Pharmacist - Somalia UN Jobs (South African Citizens)

Recruiter: Military Civilian
Location: Somalia
Tracking Code: 6763-120


The UN Level 1+ medical facility at the UNSOS camp located within the Mogadishu International Airport (MIA) was established in 2012 with the objective of providing emergency medical care as well as primary care for the UN international personnel who were deployed into Mogadishu, initially, and now to all the AMISOM sector hubs across Somalia. The facility has been supporting UNSOS and UNSOM Personnel. In addition, UNSOS has made the facility available to international personnel from other UN-Entities, Diplomatic Missions and UNSOS contracted vendors, and their respective personnel on a cost recovery basis. CHSi is seeking medical personnel and healthcare providers to support this very important UN mission in Somalia.

Services to include:
Emergency Surgical
10-bed inpatient capability, expand to 20
Imaging services

All services shall be provided in accordance with established standards, principles and ethics of the profession, applicable professional specialty organizations, and the high-quality standard for which CHS is recognized.

Positions is notional, contingent upon contract award.

Required Skills

University Degree in Pharmacy

Minimum of 3 Years’ experience as a pharmacist in a hospital setting

Fluency in English

Note: CHS will provide institutional malpractice insurance as well as individual malpractice policies for all the General Medical Officers.


Fills prescriptions, verifying instructions from physicians on the proper amounts of medication to be given.

Manages medication therapy protocols as part of the provider-pharmacist-nurse team.

Checks for patient drug contraindications.

Responsible for verifying dosage regimen for accuracy.

Compounds and dispenses medications accurately for delivery to patient care areas.

Ensures prescriptions are filled accurately and in a timely manner.

Provides medication information and education to medical staff

Provides direct patient counseling and education on medications

Participates in medical care conferences as directed by the CMO.

Participates in Community Health Outreach programs as directed by CMO.

Develops educations presentations as directed by CMO for staff and patients.

Maintains the security of controlled substances as well as an accurate log of dispensation, waste, etc.

Maintains adequate stock levels of medications that are high use (utilization based) to include key medications for unforeseen events such as outbreaks. (Influenza as an example).

Maintains contingency stock medication levels and develops a re-supply system with the senior logistician that ensures critical use (must have) medications are readily available throughout the medical footprint supported.

Once the prescription is filled, files the prescription.

Oversees the work of pharmacy technicians.

Performs administrative functions such as answering phones and stocking shelves.

Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.

Assists with the managing of day to day activities and prioritizing tasks.

Operates personal computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software.

Complies with all applicable CHS standards and guidelines.

Maintains the highest regard for patient dignity and observe the precepts of the American Hospital Associations Bill of Rights for patients.

Attends and participates in a variety of meetings.

Utilizes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for projects as required.

Other duties as assigned.


Must have a current passport.

Must sign a CHS Foreign Service Agreement (FSA) and is bound to the terms and conditions of the FSA.

Will be proficient in the ability to speak, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak French is desirable.

Work hours are based on an 84 hr. work week; typically seven (7), 12 hour days but other variations may apply.


Must be confirmed by a medical examination to be “medically and dentally fit” in accordance CHS Medical Readiness Guidelines and Policies and/or as dictated by the Client.

No conditions that would prevent the wear of personal protective equipment; including protective mask, ballistic helmet, body armor and chemical/biological protective garments or conditions that would prevent the capability of donning, lifting or carrying of up to 70 lbs. of referenced gear while running to a bunker or protected area in the face of perceived or imminent danger.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment; travel in Somalia is required by surface or air.

Position Type


Employment Type

Full time Regular

How To Apply:
Please send resume to with job title and location in the subject line