Pharmacy Manager in Kabul

Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: Grade C Step 1-5 NTA Salary Scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: IRC (International Rescue Committee)
Experience: 3 Years relevant
Contract Duration: 4 months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor in pharmacy
Closing Date: 2022-05-25

About IRC (International Rescue Committee):

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC opened the country program in Afghanistan in 1988. Our programs span the range from humanitarian relief to early recovery and development activities, focusing on child protection, education, economic wellbeing, health, and power. The IRC works in 10 provinces throughout Afghanistan, among which some of the most security volatile, and employs over 1000 staff.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the medical drugs and supplies quantification and ensures that all procured items are in the Afghanistan Essential Drug List. S/he will ensure drug consumption data is collected at health facilities, aggregated, analyzed and used for forecasting needs of the program.
  • Monitors the availability of medical products to avoid stock-outs and financial losses generated by expired items; Collaborates with the Health Managers to define stock security levels in IRC’s directly or partner implemented facilities.
  • In close collaboration with the Warehouse officers, develops stock levels alert (based on an average monthly consumption AMC and morbidity data); gathers stock indicators, analyze them and discuss with to the Health Coordinator to avoid stock-outs and the financial losses generated by expired items.
  • Provides input for international and local orders: draws up the first draft of orders with the Health Coordinator, reviews the parameters involved in replenishing stock, finalizes orders based on consumption and future needs arising from the developments in the field
  • Participates in defining strategies for supply, management, distribution and use of medical products in line with IRC’s recommendations and policies; under the supervision of the Health Coordinator and in collaboration with Health and Supply Chain Managers, support development/use of new pharmaceutical stock management systems and software;
  • Participates in implementing the pharmaceutical supply chain standard operating procedures;


  • Applies Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceutical products at storage level, and Good Dispensing Practices in end user units. These include:

Documentation verification:

  • Conduct systematic checks of all medical goods purchased locally and for direct shipments, and control their details correspond to the requested specifications and the received documentation  (Certificate of Analyses)
  • Check conformity of the received goods with the PO (Purchase Order) and the PL (Packing List) (strength, origin, manufacturer, batch number)

Transportation and storage:

  • Ensure transportation of medical goods (including any dangerous goods and cold chain) is done in an appropriate manner and following national regulations.
  • Conduct GDP self-assessment for the central warehouses with the assistance of GSC Pharma QA Manager, and follows up on Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)  implementation
  • Handle cold chain products according to the recommendations of the manufacturer
  • Ensure that cold chain equipment is working properly and that daily temperature monitoring of cold chain items is in place
  • Report to GSC Pharma QA Manager any cold chain breach (fills the cold chain breech report), who will advise on releasing the products
  • Ensure that appropriate storage conditions are in place for medicines (including dangerous goods products) and advise any need for improvements
  • Ensure controlled drugs are managed according to national regulation
  • Ensure stock rotation according to FIFO (First In First Out) and FEFO (First Expiry First Out)
  • Support in conducting monthly and annual physical stock counts

Quality assurance of commodities:

  • Ensure with the support of HQ that all offered donations by any partner or others are in compliance with the IRC Quality Assurance Policy and IRC Donations SOP
  • Follow-up any claim reports from the field concerning quality (IRC Complaint Form) with the GSC Pharma QA Manager and maintains a

    Job Requirements:

    • Education: Batchelor of pharmacy, Kabul university /Register MOPH pharmacist’s system
    • 3 years background of pharmacy management with strong technical pharmaceutical experience
    • Knowledge of MOPH pharmacy management and regulation system.
    • Knowledge of AFDA .
    • Previous experience working with NGOs an advantage for the position.
    • Years of Experience: 3 years of experience with BPHS and EPHS implementer NGOs.
    • Communication and reporting skills
    • Fluency in Pashto, Dari and English
    • Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage
    • Ability to work closely, professionally, and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background

    Submission Guideline:

    Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with copies of their CVs (NOT Educational and Work Certificates), to the attention of the Human Resources Department at the following address or email us on (

    Shortlisted candidates will be directly contacted for a written test and after that for an interview. If you are not contacted TWO or FOUR WEEKS after the closing date .please know that your application has not been successful for the post.

    IRC Afghanistan Country Office – Kabul

    Qala-e-Fathullah, Street 3, close to Takyakhana-e-Fatimia, District 10

    Submission Email:

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