Officers Recruitment at AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) on 2016

AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, care and support of diseases of public health importance in Nigeria, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, among others, Since 2001, we have worked closely with key stakeholders to reduce the burden and mitigate the impact of those diseases through cutting edge, innovative & sustainable approaches.

POSITION : Technical Officer – Pharmacy, Logistics & SCM 

Job Description 
A member of the Pharmacy & Supply Chain Management (SCM) Team, the job holder will provide support for all Clinical Pharmacy activities of the program and management of the general logistics of HIV/AIDS pharmaceuticals and other related commodities, as well as support the in-country supply chain system as may be necessary

Job Tasks

  • Collate all records of shipments to Sites, while preparing monthly reports as at when due
  • Track usage of drugs and commodities at the program sites
  • Assist the Technical Advisor – Logistics & SCM in the delivery of goods into, and movement out of, the warehouse
  • Work in conjunction with the Technical Advisor – Logistics & SCM and the Program Associate – Inventory Management to ensure that all packages delivered by the distribution partners are accounted for and are in good condition before taking possession
  • Make necessary input into the monthly allocation of stock to the program sites
  • Participate in quarterly stock review of drugs and other consumables in the Store
  • Provide clinical oversight at the facility levels including identifying, preventing, and/or resolving drug-related problems, as well as delivering training to and promoting continuing education of relevant site personnel on Clinical Pharmacy in collaboration with other members of the State Team
  • Review the Pharmacy prescriptions on monthly basis to ensure the use of appropriate antiretroviral therapy and liaise with the Associate Director – Pharmacy & SCM, site pharmacists and physicians (where necessary) to resolve discrepancies
  • Track and maintain records of approvals and clinical follow-up of patients requiring restricted drugs
  • Identify on-going Clinical Pharmacy training needs for program office and site healthcare staff
  • Liaise with the sites on clinical drug-related issues, providing information and responding to enquiries there from
  • Keep abreast with latest advancements and current practices in antiretroviral pharmacology and related topics/issues in the management of HIV, through continuous reading and understanding of conference abstracts/summaries and journal articles.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A first degree in Pharmacy or any other relevant qualifications and minimum of 7 years in Logistics/Supply Chain Management of HIV/AIDS commodities or in any other relevant function

Technical & Behavioral Competencies:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain
  • Familiarity with the program policies and procedures of donour funded – supported sites
  • Experience with government systems and dynamics of working with NGOs and private parties
  • Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS Pharmacology
  • Excellent interpersonal skill

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should sned their application letters and CV’s stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted for the above position.


  • The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant’s full name.
  • The subject of the mail should be the job position being applied for, e.g. Technical Officer – Pharmacy (Lagos).
  • Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.