Chief Pharmacist


Aga Khan University Hospital


Nairobi, Kenya


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will plan, lead and direct operations and quality matters in the Pharmacy Department. S/He will also be responsible to the day-to-day operations, pharmaceutical care, distributive services, inventory management, legal responsibility and personnel management. 


  • Plan and organize the deployment of pharmacy resources and scheduling of pharmacy work;
  • Ensure that decisions are implemented in an efficient manner at the grass root level and without delays;
  • Prepare, monitor, evaluate and take corrective action on variations to the assigned areas' budget;
  • Work closely with the medical, nursing and allied health at the assigned locations to harmonize pharmacies' operations;
  • As a member of the Formulary and Antibiotic Sub-committee, he/she will ensure adherence to MMU JCIA standards in both sub-committees;
  • Develop annual goals and objectives for both sub-committees;
  • Develop guidelines and data collection tools as required for the sub-committees; 
  • Ensure annual registration of the Main Hospital and all the outreach centers;
  • Ensure renewal of the Pharmacy Practice License of all the Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Technologists;
  • Ensure all the drugs stocked in the institution are registered with the regulatory authorities;
  • Keep records of credentials of pharmacy staff;
  • Actively participate in and promote organization team building activities;
  • Research and develop tools to deliver clinical and theoretical education for specialty areas;
  • Implement training plan jointly with the Clinical Pharmacists;
  • Assist in regular continuous professional development activities (CEs, journal clubs etc.);
  • Responsible for hiring and conducting interviews for new staff and facilitating induction of new staff into the department;
  • Ensure availability of drugs at all Pharmacy locations; 
  • In charge of capacity building and training of pharmacy staff;
  • Annual development of the departmental budget and efficient utilization of resources;
  • As a member of Research Ethics Committee (REC), ensure review of all research protocols and thesis and deliver within the specified timelines;
  • Supervision of outreach pharmacy staff;
  • Ensure compliance with university policies and procedures; and
  • Any other role as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Masters degree in Pharmacy;
  • Registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board;
  • Valid practising license from Pharmacy and Poisons Board;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a Pharmacy Manager;
  • Financial operations and leadership experience will be an added advantage;
  • Basic knowledge and training about Quality systems, Risk Management and Strategic Planning;
  • Influencing and networking skills;
  • Interpersonal relationships skills;
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff in a team;
  • Excellent Customer Service skills;
  • Good understanding of numbers;
  • Flexible and decisive; and
  • Excellent computer skills-MS, Care system and eHR will be an added advantage.

To Apply

​Application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, should be sent to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, Aga Khan University, via the email: hr.recruitment@aku.edu

Please quote the position title on the email subject.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by September 30, 2023