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International Rescue Committee Pharmacy Technician in Bidibidi - Yumbe District, Uganda

Requisition ID: req14577

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

Job Description

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has its country office in Kampala and field offices in Lamwo, Arua, Kiryandongo, Kyegegwa and Bidibidi-Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming.

Job Overview

The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for planning, procurement distribution and management and accountability of medical supplies and equipment and ensuring adherence to the MOH standards.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Coordinating project activities that involve the management and storage of Commodities including pharmaceutical supplies and medical equipment.

  • Ensuring the availability of cost-effective, safe, efficacious and rational use of Pharmaceutical products through the use of different tools e.g SPARS.

  • Strengthening the process of Logistics management of supplies in alignment With MOH guidelines.

  • Ensure tracking and accountability for all medical and pharmaceutical Products as well as related supplies used by the health facilities.

  • Support forecasting and quantification of supplies obtained from the warehouse.

  • Support good storage and distribution practices at both warehouse and facilities.

  • Prepare monthly reports for both the donors and internally as IRC.

  • Use and regular updating of the available Pharma inventory systems like Rx solution.


  • Provide regular feedback to the Pharmacist and health manager on stock status of medical supplies and equipment.

  • Assist in preparation of donor reports.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

    Key Working Relationships


    Direct supervisor: Health Manager

    Support: Pharmacist

    Other: Logistics, finance, admin staff.


    Govt. of Uganda: District Health Team and other district officials

    Other: NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region


  • Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution.

  • Active Registration with the Allied Medical Practitioners Council with proof of practicing license.

  • At least 2 years of work experience in an NGO setting.

  • Having concern for quality and standards, and ethics and integrity.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to enhance good interpersonal relationship.

  • Good report writing skills.

  • Good stores management skills.

  • Good knowledge and application of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.

    Please note:Deadline for receiving applications isMay 4th2021.

    The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

    We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

    All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here:

    IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.