Project pharmacy manager

  • Full Time
  • Yaounde

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland is looking for a PROJECT PHARMACY MANAGER for its mission in Cameroon. This is a position that will cover various missions on all MSF projects in Cameroon.

The project pharmacy manager will have to define, implement, coordinate and supervise all pharmacy-related activities in the mission’s projects, in accordance with MSF standards and protocols and the directives of the mission pharmacist and the medical coordinator, and manage staff involved in the operation of the pharmacy to ensure adequate management of drugs and medical devices and the supply of the central pharmacy (or medical warehouse) and satellite units of the mission.

Place of work: Yaoundé with 80% of travel on projects

Type of contract: CDD with possibility of renewal.

Direct Manager: Pharmacy Manager

Missions / Responsibilities / Activities
Its specific responsibilities are among others

  • Support ordering and procurement procedures for drugs and medical devices to ensure inventory tracking for all pharmacies
  • Control the good management of stocks on all project pharmacies
  • Ensure the circuit and follow-up of the imports of drugs and medical devices at the level of the MINSANTE and the DPML (Derogation from technical visa, AOI, LANACOME if necessary)
  • Ensure the collection of data on the consumption of psychotropic and narcotic drugs from all MSF missions in Cameroon and the tracing of batches as needed
  • Follow up on endorsements of major psychotropics and narcotics
  • Provide support and technical analysis in the assessment of the local market (drugs and medical devices) for possible local purchases.
  • Support the Supply team for pharmacy activities in Yaoundé as a whole
  • Accompany the Supply team for the destruction of expired and damaged drugs
  • Provide support for capacity building in the management of pharmacies in the various projects
  • Ensure the gap of project pharma supervisors or mission pharmacists as needed.
  • Provide activity reports (Sitrep, management indicators, field visit reports, etc.).
  • In the event of emergency activities, support the teams in the organization and setting up of pharmacies with the standard tools used in the mission
  • Ensure the integrity of the cold chain in cooperation with the logistics team

Skills / Requirements / Qualities

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as a pharmacist
  • Prior experience with MSF or other NGOs in developing countries desirable
  • Computer skills required
  • Being bilingual in English and French is an asset Qualifications required: Staff management and development, Adherence to MSF principles, flexibility of behavior, results and sense of quality, teamwork and cooperation, ability to work with people from a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, open-mindedness, good communication skills, listening skills.

Candidate profile

  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Years of experience: Between 1 year and 3 years

Application documents

  • Work certificates
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae

Application instructions

A cover letter (to be sent to the Human Resources and Administration Coordinator); A recent detailed CV of two (2) pages maximum, with a valid email address and skype address; A copy of work certificates (and recommendations from previous employers if any)

All application files should be sent EXCLUSIVELY by email to:
The subject of the email must bear the mention “Pharma 2022”.

Only applications with this subject will be considered.
Deadline for receipt of application files: April 30, 2022 at 12 p.m.


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