The Global Pharmaceutical Services Officer will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the global pharmaceutical services team. The GPS Officer works in close collaboration with mission pharmaceutical teams, global logistics, operations and finance desks and technical unit advisors to affect a good management, development, supervision, and support of International Medical Corps’ country missions in delivering quality pharmaceutical services across the board.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
• Assist in the design, development, review, circulation and documentation of pharmaceutical management tools, guidelines, SOPs and manuals.
• Participate in the preparation and reviewing of proposals as prepared by field mission teams, which includes editing and proofreading the pharmaceuticals section to support continuous quality improvement of pharmaceutical services and the medical supply chain in all IMC operations globally.
• Conduct literature reviews to determine the current best practice, standards and procedures for medical procurement, medical storage, distribution and pharmaceutical management including rational prescribing and dispensing at health facilities.
• Manage timely and proper reports (internal, financial, donor, special and other) and their flow within and without International Medical Corps including review, analysis, and compliance with deadlines.
• Backstop the daily operations of the country pharmaceutical programs to ensure continuance through appropriate response to mission and program needs, and emerging issues as well as sharing of lessons learned, and best practices.
• Review, maintain and update the pharmaceutical services internal web portal to make it more user friendly and functional for use by all other internal stakeholders and field mission staff.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
• Typically, a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, International Relations, Business Administration, International Development or related fields.
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
• Typically, 3+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical supply chain field.
• Proven experience in working with Microsoft Office software, specially advanced skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and constantly changing environment;
• Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
All offers of employment at International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme from the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR). In accordance with this, we will request information from an applicant’s previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
The Global Pharmaceutical Services Officer will be responsible for providing administrative assistance to the global pharmaceutical services team. The GPS Officer works in close collaboration with mission…