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LOGISTICS MANAGER / PHARMACIST (1) – TENABLE IN GABORON


This position will serve as a logistics manager and pharmacist for the TB/HIV research activities at CDC Botswana. Duties include but not limited to the procurement, storage, inventory, preparation, accountability, record keeping, labeling and finally disposition of study products, such as drugs, reagents, clinical supplies and instruments, for TB/HIV research. Additionally, the incumbent will assist with logistics of transitioning research activities and materials to other organizations. Due to the nature of existing and future research studies, the incumbent should be a licensed and Botswana registered pharmacist and will plan and perform pharmacy activities and study product management. The position will also be responsible to manage the entire order cycle so as to enhance business development and ensure sustainability and customer satisfaction. Must work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team setting and educate clinicians and patients about drug side effect and benefits.

Requirements

ACCOUNTABILITIES
  1. Maintains bulk and individual accountability records for all study drugs, data files, reagents, clinical supplies and instruments used in TB/HIV research, which includes maintaining records of the receipts and disposition of all study materials. Retains copies of all record related to the study materials, i.e. order forms, receipt for transfers, returns, packing slips, and inventory orders). Distributes supplies to study sites, ensure that supplies are stored safely and under required conditions. (30%)
  2. Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers (15%)
  3. Plan and implement the logistics of transitioning research activities and materials to other organizations (15%)
  4. Prepares bottles and small packages to dispense to study patients in accordance with prescriptions of medical officers. Makes recommendations to patients and medical officers on dosages. May prescribe selected drugs independently of medical officers. Ensure that there are no contraindications to therapies prescribed, and seeing to the destruction of unused study drugs. (20%)
  5. Educates patients and clinical staff about drug side benefits, side effects and potential drug interactions. (15%)
  6. Ensures all relevant approvals from the Botswana Drug Regulatory Board have been obtained before study activities begin (5%)
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned by Associate Director for TB/HIV Research or Senior Medical Officers in Gaborone or Francistown.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Qualifications:
  • A degree in Pharmacy (RPh or Pharm D.) is required for this position.
  • BS in Business Administration, Logistics or Supply Chain, has added advantage.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration with Botswana Health Professions Council as a Pharmacist in Botswana is required.
Experience:
  1. Minimum of 4 years’ experience as a practicing pharmacist.
  2. Experience working on supply management, preferably as a logistics manager
  3. Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  4. Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects
Post Entry Training:
Must complete Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training on an annual basis.
Language Proficiency:
  • Must be fluent (level IV) in English.
  • Working Knowledge in Setswana (III) is highly desirable.

Benefits

The organisation offers a competitive package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing date and application instructions

All applications must include a comprehensive CV, with certified copies of certificates as well as two professional references and must be submitted to:
The Human Resources Coordinator
Tebelopele Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre
Private Bag 112
Gaborone
Or hand delivered to Kgale Court, Plot 127, Unit 16
Or email to: recruitment@tebelopele.org.bw
Closing date 4th March 2016 before end of business
THE POST IS FOR ONE (1 YEAR) CONTRACT WITH RENEWAL POTENTIAL.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

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