Supervising Pharmacist Jobs - Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Job Title:      Supervising Pharmacist
Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)
Reports to: Regional Programs Coordinator
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda

About US:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.

Job Summary: The Supervising Pharmacist is mainly responsible for ensuring that the regional pharmacy meets and complies with good pharmacy practice, storage and distribution in accordance to pharmaceutical society of Uganda and National Drug Authority (NDA) standards and guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare and file licensing and certification documents for the ware house on an annual basis to NDA and PSU
  • Conduct facility self-inspection audits using PSU and NDA inspection checklist to assess for compliance to good pharmacy practices.
  • Prepare Correction Action and Preventive Action plans (CAPA) in response to PSU and NDA audits
  • Prepare and implement training programmes of staff through Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures for the various operations at the ware house and ensure periodic reviews of the SOPS.
  • The jobholder will also deview the daily logs of temperature, cleaning and signoff as appropriate
  • Ensure good storage and ware housing practices are followed and develop a storage chart for the various classes of goods e.g. cold chain products, products stored away from light etc.
  • Sensitise and provide medical information to staff and other organisations on any new drugs that may have come on market.
  • Carry out visual inspection of medicines and medical supplies at the ware house to assess products for any suspected counterfeit or substandard products.
  • The jobholder will assess for eligibility of any organisation or person to purchase medicines from the ware house to eliminate possibilities of medicines going to elicit channels or being abused especially narcotics and commonly abused products.
  • Prepare various activity and periodic reports.
  • Put in place and monitor systems to ensure proper inventory controls at the ware house i.e. track expiries, stock card balances, minimum stock balances and buffer stocks. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Supervising Pharmacist job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, registered with Pharmacy Board, and a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda.
  • Possess highly analytical skills
  • Good team player
  • Highly flexible
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, organized
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Be highly responsive to the task at hand

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.

N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.

Deadline: 6th July 2017 by 4:30pm

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