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From training staff on how to store and manage lifesaving medications through to ensuring enough medications are flown in to tackle sudden malaria outbreaks, MSF pharmacists ensure that essential medicines are there when they are needed, well managed, transported and stored appropriately. 

  • Ensuring good practice in distribution and pharmaceutical practices comply with national rules 
  • Drug management and medical equipment order, storage and distribution in MSF projects 
  • Training and supervising local staff working in the project pharmacies and warehouses
  • Assist the coordination team with ensuring that medications safely reach the projects where needed
  • Experience in supervising, training and managing others
  • Ability to work well as a part of a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload and use initiative
  • Willingness to work in unstable areas and ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment
  • Fluency in English
  • Available for a minimum period of nine months
  • Minimum of three months’ work, volunteering or travelling experience  in developing countries
  • Qualification as a pharmacist and significant post qualification experience, ideally in hospital pharmacy management