Thursday, 16 February 2012

Jacaranda Health Pharmacy Consultant Job in Kenya

Background

Jacaranda Health is a new venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women.

Job Description

In 2011 we launched mobile clinic services providing antenatal care at community sites around northeastern Nairobi.

In the coming months we will open our first fixed maternity clinic. We are seeking a licensed pharmacist to work with us on a consultancy basis to design our pharmacy operations in the clinic.

The successful applicant should have at least 3 years’ experience in a busy pharmacy. Strong preference will be given to applicants who have experience setting up pharmacy operations in a comparable facility for the first time.

The candidate should be available immediately or with minimal notice required. The project will last approximately one month, and applicants for this project may be considered for a permanent position at the conclusion of this project.

In all our staff, we seek experience in maternal and child health, and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women. Jacaranda is an excellent opportunity to learn new clinical skills, and to receive mentorship on cutting-edge innovation in maternal health care.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advise Jacaranda Health on the setup and strategy for pharmacy operations in our first fixed clinic
  • Determine the key product offerings required for internal clinic use, and for external sale
  • Design internal and external safeguards regarding storage and dispensing of pharmacy products
  • Develop a detailed operations manual for Jacaranda’s pharmacy
Desired Qualifications

The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Hold a diploma or degree in pharmacy from a recognized university/college
  • Hold an active license from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • At least 3 years’ pharmacy experience following receipt of diploma/degree
  • Excellent analytical reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates with experience setting up new pharmacies, and/or operating pharmacies in low-income communities
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment
  • A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi, particularly experience living or working in communities in Eastlands
Additional Comments

Interested candidates may apply by submitting their CV to jobs@jacarandahealth.org.

Please include in the body of your email:
  • A description of past experiences relevant to this project (e.g., involvement in setting up new pharmacies)
  • How soon you could begin the project
  • Your expected monthly rate for full-time consulting support (net KSh inclusive of all allowances, excluding direct costs incurred in completing the work)
Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, February 12th, 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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