Pharmacist, Dispensing at International Medical Corps

Pharmacist, Dispensing at International Medical Corps


Job Title – Pharmacist, Dispensing

Location – Nigeria – NG (Primary)

Office – Katsina

Category – Global Pharmaceutical Services Unit (GPSU)

Date Needed By – 7/15/2024

Program Description (Background)

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Dispensing Pharmacist will be responsible to dispense medicines and medical commodities to beneficiaries, provide patient counselling, and keep accurate documentation of stock movement.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


  • Dispense medicines to beneficiaries, provide patient counselling, and keep track of consumption
  • In health facility settings, issue medicines to wards and maintain distribution records
  • Provide required medicine instructions, advice, and counselling to the beneficiaries while dispensing medicines.
  • Arrange and manage medicines and medical commodities in accordance with host country and internationally-accepted standard practices (tracking expiration dates, First Expire First Out (FEFO) policy, bin cards, stock cards, tracking registers, re-order thresholds, cleanliness, etc.)
  • Maintain daily, weekly, and monthly consumption records and share with pharmacy warehouse supervisor/manager accordingly.
  • Submit consumption reports in a timely manner.
  • Generate timely replenishment requests to prevent stock outs and ensure availability of essential medicines at all times.
  • Track over-utilized and under-utilized items to adjust requests.
  • Inform supervisor of pending stock outs, damaged medications, and others irregularities on a timely manner
  • Regularly check expiry dates on medicines and report expiries immediately to Pharmacy Manager/ Medical Director/SMT/ Responsible party as applicable.
  • Collaborate with other departments as needed to ensure smooth implementation and integration of services.
  • Provide health education/promotion to beneficiaries on appropriate use of medicines and adherence to medicine
  • When applicable, supervise Junior pharmacists (pharmacy assistants)
  • Conduct periodic and annual inventory of pharmaceuticals and other medical commodities
  • Prepare reports including reports on narcotic and psychotropic medicines consumption, expired medical commodity report to the National Drug Regulatory Authority etc.
  • Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, patient communications, re-stocking, and ensuring availability of essential pharmaceuticals and other medical commodities
  • Adhere to IMC Code of Conduct and internationally accepted humanitarian principles.
  • Act in a respectful and culturally-sensitive manner towards other colleagues & community.
  • Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibilities as and when needed.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Job Requirements


  • Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Typically, 1+ year of relevant experience working in dispensing.
  • Registered with MOH.
  • Basic understanding of and communication capacity in English, should know the national and regional languages
  • Ready to take initiatives with teamwork
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good oral and written communications in local language
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethic

Additional Technical or Language Requirements


As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report. If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.


International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

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