NGO Jobs – Pharmacy Technician at Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI)

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Pharmacist
About MRC/UVRI:
The Medical Research Council/Uganda Virus Research Institute (MRC/UVRI) Uganda Research Unit on IDS is seeking keen, experienced and suitably qualified Ugandans to join a team of dedicated clinical and research staff working on a trial of Adjunctive Dexamethasone in HIV infected Adults with Cryptococcal Meningitis.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Day to day dispensing and accountability activities of drugs including Investigational Product (IP).
·         Monitoring drug/IP stocks and timely preparation of orders.
·         Monitoring drug/IP expiry.
·         Developing and maintaining pharmacy SOPs under supervision of the Pharmacist.
·         Drug/IP integrity- storage, preparation and dispensing, emergency transfer, accountability and disposal, and documentation of all these processes.
·         Routine and preventive maintenance of pharmacy equipment e.g. fridges, freezers, safety cabinet etc.
·         Temperature monitoring.
·         Supervision of nurses whenever they assist in dispensing drugs.
Qualifications Skills and Experience:
·         Diploma in Pharmacy is essential
·         Up to date registration with Allied Health Professionals Council.
·         Additional training in other relevant areas e.g. Public Health, Research methods and ICP/GCP is added advantage
·         At least 2 years practice in a clinical setting is essential.
·         Experience in clinical trial setting is desirable.
·         Comprehensive and current understanding of common pharmaceutical products especially those used in HIV/ AIDS Care is essential.
·         Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines on human research and computer literacy with proficiency in word and excel are desirable. 
·         Others
·         Personal integrity, resourcefulness, forward and analytical thinking, reliability and openness, are core desirable attributes.
How to Apply:
Applications including copies of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, cover letter clearly indicating position applied for and names plus telephone and email contact of three relevant referees should be addressed to:
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
P.O. Box 49 Entebbe
OR send by email to: mrc@mrcuganda.org
Deadline:  8th March 2013 at 05:00pm
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
NB: This position will be remunerated according to the Ugandan MRC/UVRI Unit systems. The initial appointments will be for a period of up to 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
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