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Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) Job Vacancy

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Job Designation: Drug Dispenser
Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contract Start Date: First week of May, 2020.
Nationality: For Nigeria Nationals only

Job Description

  • PUI is now looking for a Drug Dispenser for its medical health team to implement mobile health clinic in Maiduguri.

Overall Mission
General Objective:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nurse in MHCs, the Drug Dispenser dispenses drugs to patients, gives indication on drug utilization, and monitors drug consumption, according to PUI procedures
  • S/he respects logistic and pharmacy procedures, fills in weekly orders and does inventory controls.

Drugs Dispensing:

  • Receive prescriptions from Clinician/ Nurse and Midwife, and verify that required information is on the form, and dispense it to the patient.
  • Notify the Nurse or Midwife of incomplete or inaccurate prescriptions; as unclear handwriting, missing dose, etc.
  • Dispense the medication to patients.
  • Give clear instructions how to take the drug, when, how long, how to store.
  • Advise and educate patients of any adverse side-effects of medicines.
  • Check if the patient understands the given instructions.
  • Prepare clear and detailed labels for dispensed drugs written in language that patients can understand.
  • Adhere to PUI practice policies and procedures for dispensing medicines, in particular those relating to controlled drugs.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Drugs Management:

  • Store drugs according to PUI standards and protocols.
  • Record and compile daily and weekly consumption form and send information to pharmacist.
  • Submit drug order to pharmacy on a requested basis.
  • Receive the orders from Pharmacy and inspect items, as to quality, quantity, and expiry dates. Provide the Pharmacy with feedback in case of irregularity.
  • Arrange stock by designation and in alphabetical order, with the earliest expiring stock at the front of the shelf and the first in first out techniques.
  • Monitor the supply quantity, expiration dates and quality of medicines and medical supplies.
  • Maintain accurate dispensing records and report weekly to the Pharmacist.
  • Apply specific hygiene protocols.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the dispensary and equipment.
  • Notify Pharmacist in a timely manner in case of a high consumption that may lead to low stock or stock out.
  • Ask advice from Pharmacist in case a drug is prescribed which is not available.
  • Together with Pharmacist assistant and /or MHC Team Leader conduct inventory control of dispensary on a regular basis;
  • Follow all safety measures and rules in the dispensary.
  • Notify the pharmacist assistant / MHC Team Leader immediately about any change in drugs, in form of appearance, colour, smell, etc.
  • Collect and file patients’ prescriptions.


  • Participate in meetings and trainings when required;
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by supervisors

Required Skills

  • Language Skills: Fluent in local languages – Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Acceptable knowledge of English (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Education Level: Secondary School, with skills in mathematics
  • A health background is desirable

Work Experience:

  • Desirable at least 1-2 years of experience in a health facility or work with MHUs / MHCs
  • Work experience with other NGO’s would be an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Communication: able to communicate clearly with respect for patients, caretakers, team members and supervisors
  • Motivation: shows commitment, flexibility and is service oriented
  • Team work: shows ability to work in a team.

Application Deadline: 22nd April, 2020.

To Apply
Qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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