Regional Pharmacy Advisor – West & Central Africa

12 month fixed term contract
We are seeking an experienced Pharmacy Advisor to provide technical advice and support to all health programmes within the West & Central Africa region and to other assigned country programmes.
Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK and Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
As Regional Pharmacy Advisor you will work closely with health, logistics, operations and leadership positions in order to review and strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain and improve the clinical care provided to beneficiaries. In the field, you will capacity build and empower pharmacists, as well as frontline health workers, procurement and logistics staff and project managers. Through critical assessments, achievable recommendations, nurturing mentorship and frequent review, you will demonstrate an improvement in quality and efficiency as well as a reduction in risk as a result of their interventions.
Your proven experience of working in the NGO sector in West and Central Africa, within complex/large scale country programmes and in emergency response environments, will have included working in remote, fragile and insecure environments. Fluent in English and French, you will have a degree in Pharmacy or an equivalent qualification. You will also have:
  • Experience in clinical pharmacy, dispensary management and medical procurement, including forecasting and quantification
  • Experience in conducting pharmacy, logistics or health assessments/audits
  • Strong planning, management and decision making experience, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience of working with a diverse team and building relationships quickly, with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring clinical and logistic staff
  • Experience working with key institutional donors including ECHO, Global fund, USAID/OFDA.
At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Closing date: 24th April 2016

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