NGO Jobs – Pharmacist at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Title: Pharmacist

Organisation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Kampala, Uganda

: Chief of Medicine

AHF Uganda:

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
(AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in
Los Angeles California, and is the largest community-based provider of HIV
treatment and care in the United States of America.
AHF registered in Uganda as AHF-Uganda Cares, is collaboration between the
Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free
HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained
AHF-Uganda Cares to date operates in 15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala,
Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Amuria,
Butambala, Gomba, Serere, Hoima and Tororo and supporting 21 clinic sites
across Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • S/he
    plans and forecasts for program drugs and medical supplies (including
    laboratory commodities and medical equipment)
  • Job
    holder receives and verifies drugs and medical supplies delivered to the
    central stores
  • S/he
    ensures timely delivery and adequate stocks of drugs and medical supplies
    in all sites.
  • Provide
    information and advice regarding drug interactions, side effects, dosage
    and proper medication storage.
  • Participates
    in staff capacity building through staff training, support supervision and
    mentorship activities.
  • Advise
    procurement team on the selection of medication brands, medical equipment
    and health-care supplies.
  • Analyze
    prescribing trends to monitor patient compliance and to prevent excessive
    usage or harmful interactions.
  • Collaborate
    with other health care professionals to plan, monitor, review, and
    evaluate the quality and effectiveness of drugs and drug regimens,
    providing advice on drug applications and characteristics.
  • Publish
    educational information and provide continuing medical education for other
    pharmacy staff, doctors, and/or patients

Skills & Experience:

  • The
    minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy, from a recognized
    university or its equivalent. Courses that are not a B.Pharm degree must
    clearly demonstrate that the holders of such degrees can practice as
    Pharmacists in the country where the qualifications were attained, and candidates
    should attach copies of notarized academic documents from country of
  • A
    minimum of three years working experience of which two must be in HIV
    related field.
  • A
    demonstrable skill in use of computerized / electronic Logistics
    management systems is required.
  • S/he
    must be registered by the pharmaceutical society of Uganda or its
    equivalent; if trained and practicing outside the country.

to Apply:

All interested candidates
with the above qualifications and experience should send their C.V, photocopies
of their relevant academic qualifications and application letter with 3 work
related references addressed to;
The Regional Human Resource Manager,
AHF-uganda cares Secretariat
Plot 1, Baker Road, nakasero Hill.
P.o. Box 22914, Kampala
Or by email:

Friday, 26th April, 2013

NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted

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