Ended Pharmacist Assistant (Re-Advertised)

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Pharmacist Assistant (Re-Advertised)

Publish Date: Jan 08, 2020                                         

Deadline:       Jan 15, 2020                  

Position:         Pharmacist Assistant

Reports to:      Pharmacist Officer

Reference:        HR/19/127

Duration:         Till November 30, 2020 

Location:         Shabwa Yemen

Category:       Development/UN/NGOs

ABOUT RI:   Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, non-profit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.  

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Pharmacist Officer, the Pharmacist Assistant will dedicate 100% of his/her time leading, coordinating and ensuring the high-quality implementation of activities related to management of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, as well as data management in pharmacies

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In charge of the quality of the drugs ordered in Yemen according to RI and donors requirements;
  • In charge of following the concordance between the drugs ordered (and declared suitable for use) and the ones received by RI;
  • Follow the storage and transportation conditions of these drugs to ensure their quality;
  • Manage any possible problems with the suppliers and/or the products (in coordination with operation teams);
  • Technical support to health staff on the mission;
  • As the referent on management and dispensing, is mandated by the Health Technical Advisor to intervene at all stages of the mission's medicine chain in accordance with his/her responsibilities and any other tasks involving his/her collaboration and participation;
  • Technical support to RI staff on good storage/distribution practices;
  • Supervises the stock/pharmacy management of end user units in project through the HF Pharmacist;
  • Gathers stock indicators, analyse them and pass them on to the Health Technical Coordinator / discusses with the Health Technical Coordinator the decisions/interventions required (stock levels, stock-outs, pre-stock-outs, over-stocking, donations, expired products, disposal);
  • Analyses the drugs real consumption in relation to protocols in force and the project's medical activities/fields;
  • Provides input for medical orders: draws up the first draft of orders, reviews the parameters involved in replenishing stock, reviews the projects' standard list, finalizes orders based on consumption and future needs arising from the developments in medical activities;
  • Towards the supply team, acts as the main reference point (working relationships) for all issues relating to medical stock management at coordination and project level;
  • Conduct staff training when necessary;
  • Ensures respect for GDPs;
  • Ensures that all persons in the supply team are aware of the specificities of the medical items they handle by raising their awareness/coaching/training them on quality, sensitivity, specificity and the various products' storage conditions;
  • Defines the preparation techniques to be put into place (stock management rules);
  • Conducts regular audits on respect for GDPs: the layout of the warehouse, storage, product arrangement, reception, distribution and transport. Checks with the Supply Coordinator/Supply Manager that recommendations are applied;
  • Gives specific directives and/or participates in stock reception and physical stock counts according to needs and necessities;

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Pharmacist with degree/diploma in pharmacy
  • 3 years professional experiences, including humanitarian organization
  • Experience with quality assurance and procurement is an asset
  • Fluency in Arabic and English are mandatory
  • Mature with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work and report independently
  • Excellent communication and diplomatic skills
  • Good organization and management skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Skilled in coaching, training and supervising pharmaceutical/drug dispensing staff

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  •  Inclusiveness
  •  Transparency and Accountability
  •  Agility and Innovation
  •  Collaboration
  • Sustainability
How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to Click Here for submitting their application, the dead line for receiving the application Jan 15, 2020.Kindly indicate the Position and location in the subject. Application without clear subject will be excluded.
  • Females Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


  • Employer: Relief International
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Shabwah
  • Posted on: 8 January 2020
  • Deadline: 15 January 2020