Principal Pharmacist, Quality Assurance job at Health Service Commission

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Health Service Commission

Health Service Commission

Job Description

Job Category:
Health and Medicine Jobs in Uganda
Job Location:
Education Level:
Postgraduate Degree

Job Details
Post: Principal Pharmacist, Quality Assurance – 1 Post

Reference: HRM 72/173/01 MoH-HQ

Salary scale: U2

Reports to: Assistant Commissioner, Quality Assurance


• Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or its equivalent from a recognized University.

• A Postgraduate qualification in Pharmacy from a recognized University.


• Should have practical experience in the delivery of pharmaceutical services gained from at least six (6) years of experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Officer.

Other requirements:

• Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills, high integrity and a community service ethic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

a) Produce work plans and initiate policies, strategies and standards related to

Pharmaceutical management (including rational drug use)

b) Liaise with the National Drug Authority and the National Drug Stores to ensure efficient operation of the National Pharmaceuticals framework.

c) Quantify the drug needs at different health delivery levels.

d) Provide capacity building and technical support to health units.

e) Monitor the performance of pharmacists and dispensers in health units. f) Produce work plans.

g) Participate in the Ministry’s quality assurance program.

h) Advocate for compliance with the regulations and guidelines.

i) Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Application Process

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to fill vacant posts tenable at the Ministry of Health

The Applications should be filled ONLINE at and submitted to the Secretary, Health Service Commission not later than 30th December 2022. The link to the e-Recruitment System can also be accessed from the Commission’s website at

1. Applicants are advised to:

a) Complete PSF 3 and keep a copy for future reference.

b) Secure a scanned passport size photograph (JPEG format).

c) Scan and upload only the relevant documents.

2. Relevant Documents include the following:

a) Academic and professional certificates (UCE, UACE, Professional Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Fellowships).

b) Evidence of training in specialized areas where applicable.

c) Letters of appointment, confirmation and promotion where applicable.

d) Registration certificates and valid practicing licenses for health workers who are required by law to register with relevant Professional Councils.

e) National and current Institutional Identity Cards.

f) Priority should be given to uploading only the relevant documents specified in the job specifications.

Shortlisted applicants will have the opportunity to present additional relevant documents.

3. Application Process

The applicants should;

a) Go to the website and register

b) Complete your profile

c) View the jobs

d) Select a job of your choice and APPLY ONLINE

4. It is emphasized that:

a) The applications should be completed and submitted ONLINE.

b) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

c) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to bring their original certificates, letters of appointment and confirmation where applicable, three copies of completed PSF 3, Registration Certificates, Valid Practicing Licenses and evidence of active service at the oral interview.

d) Candidates who will present forged certificates and other related documents shall be handed over to the Police for appropriate action.

e) Health Workers who are on long term training (one year and above) must not apply.

5. In case of need, you are advised to seek help from the Health Service Commission, the Ministry of Health or Human Resource Unit of the nearest National or Regional Referral Hospital. In addition, the Health Service Commission will respond to inquiries by telephone on 0414-254378 or 041348501 or email at or

All services of the Health Service Commission are provided free of charge.

Equal opportunity is given to all applicants.

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