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Medical Commodities Manger – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

Medical Commodities Manger – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement; October 27 2023



Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: Medical Commodities Manger

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Deadline: Nov 3, 2023





Job Description

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website for reporting misconduct:

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

  • Ensure a close follow up and updates of the National Drug Supply Regulation particularly in regard to pharmaceuticals importation permits and restrictions.
  • Lead Rational Selection and quantification of Pharmaceuticals/medical commodities for Country Mission need, based on National/International Treatment protocol, morbidity data, population demography, stock status and IMC’s priority for intervention.
  • Collaborate in budgeting and prepare Pharmaceutical and other medical commodities orders together with Health, Nutrition and Logistic coordinators.
  • Support and participate in all Pharmaceutical and medical commodity supply processes and facilitate proper stock management and transport/storage procedures, in order to ensure the availability of essential medicines in all projects avoiding expiries/overstocks and stock-outs and ensuring its overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Monitor Pharmaceutical Information Management system/PIMS implementations, collect and analyze consumptions of Pharmaceuticals and medical supplies dispensed/used on regular basis, identify discrepancies between consumption reporting and morbidity pattern and enforce compliance to protocols and report on unusual patterns
  • Supervise IMC run/supported health facility pharmacies across the mission, ensuring the proper implementation of IMC minimum quality standards in PSCM and National treatment protocols, EML and good dispensing practices to be followed by all staff
  • Collect and analyze stock indicators according to physical/ automated records (stock levels, pre-stock-outs, over-stocking, donations, expired products, not moving stock, disposal across different projects and together with the respective sectors Managers take corrective decisions when necessary
  • Function as technical Pharmacy support regarding all questions related to pharmaceutical information, medication use (protocols and rational drug use), management of side effects, adherence issues etc.
  •  Regular technical visits to project sites to ensure appropriate follow-up of activities and management of field pharmacies supported/run by IMC.
  • Ensure appropriate storage and management of supply of narcotic and psychotropic medicines with respect to national legislation and permit traceability for these specific products.
  •  Lead Local medical commodity’s vendor Prequalification processes in collaboration with sector coordinators/managers to ensure local medical commodities purchases are made from approved sources when the situation permits.
  •  Ensure the proper disposal of Pharmaceuticals and medical commodities according to National Regulatory Authority Safety standards and waste management protocols, and international standards.


  • Ensures that all inventories of Pharmaceuticals and medical commodities are updated and participates in reporting according to IMC guidelines.
  • Establish a medical commodities dispatch and monitoring system during regular programing and any emergency response.
  • Ensure medicines and medical supplies are stored, transported and handled in keeping with IMC and international guidance to ensure safety and high-quality assurance of pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintain stock inventory and monitor consumption of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in partnership with health and nutrition teams.
  • Work closely with the program team, especially the health and nutrition team during identification, request, procurement, dispatch and utilization of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.
  • Work with logistics and coordination team to predict needs and prevent stock rupture.
  •  Lead or advise field IMC quality assurance process for supplies arriving in warehousing and pharmacy.
  • Lead or advise IMC local supplier prequalification process.
  •  Deliver, design, and oversee training of pharmacy and logistics staff in pharmaceutical/ medical commodities supply chain management.
  •  Ensure pharmaco-vigilance in the project and appropriate reporting.

Job Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy (B pharm and registered License) required, with master’s in public health preferred.
    • Minimum five years’ experience in pharmaceuticals/medical commodities supply management with strong focus on primary and secondary health care of which three years at management level.
    • Experience in establishing new pharmaceutical/medical commodities management systems or establishing new pharmacies.
    • Experience in complex cold chain management.
    • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, BHA, ECHO and NGOs preferred.
    • Knowledge and experience of budget preparation and management preferred.
    •  Profound cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issues.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes.
    •  Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Amharic required; working knowledge of local languages preferred.
    • Must be able to demonstrate cross-cultural awareness and maintain a positive working relationship with clients and colleagues with professionalism and integrity.
    • Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving particularly in limited resource settings.
    • Experience in managing, training, and motivating multiethnic and multicultural teams.
    •  Prior experience working with international non-government organizations (INGO) is an asset.

    Compliance & Ethics:

    Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:
    Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.



How to Apply


Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter and CV by clearly stating the position and location that you are applying for through On OR before November 3, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.



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