Assistant Technical Officer

FHI 360, Dikwa, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th January, 2020


Job Description

The ATO - Pharmacy will prepare medications by reviewing and interpreting physician orders, and dispensing medications by compounding, packaging and labeling pharmaceuticals.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of staff to provide high quality patient care to an extremely vulnerable population.
  • Carrying out inspection duties as provided for under the Poisons and Pharmacist’s Act, the Dangerous Drug Act and the Food and Drug Decree and other operational legislations
  • Dispensing prescribed medications to in-and-outpatients whilst providing accurate medication advice.
  • Maintaining stores and keeping relevant store records.
  • Preparing extemporaneous medicaments such as mixtures, lotions, ointments, syrups, etc.
  • Provides technical information and advice to other health professionals.
  • Ensuring proper storage and issuance of all drugs over the duration of the project.
  • Participating in routine quality control audits of all drugs in stock.
  • Adheres to the relevant Code of conduct and ethics
  • Works with technical support and M&E teams to collect appropriate baseline data over the life of the project
  • Compiles and submits periodic reports
  • Ensures adequate infection prevention and control standards are maintained at all times.
  • Performs any other duties as may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Sound knowledge of inventory control systems.
  • Experience must include managing health commodity logistics information systems, including forecasting/quantification of medical Commodities.
  • Knowledge of the key principles and approaches to health systems strengthening.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding integrated health programs.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English and Hausa communications, including presentation and training skills. Understanding of Kanuri Language is an asset.
  • Well-developed computer skills.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy or its equivalent with 1- to 3 years post national youth service experience managing a PSM cycle, including rational health commodities selection, forecasting /quantification, quality assurance spanning the PSM cycle, warehousing/storage, distribution, and LMIS.
  • Must have a practicing license
  • Experience working with a humanitarian organization
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Source:https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/Dikwa-Nigeria/Assistant-Technical-Officer--Pharmacy_Requisition-2020200036


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