Job: Pharmacy Technician

Position: Pharmacy Technician

Reports to: Program Director (Health Services) – Kasese Health Center

Duty Location: Kasese, Dowa, Malawi

Orant Charities Africa (OCA) is a registered NGO in Malawi that works in four thematic areas; Healthcare, Water & Sanitation, Agriculture & Business, and Education.  OCA would like to hire a suitably qualified, highly motivated, and hardworking candidate to fill the following position tenable in Kasese, Dowa District, Malawi.


  • Supervise drug and medical material orders to ensure the efficient and appropriate use of allocated funds
  • Coordinate the receipt of international and local orders   
  • Fill patients’ prescriptions according to instructions given by clinicians
  • Provide patients with information regarding drug interactions, side effects, and storage requirements
  • Review and interpret clinician orders and detect therapeutic incompatibilities
  • Check drug stocks and make orders from the main drug storage
  • Maintains records for controlled drugs and removes outdated and damaged drugs from the pharmacy inventory
  • Provide clinicians and nurses with information on proper drug therapy for patients 
  • Prepack drugs ready for dispensing
  • Issue required medicines to patients and give instructions on how to use and store them
  • Record data in relevant registers
  • Use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in conducting various processes such as requisition, dispensing, and inventory
  • Organize monthly drug therapeutic committee meetings for drug selection
  • Be the custodian of the medicines and medical supplies in the pharmacy
  • Monitor drugs using HIMS tools and guidelines and report to the supervisor
  • Supervises the work results of pharmacy assistant and support personnel
  • Conduct proper handovers with necessary personnel
  • Ensure inventory is conducted timely and always up to date 
  • Ensure the pharmacy is clean and drugs are packed properly on shelves
  • Work as part of the team to provide support to other members of the healthcare team
  • Conduct monthly ordering of drugs from the DHO office
  • Compile and submit reports to the supervisor every month  
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Diploma in Pharmacy obtained from the recognized institution 
  • At least 2 years of work experience with a clean track record
  • Registered with the Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority
  • Practical knowledge in the use of computer packages such as Ms word and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) will be an added advantage
  • Self-starter and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Willing to work in the remotest settings and of a good understanding of health issues affecting rural communities in Malawi
  • Team player with good interpersonal communication skills.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should send their applications to the following email address:  [email protected], addressed to the Country Director, Orant Charities Africa, Private Bag 365, Lilongwe by 5 pm on Wednesday, 8th March 2023. In the application, Please Include the following;

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV with three traceable references
  3. Copies of Certificates 

Orant Charities Africa is an equal-opportunity employer!