MSF Switzerland

Pharmacy Storekeeper Not assigned to DOH

  • Duhok
  • MSF Switzerland
  • Posted date: 4 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-02-17

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Job Title: Pharmacy Storekeeper Not assigned to DOH

Job In Duhok

Company: MSF Switzerland

Start Date: 2024-01-31

End Date: 2024-02-17

Job Description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organization providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics. We are seeking to employ a candidate for the following position:

Pharmacy Storekeeper

Not assigned to DOH


Place of work: Duhok Pharmacy

Applications Deadline: 17/02/2024


Main Purpose of the job:

Execute the pharmacy/medical warehouse storing activities in order to keep pharmacy stock above security level and following recommended conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) under the supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor, and in collaboration with the logistics team.



  • Supervising material orders and dispatching in order to ensure rational use.
  • Receiving orders and deliveries, identifying potential disparities against cargo manifest or others and reporting them, and stores materials in accordance with the system in force, in order to ensure continuous availability. It includes:
  • Ensuring good storage conditions of all medical items in the pharmacy in accordance with pharmaceutical standards in order to ensure continuous availability.
  • Ensuring correct fill in entries on the stock cards and software.
  • Carrying out or participating in regular inventories including EPREP stock.
  • Following up stock levels with regards to alarms thresholds, stock out, expiry dates and drugs to expire in the following 6 months.
  • Preparing orders of the different consumption units (departments, wards, others), ensuring proper packaging and dispatching and reporting any anomalies or changes in consumption patterns to the Pharmacy Supervisor. Informing Pharmacy Supervisor as soon as stock reaches alert limit.
  • Controlling warehouse facilities in order to ensure materials are kept in good keeping conditions, it includes:
  • g. Monitoring temperature in the warehouse and Ensuring that products requiring cold chain are suitably stored and transports received, stored, and prepared and transported appropriately according to MSF Supply and Cold Chain protocols.
  • Ensuring cleanliness of premises (stock pharmacy) and in close collaboration with the logistics department, maintaining refrigerating equipment.
  • Controlling warehouse limited access to authorized personnel and ensuring doors and other exits are secured. Immediately informing the line manager of any problems arising in the course of the work, particularly with regards to damage, loss, attempted break-ins or theft in the warehouse.
  • Ensuring that items to be quarantined (on-going quality alerts) or to be placed in quarantine zone (batch recalls, expired or damaged items) are removed from the stock and safely locked.
  • Following up stock levels with regards to alarms thresholds, stock out, expiry dates and drugs to expire in the following 6 months. Preparing reports and passing it to the supervisor.

MSFCH Context Specific Accountability:

The capacity to go to a different work location and assist




-         Not engaged with Directory of Health (DOH)


-         Pharmacy institute, nurse institute (2 years diploma)


-         Essential previous experience of at least 2 years in similar or relevant positions.

-         Desirable previous experience in MSF or other NGOs in developing countries.


-         Essential: Kurdish, Arabic and B1 level in English


-         Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)

-         Essential basic mathematics and use of measuring equipment


-         Results and Quality Orientation L1

-         Teamwork and Cooperation L1

-         Behavioural Flexibility L1

-         Commitment to MSF Principles L1

-         Service Orientation L1

-         Stress Management. L2


What we offer

  • Legal contract and pay in accordance with MSF Salary Grid level (04)
  • The opportunity to gain professional development and training within an international organization.
  • The opportunity to contribute to our objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering and working with those most in need.

How to Apply:


Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete application file (updated CV max 2 pages + motivation letter + references + ID card + Diploma + Certifications), Only applications with complete documentation will be considered.


By email to

applications sent to any other email address will not be considered


Please indicate “DHK Pharmacy Storekeeper” in the e-mail title.

We recommend all applicants to write a cover letter containing an introduction of yourself, explaining why you are applying for the position, and explaining why you think you are suitable for the position.


In-complete applications will not be considered

Only PDF and Word Format Applications will be considered.


English CVs only

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.


Data Protection: The protection of your personal data is important to MSF. By submitting your application, you consent to MSF using your data only for the recruitment process to have all the information and documents necessary to proceed with the recruitment, validation of your application and selection of the most suitable candidate. Your data will be treated confidentially. Only people part of the recruitment process have access to your data. MSF does not sell your data under any circumstances. If you have any questions or requests, you can contact

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