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We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

TEAM/PROGRAMME: OperationsLOCATION:  Mogadishu, Garowe and Addado
 CONTRACT DURATION:12 Months – Expected start date is June 2020
Child Safeguarding:Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
ROLE PURPOSE:The role of the Pharmaceutical management specialist is to oversee the procurement, storage and distribution of pharmaceutical commodities and other supplies to FHWs as outlined in the FHW Compendium, working closely with implementing governments’ capacities.
SCOPE OF ROLE:Reports to:  Chief of Party

Number of direct reports: 0

Dimension of Role:

Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 14 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $90 million annual budget turnover, more than 70 active awards at any time and over 550 staff.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:·         Coordinates the quarterly ordering, storage and monthly/weekly distribution of drugs and supplies for the female health workers;

·         Ensure the proper labelling and storage of drugs and supplies in the warehouse and make sure that drugs are used before their expiry dates;

·         Keep safety stock of essential drugs for emergency use;

·         Make timely request of drugs and supplies based on the average consumption rate in line with the essential drug list;

·         Ensure that program supplies are available in a timely manner;

·         Comply with all policies and regulations related to safety, cleanliness and infection control in the pharmacy;

·         The Pharmaceutical management specialist will monitor the utilization of the pharmaceutical commodities to ensure they reach the intended recipients and are used appropriately.

·         Development of systems for commodities distribution, management, and tracking, including use of LMIS.

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURSLeading and Inspiring Others (Accomplished)

  • Communicates our vision, values and strategy and encourages others to share them
  • Influences others positively to achieve team goals
  • Recognises and celebrates the contribution and success of individuals and the team
  • Takes a flexible and positive leadership style, adapting to the situation or needs of the team
  • Demonstrates humility in leadership of others

Delivering Results (Accomplished)

  • Maintains a broad strategic perspective at the same time as an awareness of the detail of a situation
  • Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance
  • Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)

  • Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
  • Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
  • Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
  • Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Problem Solving and Decision Making (Accomplished)

  • Uses data and evidence to drive decision making for quality improvement
  • Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts
  • Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
  • Takes decisions when decisions are due and is prepared to account for them.

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Accomplished)

  • Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
  • Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise
  • Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team

Communicating With Impact (Accomplished)

  • Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence
  • Promotes dialogue with key stakeholders through active listening and effective questioning
  • Adapts communication style to maximise support and engagement
  • Advises others on different approaches to influence key stakeholders
  • Seeks out new methodologies for communication to engage new audiences

  • A university degree in Pharmacy
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience developing pharmaceutical management capacity at the decentralized level in developing countries
  • Demonstrated experience adapting tools, guidelines, and systems to improve pharmaceutical (including cold-chain) movement, stock management, and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience successfully implementing a variety of individual and organizational capacity development approaches for pharmaceutical management to develop long-term capacity improvements
  • Experience developing and adapting electronic pharmaceutical management tools and databases
  • Demonstrated experience supporting improvements in pharmaceutical movement, stock management, and reporting
  • Experience working in pharmaceutical management of public sector is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork and facilitation skills
  • Willingness to be based within a remote county
  • Commitment to Save the Children values
CODE OF CONDUCTBecause Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through below email


Closing Date will be 16th March 2020


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents