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A pharmacist is responsible for the management of medicines, medical supplies and medical equipment, processing orders, inventory, consumption follow-up, and distribution of quality-assured medicine to clinics and hospitals supported by MSF. He/she/x monitors usage of pharmaceutical supplies and promotes its optimal use.

The pharmacist, framed in the Medical Department, will work with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure quality of care to the beneficiaries.

He/she/x works in close collaboration with the Supply Chain and Logistic Teams.

A pharmacist is accountable for overseeing the quality of medical products and their management from their procurement through their storage until their administration.

As a pharmacist, you also ensure the conformity of the medical supply chain in accordance with Good Distribution Practices & national legislation and you supervise and train the national staff.


  • Bachelor degree in pharmacy or equivalent (minimum 4 years of study) (for specialists in infection prevention and control (IPC) - Please view the profile IPC Specialist here)
  • Diploma in tropical medicine is a plus
  • Critical thinking skills and good communication skills
  • 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Previous NGO experience is an asset
  • Working experience in hospitals’ and/or clinical pharmacy practice skills are is a plus
  • Adhere to the MSF Charter and to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment
  • Adhere to our Behavioral Commitments
  • Willingness to leave on mission without your partner and/or family and to work in an unstable environment
  • B1 level in minimum two of the following languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese).

length of mission

  • 6 to 12 months
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© Carl Theunis/MSF