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UN Volunteer – Pharmacist with MONUSCO

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    UN Volunteers

    Closing date:
    01 Dec 2019

    Full description of assignment: http://bit.ly/37sRlhC

    Description of task

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

    • Responsible for developing, updating and implementing a mission list for drugs and medical consumables to suit missions requirements and based on generic drugs produced as per WHO standards.
    • Responsible to assist in the mission’s medical logistics planning, supervision, coordination and execution which includes procurement of medical equipment/consumables, drugs, medical kits, vaccines, condoms (male and female), blood and the management of all related medical systems’ contracts in the mission.
    • Is responsible for advising the CMO in the specification of drugs to be requisitioned, and for offering a prudent scale of issue for planning of re-supply.
    • Requisitioning of all Medical section’s requirements in collaboration with Procurement section, prepare Shopping carts and liaise with requisitioning unit for submission and follow-up of PO.
    • Asset management of all Medical section’s financial and non-financial assets.
    • Develops and maintains a system for ongoing inspections of drug safety in all Mission medical facilities.
    • Classifies and arranges medical equipment, consumables and non-consumable in their proper storage in the Medical Warehouse.
    • Offers day-to-day advice on pharmaceutical issues assist sister units (DDRRR, HIV/AIDS unit, corrections unit, etc) on requisitioning and receiving of items.
    • Provides assistance and guidance to pharmacies in UNOE level 1 clinics. Supplies consumable and non-consumable medical supplies to UNOE level 1 clinics and other sections as instructed by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or his delegate.
    • Prepares and distributes individual First Aid Medical Kits to UN staff as per instructions of the CMO or his delegate and gives administrative support in maintaining the records and statistics of the kits.
    • Receiving, filling and distribution of medical oxygen cylinders to UN clinics and hospitals upon request.
    • Ensures quality control and cost-effectiveness of medical logistics support in the mission.
    • Be motivated to learn the mission protocol for supplies by attending the appropriate training and practicing it for the section. This will include Umoja and other systems as and when required as per instructions of the CMO.
    • Packages drugs, medical supplies and equipment for onward transfer to UNOE Clinics located in different field locations as well as carrying out the administrative activities related to this task.
    • Liaises with Medical Support Section in UNHQ under guidance of CMO, for technical clearance of drugs and equipment when required.
    • Performs other related tasks as required and advised by the CMO or his designate.


    Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

    Education – Additional Comments:

    Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in pharmaceutical sciences or related fields. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree. At least to be a holder of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Pharmacy degree from an accredited university. Currently registered and licensed to practice as a Pharmacist in his/her own country or another UN member state. License validity should cover the deployment duration.

    Required experience: 36 Months

    Experience remark:

    2 to 4 years of relevant work experience.

    Language skills:

    • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
    • French(Mandatory), Level – Working Knowledge

    Area of expertise: Pharmacy and medical supply, Public health

    Area of expertise details:

    Microsoft office package, experience with SAP platform is desirable.

    Driving license: Yes

    Competencies values:

    Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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