3 Pharmacy Technician Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization.
IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and
Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications and have impacted
on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over
41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May
2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of health
sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of
Job Summary: The
Pharmacy Technician is responsible for a new project called the TB Screening
Improves Preventive Therapy Uptake (TB SCRIPT) Trial.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintaining study drug management system in place including study
    product receipt, control and strict accountability;
  • Maintaining strict accountability for receipt and disposition of all
    study drugs
  • Ensuring proper storage condition of study drugs
  • Monitor expiration dates of study drugs, remove from stock any
    expired drugs and maintain documentation of such actions
  • Conduct monthly physical inventories of study drug
  • Receiving, verifying and filling the orders for study drugs from the
  • Ensuring adequate stock of study drugs at the clinic.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date pharmacy files.
  • Maintain a buffer drug management system including projection of
    need, ordering, receipt, control and strict accountability.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the rest of
    the study team.
  • Prepare a weekly work plan/work schedules

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should Diploma in Pharmacy.
  • Prior experience working as a Pharm Tech on trials and/or
    longitudinal studies
  • Good working knowledge of TB and HIV care and treatment
  • Fluency in Luganda.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrate experience with management of study data.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under stringent deadlines and to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications delivered to:
The Human Resource
Infectious Diseases
Research Collaboration (IDRC),
Plot 2C, Nakasero
Hill Road next to Uganda Blood Bank.
P. O Box 7475
Kampala, Uganda.
  • All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
    submission: Current CV, typed application letter, the contact details of
    three work related referees not relatives and copies of academic
  • Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the
    applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.
  • Applications cannot be amended following submission.
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates Will Be Contacted Further.
  • IDRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process
    neither does it use the services of any recruitment agencies.
Deadline: 16th October 2019 before 5:00pm

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