IRC Uganda Jobs 2022 – Diploma Pharmacy Technician

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Job Title: Pharmacy Technician – IRC Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station: Imvepi, Uganda



International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.



Job Summary

The pharmacy technician will provide medication and other health care products to facilities. S/he will perform routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication for patients; and supports pharmacological services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications. S/he will supervise and provide oversight over the dispensers and continuously provide capacity building to the dispensers in health commodity management.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating project activities that involve the management and storage of Commodities including pharmaceutical supplies and medical equipment.
  • Ensuring the availability of cost-effective, safe, efficacious and rational use of Pharmaceutical products.
  • Strengthening the process of Logistics management of supplies in alignment With MOH guidelines.
  • Ensure tracking and accountability for all medical and pharmaceutical Products as well as related supplies used by the health facilities.
  • Support forecasting and quantification of supplies obtained from the warehouse.
  • Support good storage and distribution practices at both warehouse and facilities.
  • Prepare monthly reports and activity reports for both the donors and internally as IRC use and regular updating of the available Pharma inventory systems like Rx solution.
  • Ensure capacity building of dispensers and staffs handling medications through regular updates on new guidelines and good pharmacy practices through regular mentorships and coaching sections.
  • Plan, quantify, forecast and monitor usage of medicines and ensure rational use of drugs.
  • Maintain pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; timely quantification and prepare orders for medicines; verifying receipt; and removing outdated drugs or expired inventory.
  • Manage the physical receipt, verification and safe storage of drugs received at the warehouse.
  • Maintain a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.



Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2022

  • Have a Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution.
  • Active Registration with the Allied Medical Practitioners Council with proof of practicing license.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a NGO setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Proficiency in Computer Microsoft office applications; Word, Excel and Power point.
  • Excellent communication skills and analytical skills.
  • High level of integrity.



How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: 24 th  January 2022



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