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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Officer

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Officer -Beledweyne (1 Position) Open to Somali Nationals Only

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection, and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $100million annual budget turnover, more than 70 active awards at any time and over 650 staff. 


The post holder will provide support and technical advice to Damal Cafimaad project to develop, strengthen and review health supply chains. The postholder will assume a range of responsibilities related to the management, regulation, and quality control of pharmaceutical products. He/she will oversee the procurement, storage, and distribution of pharmaceutical products and supplies to ensure adequate stock levels are always maintained. The postholder will actively capacity build and empower project pharmacists and logisticians in the safe and effective management of medicines and healthcare products.



with “dotted line” to Area medical Logistics Coordinator.


  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.
  • Certification in Medical Logistics is an added advantage. 
  • Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Supplies Management, Stores Management or equivalent qualification in a related field of study.


  • Minimum 2 years of experience in medical supplies storage and distribution. 
  • Experience in Medical procurement including forecasting, quantification needs and preparing demands.
  • Experience in managing a medical warehouse. 
  • Experience of working with agencies and coordination groups in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience and good knowledge about WHO Good Distribution Practices
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Experience in supply chain management in an emergency environment focusing on warehouse and distribution management. 
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
  • Willingness to undertake field travel as required and work in difficult environments according to travel environments.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles.


  • Computer skills 
  • Reporting skills 
  • Education in emergency minimum standards 
  • Communication skills 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Psychological and first aid skills 
  • Cash and voucher assistance. 
  • TOT skills 
  • Humanitarian sphere standards and Core humanitarian standards (CHS) 
  • SCI common approaches 
  • Basic pedagogical skills 


How to apply 

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent. 

Application will be closed on 9th April 24

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

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27 Mar 2024

9 Apr 2024 - 23:59 EAT


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