Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New- born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

In Dar es Salaam, MDH supports the Government of Tanzania through the Municipal councils of Dar es Salaam City Council; Temeke, Kinondoni, Kigamboni and Ubungo Municipal Councils Together with Amana, Mwananyamala and Temeke Regional Referral Hospitals in implementation of the program on HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). In order to strengthen the care and treatment of PLWHA in Dar es salaam, MDH on behalf of the above-mentioned Municipal Councils and Regional Referral Hospitals seeks to employ the following staff;

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Technician (3 Posts)

Location: Dar es Salaam City Council, and Kinondoni Municipal Councils

Reports to: Facility In-charge

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ensuring that the storage and dispensing area is clean, safe and conforms to laws governing pharmacy and
  2. Projecting consumption estimates for each drug item on monthly
  3. Ordering drugs from main store of your respective district store according to anticipated Monthly requirements by filling authorized tools i.e. ordering and requisition
  4. Receiving deliveries and counterchecks and sign off all drug
  5. Keeping records of all receipts and issues. Maintain bin card for each item and keep a running balance
  6. Storing, distributing and controlling the stock and ensures uninterrupted supply of drugs at all times by ensuring Max-Min stock level of 2/1 Month at all
  7. Redistributing the nearly expiring drugs to sites that can consume them before the expiring
  8. Controlling and separate immediately the damaged and expired drugs from the shelves/cupboard and keeps all set aside for
  9. Monitoring prescriptions from dully authorized prescribers for appropriateness and discrepancies.
  10. Dispensing/refilling all
  11. Providing medication adherence counselling to
  12. Maintain records of all drugs issued to patients to dispensing register, paper based and or
  13. Preparing and submit Monthly drugs consumption report which includes stock level and number of patients on ARVs per regimen to district Supply Chain Officer before 5th of the next
  14. Providing drugs information to patients including other member of the clinical staff
  15. Maintaining confidentiality and keeps patient information and records secure
  16. Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the site

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills:

  1. At least a Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized
  2. Certificate of registration from Pharmacy
  3. A minimum of three (3) years in the field of
  4. Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  5. Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and
  6. Ability to work under pressure and stringent

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Submit your application before 29 December 2023


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