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Pharmaceutical Technician


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kenya
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Pharmacy
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date:

Requisition ID: req49799

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technician

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Hagadera, Kenya

Work Arrangement:

Job Description

Under the mentorship and supervision of the Pharmacist or designate, the Pharmaceutical technologist- will be involved in management of the pharmacy and drug management systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive, verify and record all incoming items in the Hospital drug store.
  • Issue and record all items duly requested by the consumption units in the prescribed format.
  • Ensure accurate filling and storage all the documents in the hospital drug store.
  • Supervise consumptions of items in the consumptions units.
  • Ensure accurate storage of all items in the Hospital drug store.
  • Regularly supervise expiry dates of all items.
  • Supervise on poor used and slow moving items and in consultation with the supervisor advice the prescribers/users accordingly.
  • Monitor the stock levels and in consultation with the supervisor to avoid unnecessary stock outs.
  • Record twice daily the temperatures in the cold room and the fridge.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of cold chain in the drug store.
  • Offer pharmaceutical advice when required.
  • Assist in preparation of consumption reports.
  • Conduct regular physical inventory to ensure compliance of records.
  • Do any other duty as assigned to you by your supervisor.

Key Result Areas

  • Accurate and timely documentation of all issues and received drugs and medical items.
  • Daily recording and tracking of temperatures in the cold room and the fridge.
  • Timely issue orders to the various units in the prescribed forms on their ordering days.
  • Accurate storage of drugs and medical items.
  • Tracking of expiries and slow moving items.


  • A Diploma in pharmacy from a recognized institution.
  • They must be enrolled by the pharmacy and poisons board.
  • At least three (3) years hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Computer literate.

Required Experience & Proficiencies:

  • A good excellent teammate.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and in the Somali language is an advantage.
  • Ability to work ethically in demanding environment.
  • Good customer care skills.

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must stick to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and implements policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.


Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. 

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