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19-283: Emergency Pharmaceutical Officer - Hurricane Dorian Response
Country:Other
Department:Humanitarian Response
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Job Description

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

 

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private,voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Background

When catastrophe hits, International Medical Corps is often one of the first humanitarian aid organizations on the scene providing rapid and effective aid that saves lives, reduces suffering, and promotes self-reliance.

International Medical Corps has established an International Emergency Roster to ensure that emergency positions are filled in a timely manner with professionally qualified, gender balanced, geographically diverse, linguistically able, and a highly motivated corps of professionals. The team includes coordinators, logisticians, doctors and water and sanitation experts. It also includes specialists who focus on protection, prevention of sexual violence and aid for rape survivors and mental health.

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian , International Medical Corps is standing up a clinical staff to provide emergency healthcare as requested in the Bahamas.  

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Pharmaceutical Officer is to support the implementation of medical/surgical services in an emergency setting.

Main Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Ensure pharmaceutical services are implemented according to internationally accepted standards and/or relevant Ministry of Healt

  • Provide oversight for the initial orders of drugs and medical/surgical supplies and any GIK orders

  • Establish/utilize standardized data collection tools and train staff on accurate data collection in order to track distribution/tracking/consumption

  • Collect and analyze consumption data to adjust project objectives/plan additional specialized responses (rational drug use, FIFO protocols, etc)

  • Work with logistics/finance to ensure regular and adequate drug and medical supplies in order to avoid stockouts

  • Assist in hiring of necessary staff members

  • Analyze training needs and institute training for staff members as required, with an emphasis on hands on training

  • Work with medical team to implement standardized internal reporting

  • Any other relevant duties as requested by Medical Director/Team Leader

  • Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) or equivalent with at least 3 years experience after graduation;

Qualification

  • Minimum of five years of experience required, of which 3 years should be of developing country experience or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous NGO experience.
  • Will have excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Will have excellent self-motivation skills.
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources.
  • Excellent decision making skills.
  • Must work independently under difficult conditions.

In addition to the responsibilities referenced above, candidates can expect to be living and working in austere conditions. Lifting moderately heavy objects from the ground, carrying a backpack for extended periods of time, and walking or hiking in remote locations may be necessary to perform these functions.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.