Pharmaceutical Technologists at Marie Stopes Kenya

On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
2 Positions
Location: Kitale (1) and Mombasa (1)
Reporting to: Center Manager
Probationary Period: 3 months

Salary Range: KShs. 32,000

Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 Years)
The Pharmaceutical Technologist will be responsible to performing tasks related to pharmaceutical drugs. 

They include dispensing drugs as prescribed to the clients

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a marketing-focused resulted oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide quality family planning and reproductive health services in more than 43 countries world-wide. 

Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) is a non-profit social business, working with local partners and the government of Kenya to provide quality, affordable and accessible Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services. 
MSK is part of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) global partnership, and works to improve the health and quality of life of women, men, and their families.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individuals right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

It is a role requirement that the job holder must fully comply with, promote and live MSI CORE VALUES: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures good inventory management practices, of the medicines and medical supplies, at Marie Stopes Kenya Center
  • Oversees the acquisition (prepares drug orders) and disbursement of drugs and medical supplies in the Center outpatient department.
  • Ensures rational use of drugs at the Center with focus on improved therapeutic outcomes based on appropriate drug use.
  • Ensure maintenance of cold chain.
  • Liaise with the program pharmacist regarding drugs and medical supplies orders and buffer stocks
  • Monitor drug consumption at the center pharmacy store and submit timely regular stock level and drug consumption reports to the Program Pharmacist.
  • Keep records of serious untoward incidents e.g. drug errors, poor quality, expired drugs as requested by Program Pharmacist
  • Keep up to date stock records and information on stock of medicine and medical supplies with a view of improving inventory management practices.
  • Prepares medicine needs projections and submits orders to the Program Pharmacist and Center Manager.
  • Any other duties that maybe assigned by the line manager.
Skills and Experience


  • Diploma in Pharmacy from accredited institutions by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Enrolled Pharmaceutical Technologist with Pharmacy and Poisons Board.
  • Minimum of two (2) years post training experience in the same position.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Good communication skills – Kiswahili and English
  • Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects and proper administration.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to train other assigned staff as necessary.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSI is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. 

There are 13 key behaviours that MSI encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution

Innovative: Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
Effective Communication: Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
Responsive: Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
Working Efficiently: Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
Sharing Information: Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
Focus on Learning: Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
Commitment: Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
Driven: Drive and determination to deliver results
Accountable: Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate
Embracing Change: Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
Motivated: Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential
Team Player: Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other

How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
[email protected]
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 16th November, 2013

Due to the urgency if the position, applications will be reviewed as they come.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Pharmaceutical Technologist Kitale/Mombasa’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer         

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