Thursday 15 February 2024

Pharmaceutical Technician (2 Posts) at International Rescue Committee (IRC) February 2024

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Thursday 15 February 2024
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Pharmaceutical Technician - 2 Position
Kibondo, Tanzania, United Republic of | req49312
Requisition ID: req49312
Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technician - 2 Position
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Fixed Term
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable
Location: Kibondo, Tanzania
Work Arrangement:

Job Description
Background/IRC Summary:
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to serious humanitarian crises around the world and helps victims to survive and rebuild their lives.

For over half a century, Tanzania has been a country of asylum, hosting one of the largest refugee populations in Africa. Currently, the country hosts approximately 287,903 Burundian and Congolese refugees, many of whom arrived in 2015 as the crisis in Burundi increased. To date, refugees continue to co-exist with the host communities in Kigoma region expressing multiple reasons and needs. Within this context, IRC provides protection and basic assistance in the areas of Safety (comprises of Protection and Rule of Law, Women Protection and Empowerment, and Child Protection), Health (mental health and psychosocial support services and reproductive health), and Education.

Job Overview:
The Pharmaceutical Technician will be an integral part of the health programs in the Kigoma Region, contributing to the delivery of high-quality primary healthcare services. The Dispenser will be responsible for managing and providing pharmaceutical drugs to patients as per their prescription from the clinical officer, they will also ensure that there is a constant supply of drugs and make requisitions as needed. They will have an overall duty of assisting in operational and programmatic aspects and collaborating closely with key actors in the field including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs.

Major Responsibilities:
Key Areas
Dispensing and Patient Interaction
  • Dispense prescribed medication to patients as per the doctor's order, ensuring accurate measurement, packaging, and labeling.
  • Provide patient counseling about medication usage, potential side effects, precautions, and answer relevant queries.
Inventory Management
  • Handle medication and pharmaceutical supplies inventory, ensuring accurate storage, adequate stock, and adherence to expiration dates.
  • Select drugs and supplies in relation to available diagnosis data in the registry.
Record Keeping and Administrative Duties
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date patient and medication records, stock status, and ensuring adherence to healthcare regulations and patient safety.
  • Coordinating shipments for smooth pharmacy operations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date consumption data to establish maximum – minimum inventory control systems.
Professional Collaboration
  • Collaborate closely with pharmacists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals, communicating important information about medication usage, contraindications, and potential drug interactions.
Compliance and Safety
  • Ensure adherence to local, state, and federal laws, and the specific rules and regulations of the health post or pharmacy.
  • Maintain compliance with health and safety regulations in the workplace, including maintaining cleanliness and safety in the dispensary area.
Continuing Education
  • Stay updated with the latest information in the pharmaceutical industry, participating in relevant workshops, training programs, and continuous education initiatives as necessary.

Key Working Relationships:
  • Position Reports to: Pharmacist.
  • Position directly supervises: Incentive Dispensers/translators.
  • Other Internal and/or external contacts: Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and other NGOs

Job Requirements
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Registered with the Pharmacist Council of Tanzania and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Over two (2) years working experience working in a health facility.
  • Experience in Humanitarian populations is desired.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying resilience, compassion, and diplomacy.
  • Active teammate with good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Language: English and Swahili, Kirundi is an added advantage

Working Environment:
Security level yellow - The situation in most of the country is calm. Some parts of Kigoma region experience insecurity-highway banditry.

The IRC is committed to working with partners as our preferred operating model and adhering to our six partnership principles: equality, complementarity, mutuality, solidarity, results orientation, and humility.

Commitment to Client Responsiveness:
By committing to Client-Centered Programming, at the IRC Tanzania, we place the people we serve - our clients - at the center of our programming and services. The IRC Tanzania Staff have an important role to play in supporting the implementation of client-responsive programming through raising awareness to the community and clients about the existing feedback mechanisms and how to use them including the response processes, access, and eligibility to services, and contribute to building an institutional culture that prompts staff to listen to clients and to communicate and respond to their requests, feedback, and complaints.

Professional Standards:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity:

IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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