commitment to MSF Principles

•       Behavioural Flexibility

•       Results and Quality Orientation

Teamwork and Cooperation


How to Apply

Interested applicants shall submit their non-returnable up to date CV and application letter including photocopies of all supporting documents (all documents have to be put into an envelope on which the position you are applying for should be writtten) to the address given below:

1-      Project address: MSF OCA office Shire, Mekelle Hotel, HR department and at Sheraro MsSF medihanie Hotel center

2-       Submit Applications through blow link

Apply via Ethiojobs (

Dear applicants: – Please Note that we only contact Only Short listed candidates with the required documents allowed to attend further assessment.


Sincerity of Declarations and Documents Submitted to MSF



Use of false documents to gain employment with MSF will lead to automatic cancelation from the recruitment process and if found after employment it will lead to termination.








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