Pharmacist Jobs at Shining Hope for Communities

On Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Open Position: Pharmacist

Location: Kibera, Nairobi                                    

About the Organization:


Shining Hope for Communities has developed an innovative, community-driven model to combat inter-generational cycles of poverty and gender inequality in Nairobi’s Kibera slum. We link free schools for girls to accessible social services for all. In August 2009, we founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first entirely free school for girls in Kibera. The second step of our model provides the community-at-large with tangible benefits through a community center adjacent to the school. The unique services we offer include sanitary eco-toilets, a library and cyber café, gardens and food security, gender violence support, microenterprise for HIV positive women, a youth center, access to water, business and literacy training, and hundreds of jobs. We also operate the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic, which specializes in primary care and maternal health. By investing in health and economic success through a school for girls, we demonstrate that benefitting women benefits the whole community, cultivating a community ethos that makes women respected members of society.


Reports to: Clinic Operations Manager


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Dispense drugs and counsel patients on the proper use of drugs dispensed
  • Take part in supply chain management to ensure that essential stocks are available in the pharmacy at all times
  • Monitor stock levels of drugs and place orders when necessary
  • Keep appropriate documentation for accountability and research needs
  • Monitor storage conditions i.e. expiry status and security of the pharmaceuticals

Education and Experience:


  • Diploma in pharmaceutical technology
  • Three years experience of the same
  • Knowledge and experience working with CCC
  • Computer knowledge will be preferable
  • Comfortable using OpenMRS


Key Competencies

  • Exceptional, organizational, planning and management skills.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills
  • Problem analyses and problem solving skills
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Initiative
  • Confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Comfortable working in an informal settlement

To Apply: Please email your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

Deadline to Apply: January 21st, 2013

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