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Job Summary

MSF is looking for qualified MEDICINES DISPENSER

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

INTRODUCTION

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF is therefore guided by the principles of neutrality and impartiality. These principles must apply to all MSF staff.


Required Criteria


Minimum Educational Qualification:

Certificate/diploma education essential in pharmacy, nursing, and / or pharmaceutical dispending


Minimum Educational Qualification

Certificate/diploma education essential in nursing, sociology


Experience:

Desirable - Experience with MSF or other NGO


Languages:

English, Swahili, Kirundi (fluent, oral & written) required, French will be an asset



Main competencies and knowledge

  • Detail-Oriented, Works Well with a Team, Strong Customer-Service Skills, Excellent Verbal Communication Skills, Good Listener, Follows Instructions Well, Discreet, Organisational Skill. Knowledge of Drug Regulations will be added advantage


Main Responsibilities

  • Dispensing medication to patients according to medical prescription, ensuring the medication is labelled with the correct drug name, strength, quantity, expiry date and directions for use
  • When, how long, how to store, possible side-effects and any other relevant warnings. Making sure the patient understands in order to ensure correct treatment.
  • Adhering to MSF practice policies and procedures for dispensing medicines
  • Placing accurate and timely orders with the central stock, maintaining minimum stock levels of medicines, checking expiry dates and storage conditions
  • Maintaining accurate dispensing records and regularly reporting them to his/her technical reference. Organizing and keeping clean the pharmacy, ensuring cleanliness and care in handling medicines to avoid contamination and mix-up. Maintaining dispensary equipment, ensuring it is clean, accurate and in a good state of repair.
  • Maintaining the integrity and security of the dispensary by admitting only authorized personnel and ensuring that all medicines are stored as appropriate.


APPLICATION INFORMATION:

All interested applicants should submit cover letter, CV, supporting documents (copies of diplomas) and phone number to: Administrator, MSF Tanzania, Nduta – please deposit CVs at Nduta camp CV box or send through MSFCH-Tanzania-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org


Please mark the envelope with MEDICINES DISPENSER, Deadline for the submission of Applications is 4pm 08/09/2020


Only applications in English or French will be considered.


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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