Associate Director, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management Job in Nigeria

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Associate Director, Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Associate Director - Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management will be a key member of the senior management team and will provide strategic direction for the implementation of various health interventions including pharmaceutical care and logistic pipeline management.
  • H/She will oversee a pharmaceutical and logistic team of managers providing technical support in capacity building, pharmaceutical care service delivery for PLHIV on HAART and adjutant drugs at the HQ to supported facilities providing HIV/AIDS care and treatment services that are consistent with the national HIV/AIDS plan in Nigeria.
  • Work with pharmaceutical and logistic team to analyze, report and provide direction on patient per regime.
  • Support pharmaceutical care for differentiated care model, patient monitoring-ADR, Treatment failure management and regime sequencing.
  • Design and coordinate the implementation of pharmacy best practices across all ECEWS supported sites.
  • Ensure the development, dissemination and application of appropriate pharmaceutical services SOPs and training curriculum across supported sites.
  • Assist the store’s department in implementing SOPs for the warehouse in line with Good Pharmaceutical Storage Practices.
  • Monitor the efficient ordering and Last Mile Distribution (LMD) of commodities from the National Central Procurement & Distribution system and provide feedback as necessary.
  • Assist in planning, monitoring, and tracking the timely and correct quantification, purchase requests, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other commodities.
  • Tracking, monitoring, and inventory analysis of all pharmacy stock employing the use of monitoring tools, spread sheets and databases.
  • Monitor and review pharmaceutical care performance and identify associated potential problems and activities across states and proffer immediate and long-term solutions.
  • Support the implementation of a pharmaceutical care for differentiated care model, patient monitoring-ADR, Treatment failure management and regime sequencing.

Minimum Recruitment Standard

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and an Advanced Degree in Public Health or Social Science will be an added advantage.
  • At least Ten (10) years post NYSC experience of running/implementing public health programs preferably in the NGO context.
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation, and management of pharmaceutical and logistic best practices in HIV/AIDS program or any other public health intervention program
  • One to three (3-5) years of leadership experience (e.g. projects, teams, initiative) and influencing teams.
  • Thorough understanding (based on experience) of Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety in the HIV program.
  • Registration with the relevant Pharmacy regulatory bodies in Nigeria.
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with HIV care and treatment medication.
  • Must have previous experience working in a multidisciplinary team in a clinical setting.
  • Proven experience in pharmaceutical quality assurance.
  • Thorough understanding and experience with computerized logistic management systems of HIV commodities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the demonstrable ability to develop written reports for decision making.
  • Familiarity with standards and federal/state regulations affecting pharmaceutical and logistic practices.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
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