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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Maiduguri | Nigeria
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Pharmacy
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-17

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Pharmacist coordinator (M/F) - Nigeria

Maiduguri (Nigeria) | Nigeria

For more than 30 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.
Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.
MdM currently works in more than 40 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.
Violence in the northeast of Nigeria has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement. It has disrupted food supplies, seriously hindered access to basic services, and limited agricultural activities. Since February 2016, as humanitarian access is increasing, extreme food insecurity and malnutrition conditions have been revealed in Borno state.
As of 3rd August, 1.82 million people are estimated to be displaced within/from Borno state, 1.63 million of them actually stayed within the state. Most of them (more than 1.2m) are living in Maiduguri with the host community and others in formal and informal camps.
MdM has started since October 2016 an emergency response to this crisis, in the Borno state. In 2018, MdM strategy in Borno state focused on improving access to:

  1. Free comprehensive primary healthcare services
  2. Quality nutrition treatment for malnourished children
  3. Mental health and psychosocial support
  4. Lifesaving medical care, holistic referral services for survivors of gender based violence


Under the supervision of the medical coordinator, you are responsible for the quality of medicines and medical material and you are in charge of the implementation and follow-up of qualitative medical supply to the MdM programme in Nigeria.

More specifically, your responsibilities are to:

1-Team management
-Organize weekly/monthly work plan for the pharmacy team and submit to the medical coordinator
-Ensure the pharmacists give proper support and supervision of the performance of drug dispensers at field level
-Conduct the performance appraisal of the pharmacists
-Participate in the recruitment process of the pharmacist team and drug dispensers
-Provide technical supervision of pharmacists and drug dispensers

2- Management of pharmacy and medical stock
-Ensure the proper stock management of items, temperature and cold chain at warehouse in Maiduguri and sub office, with frequent visits to the field
-Ensure the storage of drugs by donor
-Ensure the proper elaboration and reception of international orders and the request and reception of donations
-Ensure that monthly inventory is properly conducted at warehouse and satellite pharmacies
-Ensure the management of expired/damaged drugs according to Nigerian National protocols
-Ensure that field drug supply is achieved according to the needs and on time
-Ensure that field teams store and transport drugs from and to the field in proper conditions
-Support logistics team on drugs importation or local purchases procedures
-Ensure the collection and evaluation of the weekly /monthly drugs consumption and conduct the analysis of drugs and consumable needs
-Ensure that pharmacists anticipate the shortage of drugs, overstock and pre-expired and take the prompt action

3- Technical support and capacity building
-Train and support medical supervisors and pharmacists on stock management, consumption, drugs order requests and receptions (national or international orders), donations from partners and reporting
-Build capacity of national staff with the objective of nationalizing the position of pharmacist coordinator
-Provide training on reporting
-Support the medical and logistics department on pharmacy orders
-Participate in the organization of drugs protocols training for MdM staff and/or MoH health workers
-Train and technically support the medical department team, including health program coordinator and medical supervisors on specific topics
-Perform regular field visits to control and supervise the pharmacy activities

4-Communication and reporting
-Communicate with partners and promote regular pharmacist meetings
-Ensure the centralization of all drugs information available on the mission and contribute to monthly analysis
-Contribute to donor reporting by providing relevant data and indicators

Fixed-term contract
6 months
Starting date: March 2019
Salary: 2 763 euros gross monthly salary on 13 months
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost (home-work), vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Pharmacist diploma
Diploma in tropical medicine / public health could be an asset
Experience at similar position in humanitarian sector
Experience in working with partners

Ability to manage priorities
Ability to develop, organize and give trainings
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptation, flexibility
Ability to work in multicultural environment and in emergency context

Languages: English is mandatory

You are committed to MdM’s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.

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