Pharmacist Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Kakuma

International Rescue Committee

Key Responsibilities:-



Support the Senior Pharmacist in formulating Pharmacy goals, objectives and intervention strategies.

Receive, verify and record all incoming items in the Hospital drug store
Issue and record all items duly requested by the consumption units in the prescribed format
Monitor the stock levels and in consultation with the supervisor to avoid unnecessary stock outs
Participate in the weekly hospital departmental meetings, quality of care committee meetings and monthly staff meetings.
Maintain adequate buffer stocks of drugs for notifiable diseases.
Maintaining a list of very essential drugs customized for Kakuma, with clear re-order levels that should always be made available for use by refugees.
Provide the clinicians with a weekly update on available drugs or those in short supply as well as advising them on substitutes.
Conduct regular checks of the wards drug registers and give feedback to unit in-charges and Snr Pharmacist on compliance with set expectations.
Monitor drug consumption rates, prepare and share weekly essential drug consumption reports and status
Assist your supervisor in conducting regular support supervisory visit to clinics pharmacies and share the findings.
Do any other duty as assigned to you by your supervisor.


Ensure that all statistical reports are accurate and submitted weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as necessary.
With support of Snr Pharmacist maintain an updated record and compile and submit monthly inventory reports of all pharmacy assets and equipment.
Review, authorize and keep accurate records of all requisitions, duty rosters and applications for incentive staff leave.
Monitor and ensure the proper usage of program supplies.

Human Resource Management

Routinely monitor staff incentive performance according to their job description and set objectives.
Develop ongoing education programs for incentive pharmacy staff as well as identifying their training needs.
Review personnel issues and concerns of pharmacy dispensers and assist with determining and implementing solutions.
Conduct regular training sessions for refugee staff.

Communication and Reporting

Monitor closely morbidity trends together with all the other health indicators.
Convene/attend Health Coordination meetings, Quality of care meetings, Hospital National staff meetings and Incentive staff meetings.
Ensure adequate flow of information for all supervise-es with constant feedback as may be required.
Carry out other relevant or requested duties as may be required.

Key Result Areas:

Accurate and timely documentation of all issues and received drugs and medical items;
Timely issue orders to the various units in the prescribed forms on their ordering days.
Proper storage of drugs and medical items.
Tracking of expires and slow moving items.
Ensure timely and quality pharmacy services to refugees
Maintain accurate inventory and ensure rational use of pharmacy supplies.


Diploma in Pharmacy from KMTC or any other reputable institution.
Possess a valid practice license from the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board

Required Experience & Competencies:

At least two years’ experience working in a busy pharmacy unit.
Computer literate
Team player and cultural sensitivity is required.
Ability to work in hardship areas (Previous experience in a Camp setting will be an added advantage).
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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