Regional Pharmacy Program Assistants in Abuja, Nigeria

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Essential: Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences/Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D). At least 3 years' experience working in public health programs, with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. Proven record of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and implementing health projects conducted with disease control programs in low-income countries.
  • Desirable: Master of Public Health (MPH) Language: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English is strongly required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability and expertise in program implementation for the control of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.
  • Expertise in public health and broad knowledge of infectious diseases. Good knowledge of epidemiology.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, and collaborate with other experts and colleagues.
  • Good communication skills and ability to effectively interact with partners.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to foster integration and teamwork
  • Ability to respect and promote individual and cultural differences
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Ability to effectively use resources



  • Focal persons for pharmaceutical services in the regions
    All RPPAs will serve as focal persons for pharmaceutical services and perform the following functions,
    a) Attend all strategic meetings in the region
    b) Attend delegated meetings at the central level
    c) Provide monthly reports on the pharmaceutical service delivery in the regions.
    d) Attend centrally organized meetings
    e) Attend centrally organized trainings
  • Implement pharmacy activities at the regions
    The RPPAs will implement all pharmacy activities within the region and at the facility level. These activities include:
    a) Assist sites with forecasting /quantification, monitoring of drug distributions byIHVN at the Regional Level
    b) Oversee quality assurance and quality control issues at the facility by close monitoring of prescription patterns, ensure proper documentation, side effects monitoring (Pharmacovigilance), reduce dispensing errors etc
    c) Monitor site stock level at the regional level and communicate with central staff and external and sub partners
    d) Oversee drug logistics in the region i.e. stock-taking, proper drug storage, drug stock out and monitor the effectiveness of the pull system
    e) Provide regular and routine supportive supervision and mentoring to facility staff on dispensing and patient counseling, side effects monitoring, detection of lost to follow up (LTFU)
    f) Identify training needs and help with trainings as well as organize and conduct trainings regionally and at sites e.g. on Good Pharmaceutical Practice (GPP), Pharmacy care etc.
  • Monitoring report collection/collation at facility level
  • Monitoring drug distribution to facilities
  • Clinical reviews
  • Weekly enrollment
  • Regionally assigned responsibilities.


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