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Pharmacy Coordinator at Medecins du Monde


Medecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations, the world over, including France. It seeks to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, and to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. MdM operating in Nigeria, Borno state since October 2016.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Pharmacy Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Employee: Fixed-term contract
Duration: 6 Months

Job Description

  • Under the supervision of the deputy general coordinator and in close collaboration with the health advisor at the headquarters, you are responsible for the overall management of the pharmaceutical, kits and nutrition commodities and material needed for the projects. You manage a deputy pharmacy coordinator and you work closely with the pharmacy advisor at the HQ.

Main Responsibilities
Stock Management:

  • Ensure the proper stock management of consumables, drugs, medical material, nutrition products and kits, particular stock management, temperature and cold chain at warehouse in MdM offices, with frequent visits to the field 
  • Ensure the storage of drugs by donor
  • Ensure the storage conditions in the pharmacy store
  • Ensure the proper elaboration and reception of international and national orders 
  • Ensure that monthly inventory is properly conducted at warehouse and satellite pharmacies
  • Ensure the collection and evaluation of the weekly/monthly drugs/items consumption 
  • Manage alert on drugs / items quality and ensure incident report

Technical Support and Capacity Building:

  • Coach the pharmacists on pharmaceutical management at warehouse 
  • Participate in the organization of drugs protocols training for MdM staff and/or MoH health workers
  • Perform regular field visits to control and supervise the pharmacy activities
  • Support the program department in the preparation of budget 
  • Train and support medical supervisors and pharmacists on stock management, consumption, drugs order request/receptions, donations from partners and reporting
  • Set-up a capacity building plan 
  • Support the program and logistics departments on pharmacy orders

Team Management:

  • Organize weekly / monthly work plan for the pharmacy team 
  • Conduct the performance appraisal of the deputy pharmacist and ensure each team member gets an appraisal 
  • Ensure proper support and supervision of the performance of drug dispensers at field level
  • Participate on the recruitment process 
  • Facilitate regular team meetings within the pharmacists/drug dispensers’ team as well as with other MdM health sectors

Communication & Reporting:

  • Ensure information is shared to field teams when alert on drugs/items quality 
  • Communicate with partners and participate on regular basis to inter-agency pharmacy meetings
  • Ensure the centralization of all drugs/item’s information available on the mission
  • Contribute to donor reporting by providing relevant data and indicators
  • Provide regular reporting on activities.


  • Pharmacy Master / Doctor
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine / Public Health could be an added value
  • 3 years’ experience, ideally with initial field experience and/or pharmacy stock management experience
  • Experience in working with partners
  • Ability to work and live in a volatile security context
  • Languages: English is mandatory and knowledge of French would be an asset
  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.
  • Experience in emergency humanitarian settings
  • Ability to work quickly, under pressure, and with short deadlines

Conditions of Employment

  • Gross monthly salary: 2,860 euros
  • Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
  • Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
  • Insurance (repatriation…)
  • Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (minimum of 1 day per week onsite), minimum of 6 months seniority required
  • Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
  • Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
  • Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
  • Guesthouse housing
  • 22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
  • 5 weeks of paid leaves per year
  • Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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