5 USAID RHITES Pharmacy Technician Job Opportunities – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the
transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today,
because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the
USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West
Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability,
accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention,
care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family
planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and
treatment and other primary care services. The project is implemented in 15
districts in the South-West Uganda.
Job Summary: The Pharmacy
Technician will provide medication and other health care products to patients.
The incumbent will carry out routine tasks to help prepare prescribed
medication for patients; and supports pharmacological services by stocking,
assembling, and distributing medications.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will dispense medications
    including ARVs and OI Medicines according to prescriptions made by
  • Plan, quantify, forecast and monitor usage
    of medicines and ensure rational use of drugs.
  • Provide appropriate information to clients
    on indications, contra-indications, dosage and side effects of medicines
    and interactions.
  • The jobholder will record pharmacy data
    including missed appointments, all the drugs dispensed to the clients,
    names of the drugs and the patients to whom the drugs were dispensed both
    electronically and manually
  • Counsel clients -on adherence, keeping
    appointments, and identify treatment technicalities to promote quality
    medicine use at the clinic.
  • Maintain pharmacy inventory by checking
    pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed
    medications and supplies; timely quantify and prepare orders for
    medicines; verifying receipt; and removing outdated drugs.
  • Continually monitor stock and storage of
    products to ensure that no expired or damaged stock is promptly removed
    from the store.
  • Manage the physical receipt, verification
    and safe storage of drugs received at the facility.
  • Prepare and submit monthly and activity
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the USAID Project
    Pharmacy Technician job opportunity should hold a diploma in Pharmacy or
    its equivalent. Must be registered with Allied Health Professionals
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    working in an HIV setting.
  • Good knowledge of the national supply
    chain management system and drug regulation. Excellent written and verbal
    communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resource Manage, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala,
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 14th April 2017
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