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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Job Vacancy for Pharmacist at the Population Council

Company Description:

The Population Council is an international, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.

The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries in three major program areas - HIV&AIDS, Reproductive Health and Poverty, Gender, and Youth.. The Population Council works in collaboration with a broad range of Nigerian institutions.

We are seeking professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Pharmacist



  • The Pharmacist will set up and manage the day-to-day running of a pharmacy in a newly established Community Health Centre (CHC) for key populations and their sexual partners who engage in high risk behaviors that predispose them to increased risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that patient records are kept confidential
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions and requests
  • Fill bottles of prescribed medications and type and affix labels
  • Counsel customers by answering simple questions, locating items or referring to the Doctor for further medical or medication information.
  • Ensure that all pharmacy related reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Undertake any additional activities such as clerical and administrative functions as identified by the Medical Officer and Project Director.
  • Contribute significantly to the setting up of a pharmacy in the Community Health Centre (CHC).
  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the pharmacy
  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information obtained is complete and accurate
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • Maintain proper inventory of medications and supplies
  • Ability to travel within and outside Nigeria
  • Desired number of years of prior experience in a similar role – at least 3 years
  • Effective organizational, planning and administrative skills
  • Ability to work well individually and in a team
  • Level of Education – minimum B.Pharm. or equivalence MD, Masters of Public Health, in related field
  • General communication, supervisory & interpersonal skill level – Excellent
  • Language requirements – English - Excellent
  • Level of IT expertise required – Good
Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in PDF format (stating your current salary and salary expectations) to: clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names – starting with the surname first, then other names in the subject area of the email. Example:  Pharmacist (Rivers) – BEN, Joshua Ekong


  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
  • The Population Council is an equal opportunity employer. Nigerian national preferred


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