Project Pharmacy Manager is needed to work Remotely

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Project Pharmacy Manager, Remote
Organization: Relief International

Project Pharmacy Manager

Location: Head Office (US, UK or France)

Position Location: Remotely based


Project Pharmacy Manager

We are currently recruiting a Project Pharmacy Manager to join our Supply Chain team.

This is a remote position open to candidates globally.

At Relief International, we are committed to building a representative , inclusive and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from minoritized backgrounds those who bring lived experience of the contexts in which we work.

We are proud to be a global recruiter, hiring people from around the world. We offer competitive salaries and benefit packages for all staff, that are applied fairly and transparently. This means we are unable to advertise the salary as it is dependent on the local job market of the staff member, we will inform shortlisted candidates of the salary range as part of the selection process.

Note you must have the right to work in your home-based location and that national terms and conditions will apply.

This role is classified as requiring advanced pre-employment checks.

About Relief International.

Relief International (RI) works in 15 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and chronic poverty.

About the Opportunity.

RI has recently entered into a partnership with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to implement a four-year project medical supply chain project. This project will focus on building the capacity of 20 local pharmaceutical and medical device suppliers in four countries where Relief International (RI) has existing programming: Afghanistan, Yemen, Myanmar, and Syria.

Providing technical leadership, the project Pharmacy Manager working in close collaboration with the Project Director and project Supply Chain Manager, will support activities of the project deliverables.

Your responsibilities will be

Be part of the core Takeda project team.
Ownership for project objectives
Ensuring project objectives are met through close collaboration with and managing the country project teams and sub-contractors in the 4 countries
Lead on national health stakeholders to ensure buy-in and support for the project and its sustainability post project (medical regulatory authority, ministry of health, pharmacy associations, public sector medical procurement departments).
Work with national peer health stakeholders to ensure their understanding, and engagement / support for the project (iNGOs, Health Clusters, aid management partners, UN stakeholders.
Reach out to other iNGOs active in the project countries to harmonize product portfolios, and develop support for quality standards
Champion the RI database for medical products including the RI Medical Supply List (MSL), manufacturers, distributors to include relevant quality data about products and suppliers
Help the Supply Chain and Procurement Coordinator on sourcing and verifying medical assurance quality certificates with local suppliers to enable RI to conduct and improve local medical supply procurement
Support sub-contractor activities as agreed in the sub-contractor agreement, and Collaborating with the Pharmacy advisor, lead in conducting regular reviews and assessments of sub-contractor work and progress and providing inputs into required reports
Contribute to the selection of local suppliers and the execution of the capacity building plans in the target countries
Project management and reporting

About You.

You will bring the following experience and skills.

A Masters or Bachelor’s degree or higher in pharmacy or a related field, OR equivalent working experience.
Proven experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders in challenging environments, and working with large medical supply components in complex contexts,in donor driven, humanitarian markets
Track record in project progress monitoring, tracking and reporting, qualitative and quantitative
Knowledge of donor and other international medical quality assurance standards , and skills with host country institutions, and international organizations.
Comprehensive understanding of medical product quality assurance certification
Demonstrated experience in coordinating programs with a technical scope similar to the activity, especially focusing on medical procurement & supply chain.
Ability to speak and communicate effectively, and to tailor messages to different audiences.
Being able to successfully operate in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and technical areas.
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
Able to act independently to identify and analyse problems and recommend effective solutions.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities, meeting deadlines.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Fluency in English required.
Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs, unless they meet every single requirement. If you’re excited about this role, but your experience doesn’t align with every criteria described, we encourage you to apply anyway, you could be exactly what we need!

How to apply.

To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.

You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter .
The cover letter should be two pages, and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
Closing date: Please apply immediately we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, therefore we may withdraw the position from the jobs board before the closing date.

As a humanitarian organization, Relief International is committed to the safeguarding of all those we come into contact with through our work. We are committed to the core humanitarian principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the values and behaviors outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.

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