Dispenser to work in Kiryandongo, Uganda

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Organization Background
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading crisis response agencies, providing life-saving assistance and supporting recovery and reconstruction for people affected by war and natural disasters. Active in public health, education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, youth development, and protection and promotion of rights, IRC assists people from harm to home.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting refugees, vulnerable host communities and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, civil society, and the private sector. Currently, the IRC in Uganda has a presence across six sub-regions and six refugee settlements, implementing programming in the sectors of health, protection, and rule of law (PRoL), women’s protection and empowerment (WPE), economic recovery and development (ERD), education and livelihoods. IRC Uganda also implements cross-cutting programming focused on systems strengthening and accountability to affected persons. As part of IRC Uganda’s strategic ambitions, the IRC works closely with local actors, including civil society organizations, local non-governmental organizations, local and national governments, among others, to strengthen their capacity and with intentions of transferring more resources for locally led implementation and support to our clients.
Job Overview
Under the guidance of the Pharmacy Technician, the Dispenser will be responsible for dispensing drugs and ensuring timely reordering to avoid stock outs. The dispenser will ensure good storage practices of pharmaceutical supplies at the facility the full antenatal care package including screening tests at the facility and during community outreaches.
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Dispense drugs to clients.
• Conduct counselling of clients
• Ensure proper recording of drugs.
• Monitor drug stock and inform the supervisor.
• Participate in the drug stocktakings.
• Participate in CME and any other training organized by IRC.
• Provide health education on medicine use.
• Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation.
• Promote the vision, mission and the values of IRC as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.
• Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.



• Must have certificate in dispensing and pharmaceutical management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
• Must be registered with the Allied Health Professional Council.
• Must have a valid practicing license.
• Relevant work experience of at least two years with an INGO is essential.
• Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

                      Deadline for receiving applications is 18th January 2024.
Professional Standards
IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality.  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.

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