Living Goods Pharmaceutical Technologist Assistant Branch Manager Job in Kenya

Aug 8, 2017

Living Goods 

Job Vacancy: Pharmaceutical Technologist Assistant Branch Manager

Living Goods is offering opportunities for licensed pharmaceutical technicians to support our operations in Kenya. 

Located within a county and supporting 1 or more branches, Pharmaceutical Technologists will provide expertise and support on pharmacy supply chain management and handling of medicines at the branches and by CHVs, training and coaching branch staff and CHVs and government relations. 

 
The ideal candidate is results focused, can manage multiple priorities and is able to coach and motivate colleagues and CHVs.

Reporting: Responsible for 1 or more branches. Reports to the Branch Manager at host branch (day to day) and Branch Manager(s) at other branches and has a dotted line into the Procurement and Pharmaceutical Manager.
 
Location: LG branches in the counties of operation (currently Kiambu, Nakuru, Kisii, Kakamega, Busia).

Key Responsibilities:

Pharmacy Stock Management
  • Ensure all branch staff adhere to the pharmacy stock management procedures and that all pharmaceutical products received meet all protocols pertaining to; storage, labeling, tracking, recall and recording and disposals.
  • Alert the Pharmaceutical and Procurement Manager of issues related to pharmaceutical stock including quality and quantity issues
  • Provide technical support and training in dispensing, handling and management of pharmaceuticals to branch staff including any new procedures.
CHP support
  • At assigned branches, monitor the dispensing of medicines by CHVs in the field to ensure compliance of all treatment and dispensing protocols and undertake pharmacovigilance.
  • Support the branch team in the delivery of health training during in service trainings, and support the training teams during base trainings within their county.
  • Provide support to assigned CHVs as may be required in the capacity of an ABM.
Staff training and coaching
  • Deliver continuous skills training on relevant health topics and coach branch staff within their county to improve health knowledge.  Advise the Pharmaceutical and Procurement Manager on areas where additional support is needed.
  • Gather and share best practice in health and pharmaceutical management within their branches and more widely across Living Goods.
Government Relations
  • Work closely with the County and Sub County pharmacists and other relevant government officers to ensure harmony and excellent relations. Continuously consult on pharma related issues and represent the branches in pharmaceuticals fora in the county. Escalate concerns to the Government Relations team.
  • Allow access and accompany authorized officers (as per the provision of Cap 244) to carry out inspections. Respond to concerns that may arise.
Qualifications
  • Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology required (NOTE: must be registered with Pharmacy and Poison Board) and have your license available for use.
  • Diploma in Health or Business related areas; 
  • Minimum 1 year experience in health or community related work.
  • Ability and willingness to work extensively in the field.
  • Ability to interact with community elders, Community Health Volunteers and clients.
  • Team player with drive for results. 
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability to test new innovations and learn fast.
  • Proficiency with Ms-Word and Excel and general computer proficiency. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English & Kiswahili.

Please note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be considered.

Compensation: A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  

The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

How to Apply
 
To apply for this position please CLICK HERE to visit our career page and apply through our applicant tracking system. 

What is Living Goods? Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. 

Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. 

By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.
 
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.

Life at Living Goods: Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of underserved communities. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. 

At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day.

If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

For more information about Living Goods, please visit: www.livinggoods.org
 
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