Pharmacist (M/F)


For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. 

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.  

MdM currently works in more than 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment. 

MdM-F has been operating in Ethiopia since 1986 in different types of health projects from long-term interventions to emergency response in various regions (Somali, Afar…). 

In response to the Tigray crisis, MdM has sent a fact-finding mission with a view to setting up an emergency program by late April / early May.

Currently, more than 140,000 people have been displaced from western Tigray to Shire and Adwa, bringing the cumulative number of displaced people in Tigray to more than 730,000. The lack of humanitarian access due to insecurity and bureaucratic obstacles has prevented aid workers from providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the conflict. Although the full impact of the fighting on the humanitarian situation is still unclear, humanitarians on the ground are reporting increasing hunger, a dire deterioration on malnutrition, and an urgent need to increase access to water, hygiene, sanitation, health, shelter and protection services in most parts of Tigray. 

The security situation in Tigray remains volatile and unpredictable, with reports of ongoing clashes in many parts of the region. Violence against civilians, including killings, abductions, force returns of refugees and internally displaced people, and sexual and gender-based violence continue to be reported across Tigray. 

Job description

Under the supervision of the health program coordinator and in collaboration with the medical coordinator in Addis Ababa, you support the MdM emergency intervention in Tigray region.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Create a pharmacy with appropriate storage, receiving and packing space and allowing to conduct a full medical inventory
  • Ensure storage, classification and organization of drugs and material according to international standards
  • Supervise the reception, preparation and dispatching of the medical orders
  • Estimate needs based on program drugs consumption and national recommendations
  • Prepare drugs orders according to the needs
  • Ensure that updated stock and consumption records can be provided upon request
  • Assist in development and implementation of drug consumption tools in supported facilities and mobile clinics
  • Manage and reinforce the capacities of the national pharmacist on stock management, quality drugs supply system and analysis of drugs consumption

employment condition

Fixed-term contract
3 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 2 845 euros
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
22.5 RTT (recovery days) per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Given the current circumstances of Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking special measures to apply health protocols and hygiene measures to guarantee the safety of our staff.
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility

Single posting


Qualification as a pharmacist or similar and significant post-qualification experience At least 2 years of experience in a similar position Track record of stock management and drugs consumption monitoring Experience in training and accompanying colleagues Ability to cope in a difficult and unpredictable environment Excellent organizational skills Good writing and communication skills Languages: English is mandatory, French is an asset. You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.


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