Warehouse Pharmacist At INTERSOS

Job position- Warehouse Pharmacist Work location – Maiduguri (with regular visits to the field)

Reporting to – Pharmacy Manager Supervision of – Pharmacist Assistants and Drug dispensers

General purpose of the position

Under the general supervision of the Pharmacy Manager, the role is responsible for pharmacy/medical warehouse storage management, including the receipt, storage, and issuance of medical supplies and equipment in adherence to universal pharmaceutical standards and INTERSOS SOPs to projects or other departments in order to ensure the overall functioning of INTERSOS’s activities.

Tasks and Main Responsibilities

  • Facilitates receipt of orders and deliveries, identifies potential disparities against cargo manifest and reporting
  • Ensures good storage conditions of all medical items in the pharmacy in accordance with pharmaceutical standards and INTERSOS SOPs.
  • Participates in regular inventories (including EPREP stock), completes entries on the stock cards and software. Ensures Inventory Registry is up to date and compiles reports.
  • Timely preparation of orders of the different consumption units (departments, wards, others), ensuring proper packaging and dispatching and reporting any anomalies or changes in consumption patterns to the Pharmacy Manager. Informing Pharmacy Manager as soon as stock reaches an alert limit.
  • Controls warehouse facilities in order to ensure materials are kept in good keeping conditions, it includes: e.g. Monitoring temperature in the warehouse and ensuring that products requiring cold chain are suitably stored and transports received, stored, are prepared and transported appropriately according to INTERSOS Supply and Cold Chain protocols.
  • Ensures cleanliness of premises (stock pharmacy) and in close collaboration with the logistics department, maintaining refrigerating equipment.
  • Ensures effective control of warehouse access to authorized personnel and ensuring doors and other exits are secured. Immediately informing the line manager of any problems arising in the course of the work, particularly with regards to damage, loss, attempted break-ins or theft in the warehouse.
  • Ensures that items to be quarantined (on-going quality alerts) or to be placed in quarantine zone (batch recalls, expired or damaged items) are removed from the stock and safely locked.
  • Follows up stock levels with regards to alarms thresholds, stock out, expiry dates and drugs to expire in the following 6 months. Preparing reports and passing it to the Pharmacy Manager.
  • Supports in the supervision of Pharmacy Assistants and ensure they carry out their responsibilities effectively and on time.
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

Professional requirements

  • Minimum 3 year of relevant experience in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Essential, degree of Pharmacy Management (BPharm.)
  • Two years, of demonstrated, experience as a pharmacist is required.
  • Experience with NGO’s in the same position is required.

Personal requirements

  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.
  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.

How to apply


Interested candidates should complete this form and attach CV with the following format “Surname Position you applied for”. ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirement of the position will be contacted.

Application deadline: apply no later than 10th June 2022 at 4:00 PM.

INTERSOS do not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment. Applications are processed according to the order of arrival. INTERSOS reserves the right to close the offer before the term initially expressed in the advert, if an applicant is accepted.

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