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Pharmacy Supervisor - Oncology Project

Date Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other actors in Blantyre and environs on a cervical cancer project.

MSF-FRANCE is recruiting a suitable candidate for the position of:


General duties:

  • Preparing and fulfilling prescription orders from the medical team, fulfilling, dispensing of medications to patients, double-checking drug-drug interactions, and explanation of drug side-effects and how to take the medications
  • Ensuring storage, stock management and supply processes, as well as hygiene and security procedures, tools, and protocols (controlling pests and rodents), implementing appropriate quality controls and records, in order to ensure good storage conditions (temperatures, humidity and light exposure) and availability of drugs and medical material, according to MSF protocols, national regulations and in cooperation with the logistics department.
  • Coordinating the delivery, reception and recording of international and local orders, in close coordination with the logistics department, updating stock files and informing line managers on their status (shortfalls, over-stocking, expiry dates), in order to permanently ensure security stock levels and ensure efficient management of stock.
  • Supervising orders of medical and drug material in order to ensure an efficient and appropriate consumption pattern.
  • To work with Unifield, record the data and encode internal requests from the departments.
  • Supervising the supply of drugs to patients, according to medical prescriptions, informing them on consumption patterns and keeping conditions in order. Ensure safe-keeping and record-keeping of opioids and other dangerous drugs
  • Ensuring efficient supply to other pharmacies managed/supported by MSF according to orders and stocks, and using cold chain when needed. Monitoring and analysing orders of depending pharmacies in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs.
  • Supervising, with the HR department, the associated processes (sizing, staff shifts, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, development and internal/external communication) of the pharmaceutical team and the nursing staff, in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required and to improve their dispensing capabilities.
  • Recording all items received and issued in computer and reporting on drug consumptions and medical equipment dispensed according to protocols, informing on unusual patterns as well as forecasting future needs, in order to rationalise the budget and to ensure availability
  • Assisting in training of staff regarding dispensing of drugs and their side effects


Contract details:

  • Fixed-term contract with intended renewal
  • Intended starting date: September 2020


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree/diploma in Pharmacy School and current enrollment in Pharmacist Council of Malawi.
  • Two years of previous experience in Pharmacy or District hospital, experience with NGO or MOH preferred
  • Good knowledge/experience in medication, drug-drug interactions, side-effects, opioids.
  • Experience in cancer project is preferred, but not compulsory.
  • Sensitivity to people living with a life-limiting condition, those who are dying or bereaved.


How to apply

Interested applicants should send their written application letter (letter of motivation) with a detailed CV indicating postal address, day phone contacts, photocopies of ID, work permission and relevant certificates of work experience to the following addresses:

By Email: msff-blantyre-recruitment@paris.msf.org 

Subject Line: Pharmacy Supervisor Position 

By Mail:  

Médecins Sans Frontières – France                                           

P.O. Box 2736, Blantyre, Malawi                                                 



NOTE: Letters, CVs and any documentation included in application package will not be  returned. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. MSFF does not reimburse the possible costs for transportation for tests and interviews that may take place during the recruitment process.  MSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fees. : if ever you are requested to pay any amount to process your application or access employment with MSF, do not pay and please inform the MSF administration at 099 4343467  as soon as possible.


                                                Deadline to apply for this position: September,11, 2020 at 5:00PM

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