Project Pharmacists at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a Global leader in the fight against Pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment. 
EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 
EGPAF in Kenya   is recruiting for two Project Pharmacist to be based in Lodwar and Homabay

Reporting to the Care and Treatment Technical adviser, the Project pharmacist will coordinate and facilitate all the Pamoja Homabay project requirements on managing drugs, pharmaceuticals and non-pharms for Pamoja Homabay supported sites.

  • Work closely with the CHMT to support supply and management of drugs, pharmaceuticals and non-pharms for the supported region and sites, including coordinating CHMT support for the sub counties.
  • Will be the team lead for the supply and management (logistics, information management system) of drugs, pharmaceuticals and non-pharms as well as the one responsible for the results of this project area. 
  • Together with His/her supervisor, coordinate the Care and treatment  project officers to develop weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and review the Project officers budgets and requisitions for technical soundness as far as supply and management of drugs, pharmaceuticals and non-pharms is concerned.
  • Ensure all the central sites and stand along sites adopt the use of ARVs dispensing tool
  • Coordinate Identification of training needs and support implementation of relevant training modules targeting HCWs in supply and management of drugs, pharmaceuticals and non-pharms.
  • Support the project officers in their routine weekly sites support supervision along with sub county HMT Members.
  • Work closely with the SI TA to ensure all facilities are provided with the relevant targets and dash boards, and through the project officers ensure that these are updated on a monthly basis
  • Work closely with the project officers to ensure implementation and accurate, timely and reliable reporting of pharmaco-vigillence from all supported sites 
  • Work closely with the Technical Advisers to management of treatment failure.
  • Take part in the donor review meetings on a quarterly basis and SIMS sites visits
  • Coordinate continuous availability of vital commodities equipment, furniture and the various monitoring and evaluation tools required for functional pharmaceutical activities.
  • Participate in the various relevant TWGs in the county and supra county levels
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Must be a holder of B. Pharmacy from a reputable recognized university
  • Must be registered with Pharmacy and poison’s board and licenced to practise Pharmacy in Kenya
  • Experience in HIV programming including treatment monitoring and pharmacovigilance
  • Prior experience in working in the development world will be an added advantage
  • Experience working with MOH structures and other development partners is desirable
  • Must be a team player, mentor, trainer and possess effective leadership skills.
How to Apply
All applications should be sent to:  [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 11th September 2015

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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