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Pharmacist – Samaritan’s Purse

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Pharmacist – Samaritan’s Purse, September 28 2022
Organization: Samaritan’s Purse
Position: Pharmacist
Deadline: 10.02.2022
Employment: Contract
Salary: N/A
Location: North Wollo different sites Amhara Region, North Wollo Department: SP Ethiopia, Amhara

Job Description:

The Pharmacist will assist medical staff in the management and stocking of the pharmacy and stock room in support of Samaritan’s Purse North Wollo different sites MMNU. The Pharmacist will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of care as the health team treat patients.  The workload is intensive and requires a team of dedicated health professionals to meet the ever- increasing demand for specialized medical care in the affected Region. Therefore, the Pharmacist will support the MMNU as well as provide support to recovering Health Centers as needed. At times the pharmacist may be called upon to fulfill duties not directly involved with this job description.

Job Requirements:

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Key Responsibilities

·       MAIN REASON FOR THE POSITION – Manage and stock pharmacy and storeroom directly supporting Samaritan’s Purse MMNU. Provide pharmaceutical care and supervision to patients/beneficiaries according to adapted and updated medical knowledge according to SP and Ethiopia Government protocols, values and universal infection control standards to improve the patients’/beneficiary’s health status.


·       Manage storeroom inventory of pharmaceuticals and medical supply.

·       Manage supply trackers, including tracking the number of items used per day and knowing when to re-order items.

·       Work with staff to ensure care and communication is culturally sensitive.

·       Ensure storeroom is properly secure; ensuring storeroom is locked whenever storeroom staff is not present.

·       Manage the stock of portable pharmaceutical and supply bins, ensuring they are prepared for staff to take to the field sites.

·       Maintain storeroom following SP protocols, including monitoring temperature and proper storage of medications.

·       Support clinical leadership to enforce compliance with standard infection prevention and control guidelines.

·       Participate in the accurate clinical documentation and collection of epidemiological data, checking its validity and informing the M&E Manager and HPM as appropriate, about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness or medical error (s).

·       Support the HPM in monitoring the proper functioning of the mobile medical unit, equipment, supplies, or pharmaceuticals.

·       Ensure patient confidentiality is respected at all times.

·       Support clinical leadership to provide training and mentoring to other clinical staff in dissemination of new knowledge or protocols.

·       Other duties as assigned.

·       Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for ministry, donors and voluntaries.

Skills Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·       Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.

·       Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

·       Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.

·       Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.

·       Must be a humble team player

·       Ability to be flexible and adaptable.

·       Willingness to travel in and out of the field.

·       Must have analytical and report writing skills.

·       High level of integrity and stewardship

·       Committed to the SP values and ethics

·       Proficient in making clinical decisions in the care of the patient population serving.

Education / Experience Needed

§  Master’s Degree in Pharmacy.

§  BA+ four year experience.

§  Has experience of 1 year in pharmacy or hospital setting, preferably in low-resource setting.



·       Amharic, required

·       English, required





Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands will be dependent upon situation and event.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

o   Travelling

o   Work in a security context that is fluid

This is a non-contractual document that can be varied from time to time as circumstances dictate. This job description is intended to summarize the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All SP staff is expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.



How To Apply:

Interested applicants can send only updated CV and application letter to [email protected] no later than October 2, 2022. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Pharmacist”


This Position is for 3 Month Contract with possible of Extension.




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