Partners in Health (PIH) is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has programs in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kazakhstan and Boston.
PIH began working in Malawi in 2007, where today we support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to serve a catchment area of 165,000 through 12 health centers and two hospitals in partnership with our sister organizations. Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) is in Neno District and we seek to recruit suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the following positions:
Position: Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager
Reports to: Medical Director
Commitment: Full Time (Monday-Friday)
Working Hours: Regular Office Hours (40Hrs/Week)
Location: Neno District, Malawi
Position Description Overview
The overall responsibility of the Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager is to manage and lead the PIH-APZU Pharmacy program and contribute to pharmacy and supply chain initiatives. This position is responsible for strengthening the health care system by ensuring that appropriate and effective health commodities are available and accessible to all patient within PIH supported health facilities.
To accomplish this, the Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager is responsible for strengthening the hospital-based Drug and Therapeutics Committee (DTC), building capacity of pharmacy and clinical teams in line with the pharmaceutical care and pharmaceutical management, forecasting and supporting local and international procurement, supporting the warehouse team in developing effective standard operating procedures and guidelines for warehousing health commodities. A particular focus in this area is to ensure uninterrupted supply of health commodities by ensuring appropriate product selection, quantification, requisition, inventory management, return management and monitoring the use of those health commodities.
Additionally, the Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager collaborates with PIH-APZU clinical programs to develop and implement “priority” clinical programs requiring planning and coordination for health commodities. Moreover, the Pharmacy Program Manager supervises Pharmacy Program Coordinator and IC3 Pharmacy Assistants, and works hand in hand with MoH Pharmacy team to improve the pharmaceutical service delivery.
Responsibilities and Duties
Support MOH Pharmacy
Supply Chain Management
Mentorship and Supervision
Qualification, Attributes and Experience Required
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
Benefits & Remuneration
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
Qualified and interested persons should apply to the address below, enclosing their cover letter; copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae indicating three names of traceable referees with valid telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 3rd September, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
The Director of Human Resources
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU)
P.O. Box 56
P.O. Box 1774
NB: Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is is an equal opportunity employer, so, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, tribe, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment.
Partners In Health/Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (PIH/APZU) is committed to safeguarding staff, children and communities with whom we work.
We are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work-including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from
sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. Therefore, any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks.