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Job Title: Pharmacy Program Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Organisation: Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria

Our Institute is a leading provider of treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other infectious diseases with headquarters in Abuja and Regional offices in Benin, Jos, Kano and the Federal Capital Territory.

We seek a competent, self-starting and result-oriented candidate to fill the position of sole pharmacist at a clinic in Abuja which caters to a population most-at-risk for HIV. The candidate will be sensitive to patient needs and will be able to equally cater to patients participating in a research study as well as regular clinic patients.

Job descriptions:

•   Filling of prescriptions and counseling of patients on the use of drugs, especially antiretroviral drugs;

•   Developing weekly report on drug utilization

•   Recording of reported cases of drug interactions and side effects

•   Maintenance of cold chain for thermolabile drugs

•   Inventory management including monitoring of drugs’ shelf life, disposal of expired drugs and reception of drug deliveries

•   Ensure good pharmacy practice and proper data management at facility.

•   Ensure patients are appropriately counseled on the administration of antiretroviral drugs.

•   Monitors adherence and miss refills

•   Monitors and educates on Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) of Antiretroviral drugs

•   Monitor regimen switch liaising with the clinicians

•   Collate and analyze patient by regimen from drug monthly consumption data and develop trends

•   Develop drug orders for restocking of pharmacy.

•   Match drug order requests with drug receipt to ensure drug suppliers supply what was requested

•   Verify drug delivery in the stores and make the necessary documentations

Qualifications and Experience:

1.   BPharm, Additional qualification will be an advantage

2.   At least 1 year experience in Pharmacy HIV/AIDS, TB or Malaria program

3.   At least 2 year of post-NYSC experience in Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Industry, Pharmacy Logistics

4.   Experience in pharmacovigilance will be a plus.

5.   Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

Method of Application

Application letter and detailed curriculum vitae in Microsoft word format should be forwarded to the Senior Human Resources Officer.

Candidates should indicate appropriate positions and preferred locations in their application letter. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: 22nd March, 2013.

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