Pharmacy Technician at Medecins Sans Frontieres Spain

Job Description




·       Ensure storage, classification and organization of drugs, medical material, therapeutic and non-therapeutic food according to MSF protocols and national regulations.

·       Ensure in cooperation with logistics department that temperatures, humidity and light exposure are in accordance with drugs in pharmacy using standard tools, like daily control of temperature.

·       Ensure in cooperation with logistics department that cold chain is functioning properly.

·       Ensure that there is enough space available for receiving and checking orders.


Stock Management

·       Ensure efficient management of stock depending on drug consumption done or previewed.

·       Follow up movements of drugs and material, i.e. entry, exit, destination.

·       Keep record with files about all drugs and medical material according to protocols both on paper based & computer based tools.

·       Update stock files upon arrival of new orders or when preparing a supply to send.

·       Carry out regular physical inventories.

·       Know colour and normal aspect of all drugs in order to identify possible deterioration.

·       Keep record of all drugs dispensed with reference details of prescriptions and patients.

·       Manage EPREP stock as per MSF protocol; by doing proper follow up of expiry date and physical inventory.

·       Regularly update emergency boxes found in MSF Cars.

·       Cover gaps of pharmacy manager, flying pharmacy manager in capital and any pharmacy related position at field level, when needed.



·       Supply drugs, medical material, therapeutic and non-therapeutic food to MSF projects according to orders that were validated by the pharmacy manager.

·       Check quality and state of orders received checking package status, packing lists, expiry dates and batch numbers.

·       Analyse orders of depending on project activities in order to avoid ruptures of stock or having expired drugs in collaboration with Pharmacy manager.

·       Supply drugs and medical materials to medical boxes located in MSF office, MSF Houses and MSF Cars.



Hygiene and Security

·       Ensure proper disposal of expired medicines according to MSF safety standards and waste management protocols in collaboration with pharmacy supervisor & logistics department.

·       Always keep closed and locked all areas of warehouses and storerooms when not in place.

·       Do not allow people not related to pharmacy management enter in those areas without prior authorization.

·       Ensure cleanliness and tidiness of pharmacy area.



·       Look after all equipment provided.

·       Ensure that no material is taken out of pharmacy without prior authorization from pharmacy manager.



·       Inform line manager of possible ruptures of stock or drugs that are close to expiring.

·       Inform line manager about any unusual or unexplained request or use of drugs.

·       Inform line manager of any problems that might be linked to work of pharmacy as well as problematic equipment or material (ex. broken, missing).



·       Participate in preparation of any document linked to work of medical staff.

·       Be aware of any document regarding detailed responsibilities of pharmacists (ex. order procedures, stock thresholds).

·       Participate in team meetings and possible trainings.

Job Requirements


·       Minimum Diploma in field of Pharmacy from a recognized institution by the government.

·       Minimum Two years of work experience in a government health facility setup. Experience with MSF or other NGO is a plus.

·       Languages: Local language & Mission language is essential.

·       Computer literacy; MS Excel, MS Word & internet.

Personal skills needed

·       Responsible and respectful with rules and regulations.

·       Genuine interest and commitment with MSF activities.

·       Due to the nature of  MSF operations’, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable

·       Capacity to work as part of a team

·       Trust ability, motivation and ability to learn fast

·       Pleasant polite attitude at all time

·       Ability to act as part of multi- cultural multi- disciplinary team

·       Motivation to represent MSF to other actors

All applicants should send a CV, cover letter, educational records, work certificates, VALID PROFESSIONAL LICENSE and copy of national ID card either by email to (please indicate ¨On the subject box: the vacancy title, ¨your name¨  ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR COVER LETTER) OR give in person to MSF Spain Gambella , Addis Ababa Office.

 Posting date: 24 Jan 2020

Closing date: 03 Feb 2020

 We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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