Position: Pharmacist

Location: UKHYA pharmacy       
Reports to: Health Program Manager

Position Summary:

S/he is responsible for all program medicines received and dispatched from ALL the RI Pharmacy and clinics.  S/he will maintain the inventory control system and ensure accurate documentation for the receipt and dispatch of all medicines.  S/he will ensure the security of all program medicines and report all losses immediately.  The Pharmacy officer will be responsible for staff supervision and management within the Pharmacy (pharmacists’ assistant, casual laborers, etc). 

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

Pharmacy Stock Management

  • Complete full count and quality check of all goods received to the Pharmacy.
  • Complete accurate Goods Received Note (GRN) for all items received in the Pharmacy and report on any discrepancies or losses or quality issues immediately.  Prepare way-bills, packing-lists for each shipment.
  • Ensure all medicines are appropriately stacked and labelled.
  • Make a physical inventory of the stock (and pharmaceutical) with Operation Staff every month.
  • All forms completed accurately and timely – GRN, Stock/Bin Card, WH Ledger, Discard, Loss, Theft, Waybill, SRF, etc.
  • Create and issue DONATION LETTERs for all items/equipment being delivered to partners.
  • Re-packing and labelling all shipments for onward delivery.
  • Supervise loading and unloading at the Pharmacy; check any arrival of goods, quantity and quality.  Oversee casual labour.
  • Overall maintenance of the Pharmacy; report any issues immediately.
  • Request and track pharmacy medicines needed for re-packing and storing – tape, labels, boxes, wrap, spray paint, etc.

Pharmacy Security

  • Ensure adequate security personnel complete timesheets and perform services as required.  Report any issues with security guards immediately.
  • Complete Incident Report for any concerning events and notify Office immediately.  Document any breakage or theft with photograph support.
  • Ensure fire extinguishers and first aid supplies are in place and kept appropriately stocked.

Pharmacy Staff

  • With Office and HR support ensure casual labour is appropriately hired and paid; supervise persons for loading/unloading. Ensure documentation of hours worked and payment is done according to RI standards.
  • Supervise additional Pharmacy staff and pharmacy staff.

Communications and Reporting

  • Maintain a Pharmacy ledger inventory for all program medicines; keep updated daily for all received and dispatched goods. 
  • Provide weekly reports on the movements of medicines in/out of Pharmacy
  • Track and report on all transport shipments in/out of Pharmacy.
  • Ensure WBs and GRNs are documented and returned for all items received and dispatched.
  • Maintain filing on site for all Pharmacy documentation.
  • Ensure Gift in Kind items are specially marked and tracked according to same standards as program medicines.
  • Communicate regular updates on shipment tracking for receipt and facilitate shipment from Pharmacy to partner or intend beneficiary.
  • Coordinate closely with RI Operations team on the tracking and arrival of all shipments from Procurement.


Education                   Master’s degree in M. Pharm

Work Experience       Experience working with INGO in Cox’s bazar is preferable

  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principals, emergency program management and security management in high risk environments
  • English language required
  • Flexibility, team work, creativity and strong sense of humor essential for functions in this position
  • Solid programmatic, organizational planning and technical skills, with a proven ability to work under pressure and solve problems in fast paced environments
  • Willingness to provide capacity building trainings to staff.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The position is based in Ukhiya. Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to hrcxb@ri.org or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In front of Police line, Kolatoli Cox’sbazar-4700 on or before 20th January, 2019.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

You may check our website at www.ri.org to know about our organization.