Kenya: Mission Pharmacy Manager

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 Mar 2017

MSF France (MSFF) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

Job Title : Mission Pharmacy Manager

Location : Nairobi (with regular field visits out of Nairobi)

Start date : April 2017

Supervisor : Hierarchically accountable to the Medical Coordinator


To support and supervise the overall pharmacy supply management and pharmacy operations of MSF France in Kenya in collaboration and by delegation of the medical coordinator. That will imply:

  • Ensure adequate and timely supplies of quality products to the projects

  • Ensure all projects pharmaceutical processes are in line with National pharmaceutical regulation and MSF procedures


  • Supervise the running of the pharmacies across the mission, ensuring the proper implementation of MSF protocols, procedures and good dispensing practices

  • Order Processing and follow up: Support the projects across the mission in forecasting ,quantification and processing of medical orders in line with MSF procurement procedure

  • Budget Preparation and Follow up: Support projects across the mission in preparing their annual Medical budget in-line with project activities as well as submit monthly cash requests

  • Represent MSF’s interests before the Ministry of Health and other local authorities on any issue concerning pharmaceuticals

  • Ensure a close follow up of the National Drug Supply particularly in projects where MSF is working in conjunction with MoH

  • Support and participate in all drug and medical material supply processes and facilitate correct stock management , transport and storage procedures, in order to ensure the overall efficiency and effectiveness in pharmacy department

  • Support the Projects in Collecting and analyzing stock indicators according to physical inventory and software data and together with the medical team take corrective decisions when necessary.

  • Function as technical Pharmacy support regarding all questions related to pharmaceutical information, medication use (protocols and rational drug use), management of side effects, adherence issues

  • Regular technical visits to project sites to ensure appropriate follow-up of activities and management of field pharmacies.

  • Support the Medical Coordinator regarding the follow-up of EPREP planning and maintenance of medical emergency kits

  • Ensures that all inventories of drugs and medical devices exist and are updated, and participates in reporting according to MSF guidelines (Monthly pharmacy reports, Monthly donation reports and Annual pharmacy reports, etc.)



Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from a recognized institution

Registered and current license with P.P.B.


Prior experience in HIV/TB programs is essential

Prior NGO experience is an added advantage

Minimum 5 years’ experience


Good command of English both written and spoken


Excellent computer skills (MS excel, word, access, outlook) critical for this position


Ability to organize and prioritize workload independently, using initiative when appropriate

Good knowledge of Kenyan Pharmaceutical laws

Attention to detail with good analytical skills

Ability to work as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team

How to apply:

CVs and cover letters can be sent to indicating in the subject ‘Mission Pharmacy Manager’. We will not consider applications that will not follow the above instructions.

Closing date is 17th March 2017.

We will not reply to questions about the position. All necessary information can be found in this vacancy announcement.

We will only contact shortlisted candidates.