The access to essential drugs is one of the major concerns of Médecins Sans Frontières: Our projects don't run without drugs and medical material.
Through your expertise as a pharmacist, you are responsible for managing drugs (managing of orders, supply, inventory and distribution of drugs etc.) as well as medical equipment.
Pharmacists are responsible for a good coordinated organisation of the whole medical supply chain in order to make quality drugs and medical material available on time. Additionally you have to make sure that the pharmaceutical regulations are in accordance with local laws. Pharmacists order the medical supplies and are in charge of the transportation and stocking and distribution of drugs and equipment. You will be coordinating, supervising and training a local team in handling drugs and other medical supplies.
Another focal point is the work with government officials on supply chain issues, and communicate one-on-one with patients who need treatment.
- two years professional experience, ideally in a hospital
- relevant degree in pharmacology
- ability to manage supply and organize stock
- ability to ensure quality of locally purchased drugs
- knowledge of HIV and TB treatment desirable
- a minimum of six to twelve months of availability for a mission
Pharmacist Jana Skaroupkova tells about her field experience in with MSF:
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