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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Project Pharmacist Job at Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Pharmacist 

Jobs at:
Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) 

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, 11th September 18 by 5:00pm. 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 03 September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the legal body of Catholic Bishops of Uganda implementing the Kampala HIV/AIDS Protect through its Health Department with funding from the infectious Diseases institute (IDI) Under the inter Medical Bureau Coalition, (IBG) the project provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in Private-Not For-Profit (PNFP) Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, The UEC would like to till the following positions with qualified and highly motivated candidates able to work with a dynamic project team at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat.

POSITION : Project Pharmacist

The project pharmacist will be responsible for providing support for drug management processes within the Kampala HIV/AIDS Project, collecting, synthesizing and transmitting data & information related to health supplies utilized by the project. SI he will also coordinate with Medical Access Uganda, Joint Medical Stores, and National Medical Stores in order to ensure that there are no ARV stock outs in the HCFs. The job holder will be responsible for activity planning, execution/implementation, capacity building, quality management, supporting M&E and ensuring that project objectives and targets are achieved in alignment with PEPFAR and MOH policies and standards.

Qualifications A Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized institution; Post graduate training in Public Health, Project Management is an added advantage. Valid registration with the Pharmaceutical Association to practice in Uganda is a must.

Roles and responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and manage supply chain for ARVs, elaboration; reagents and drugs for opportunistic infections.
  • Conduct training of KHP supported HCFs in forecasting drug needs, procurement, tracking inventory and monitoring pharmaceuticals and other health supplies.
  • Ensure that the KHP logistical information system for ARVs, 0! drugs and reagents is harmonized with the national system.
  • Develop, strengthen and integrate ARVs supply systems with HCF overall pharmaceutical management systems‘
  • Set up or strengthen Drug and Therapeutic Committees. set guidelines for their operations, monitor and evaluate their impact on pharmaceutical management systems.
  • Support HCFs to properly account for all diagnostic and pharmaceutical supplies‘
  • Develop the capacity of HCF pharmacy teams to forecast and manage Pharmaceutical supplies
  • Represent UEC in health logistics meetings convened by MQH and other partners.
Required knowledge, skills and competencies:
  • At least 3 years clinical experience in HIV/AID$ and TB treatment
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HIV epidemic control and the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and targets
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of HIV and TB treatment global/national standards policies, guidelines and best practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and technical experience, working with different stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in training, mentoring, supervising and managing staff in a clinical setting
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively
  • Self-driven and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners tact and in a level-headed and effective manner
  • Excellent computer skills: Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Internet, and e-mail)
Job application procedure
Eligible and interested candidates should submit their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, testimonials to the address below not later than Monday, 11th September 18 by 5:00pm. The Secretary General, Uganda Catholic Secretarial, Plot 672, Hanlon Road, Nsambya Hill, P. O. Box 2656 Kampala. The Full Job descriptions can be accessed on the UCMB website at