Assistant Pharmacist Job Vacancy In Nairobi Kenya

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Date of expiration is Wednesday October 18th 2023 | Assistant Pharmacist Job Vacancy In Nairobi Kenya | UNSOS

Assistant Pharmacist Job Code

Department or Office: Somalia Office of the United Nations Support

Station of duty: NAIROBI

19 September 2023 through 18 October 2023

Nairobi (M) Job Opening Number: 23-Medical-UNSOS-216416

Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity are among the tenets of the United Nations

Institutional Goals and Reporting

This post is located in the Nairobi-based Centralized Warehouse Section of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS). The position’s primary point of contact will be the Chief, Inventory-Stock Control/Acquisition Unit.


The NO-A level assistant pharmacist will be in charge of the following tasks within the scope of their authority: Inventory and Purchase:

maintains and keeps an eye on the pharmacy’s inventory.

supports the development of specifications for medications, medical supplies, and equipment.

receives authorized online requests for goods and services and confirms requests in accordance with the monthly needs of the relevant sections or units. ensures that supplies are quickly distributed to the asking offices or departments in accordance with approved requisitions.

Monitors the supply levels in the stores; performs routine inventories of consumables in the supply stores; alerts the supervisor to disparities seen and to supplies that need stock replenishment as soon as possible. makes sure that the items’ expiration dates are tracked and observed

helps with the routine tasks of the medicine Section’s pharmacy and medicine warehouse.

assists in the pharmacy’s and warehouse’s monthly write-off of expired products, including medicines, medical equipment, and consumables, and submits reports with the write-offs’ details.

maintains and keeps current pharmacy-related records.

maintains and protects the pharmacy’s correct storage conditions for medicines and medical supplies.

inspects all supplies that are brought into the medical section.

fulfills requests by packing and preparing medical consumables and supplies for distribution to diverse sectors.

aids in the delivery of medical supplies to all areas through transportation.

helps to keep an eye on the Mission’s supply of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, consumables, vaccines, condoms (male and female), and blood. Services for patients:

provides daily guidance on medical difficulties.

Giving UN employees access to medication and related supplies while providing them with the necessary knowledge and instructions on how to use and consume them.

explains the pharmacology of the medications to clients and alerts them to potential hazards.

prepares and provides administrative support for the maintenance of records and data on the first-aid medical kits for each member of the UN staff.

other corresponding tasks as needed.


PROFESSIONALISM: Exudes pride in one’s work and accomplishments; exhibits professional competence and subject matter mastery; is diligent and effective in meeting commitments, adhering to deadlines, and producing results; is driven by professional rather than personal concerns; demonstrates perseverance when faced with challenging issues; and maintains composure under pressure. assumes responsibility for incorporating gender ideas and making sure that men and women participate equally in all aspects of the workforce. Considers all individuals who receive services as “clients” and aims to understand situations from the perspective of clients. builds and maintains successful relationships with clients by earning their respect and trust. determines the needs of clients and connects those needs with suitable solutions. to stay informed and foresee issues, keeps an eye on ongoing events both inside and outside the clients’ environment. informs clients of project developments and obstacles. meets the deadline for delivering the client’s ordered goods or services. TEAMWORK: Cooperates with coworkers to accomplish organizational goals. Asks for comments while sincerely appreciating the opinions and skills of others and showing a willingness to take advice. prioritizes the needs of the team over your own. supports and carries out the ultimate group decision, even if it may not exactly match the individual’s position. accepts joint responsibility for team failings and shares praise for team successes.


undergraduate standing in pharmaceutical studies.

Job-Specific Requirements

It would be ideal to have a medical logistics certificate for pandemic. It would be ideal to have working knowledge of the Supply Chain Planning Tool (SCPT) and certification as a Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Practitioner. A supply chain management master’s degree is preferred.

Experience at Work

A minimum of two years of steadily increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical work or a related field are necessary. Being familiar with the UN or other international organizations is preferred. Requisitioner experience using an ERP system is preferred.


The working languages of the United Nations Secretariat are English and French. English proficiency (both oral and written) is necessary for this role. NOTE: “Knowledge of” means a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas, whereas “Fluency” is a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand).


An assessment exercise and a competency-based interview may both be used to evaluate competent individuals.

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