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Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCM-CFM) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.

The Baylor-Tingathe program was designed in 2008 to respond to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi. The program seeks to support Malawi in reaching the ambitious UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals, by improving the identification of HIV-positive persons, timely treatment initiation, and long-term engagement in care.  The program is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 7 districts in Malawi. Baylor-Malawi is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of:

 

Job Tittle: Pharmacy Technician



Duration :   9 months renewable


Location: Mulanje

POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reports to:    District Coordinator


Position Description:

The primary job purpose of the Pharmaceutical Technician is to develop and support the general pharmaceutical capacity and access to HIV-related pharmaceutical services in 4 districts (Mulanje, Phalombe, Machinga, and Balaka) in South-East Malawi. S/he will provide technical support to Mulanje Pharmacy and the District Pharmacy Technicians. S/he is responsible for the quality of pharmaceutical services’ strengthening activities carried out under Tingathe to ensure improved drug supply chain management.

The person will report to the District Coordinator as needed and daily technical, administrative and operation report to the District Pharmacy Manager.


Essential Duties

  • Ensure proper management of supply chain management of the HIV related drugs and supplies.
  • Provide input into the annual planning process
  • Collaborate with pharmacists and DHOs in the development of DIP for HIV-related pharmaceutical services management
  • Submit monthly and/or quarterly work plans to the supervisor
  • Develop storage guidelines and standard operating procedures for pharmaceutical management of HIV-related medicines and medical supplies (ARTs, OI drugs, HIV test kits) in line with the national LMIS
  • Provide on-the-job training to district pharmacy technicians on pharmaceutical management of HIV-related medicines and medical supplies
  • Strengthen the district pharmacy technicians’ training capacity of health workers in hospital and health centres on pharmaceutical management including logistics and drug management systems
  • Strengthen the mentoring capacity of district pharmacy technicians


Monitoring & Evaluation tasks:
  • Strengthen HIV-related pharmaceutical data management in line with the national Health Management Information System and LMIS
  • Identify service gaps for HIV-related district pharmaceutical management and take remedial action

Reporting tasks:
Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the supervisor (narrative and statistical)
Provide input to and attend quarterly review presentations
Undertake any other duties as assigned from time to time by supervisor


COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Holder of Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Min of two years’ experience in the field
  • Familiarity with HIV-related pharmaceuticals, reagents and standard operating procedures and supply chain management
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fluent in English and Chichewa
  • Previous experience with HIV programs preferred
  • Strong communication skills  (oral and written)
  • Integrity and professionalism
  • Able to contribute to a positive enriching work environment
  • Team player




Application process:

 

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their applications to:

 

For physical delivery:

 

Executive Director

Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi

Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex

Area 13/92 City Centre

Lilongwe Malawi


Tel: 0880007457/0999970033


EMAIL: recruitment@tingathe.org 

 

Closing date for receiving applications is 20th November, 2020. Only short listed applicants will be acknowledged.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Mulanje
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    21 Nov, 2020

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