Ghana Health Service recruits Chief Pharmacist

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7 Jun, 2010

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana

The establishment of the Ghana Health Service is an essential part of the key strategies identified in the Health Sector Reform process, as outlined in the Medium Term Health Strategy (MTHS), which are necessary steps in establishing a more equitable, efficient, accessible and responsive health care system. Ghana Health Service recruits Chief Pharmacist

Job Description

Duration: The Appointment is for a renewable term of four (4) years

Job Purpose:
To ensure the delivery of pharmaceutical services, provide technical advice on pharmaceutical matters and ensure the maintenance of pharmaceutical standards through monitoring, research, policy development and implementation
Be responsible for the provision of good quality pharmaceutical services in the GHS
Ensure tha t policies are developed for the effective and efficient provision of pharmaceutical services
Advise on human resource matters relating to pharmacy practice within the GHS
Ensure the regualar monitoring of standards of pharmaceutical services within the GHS
Hold regular review meetings with Deputy Directors of Pharmaceutical Services
Ensure the promotion and monitoring of Rational Use of Medicines (RUM) within GHS facilities
Ensure the establishment and effective functioning of Medicines and Therapeutic Committees in the Regional and District Hospitals
Submit periodic and timely reports on pharmaceutical activities to the Director-General
Work in collaboration with other stakeholders in the health sector in the formulation of health sector reforms and policies
Provide technical advice for procurement of medicines and other pharmaceutical within the GHS
Promote the establishment of Medicines Information Services within the GHS
Coordinate research and development activities in the provision of pharmaceutical services

The Ghana Health Service compensation package is competitve in the Public Sector

Required Skills or Experience


Applicants should have post-graduate qualification in their respective fields with 7 year experience as practitioners in their professionl fields
The last 3 years (5 years for first 3 positions) must be in a Management position preferably in the Public Health Sector
Evidence of leadership and continuous professional development or valid registration from the professional institution is necessary if applicants’ profession is regualated by law
Applicants must have considerable strategic, interpersonal and analytical skills with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational challenges in the Health Sector
The ideal candidate must be performance driven and keen to achieve results

Applicants outside the GHS must be able to serve a full term of four (4) years effective 1 October 2010 before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60years

How To Apply

Interested persons who meet the above requirement should submit six sets of an application made up of the following documents with the position applied for clearly written at the left corner of the envelope

Application letter
Curriculum vitae with names and addresses of two (2) referees
Copies of academic and professional certificates
Valid professional registration /license if profession is regulated by law
One (1) page Vision Statement on how applicant intends to respond to the GHS mission
Applications should be sent by hand or by courier to reach the address below. Further information is available on the GHS Website: or by phone 0302661354/0302661355/0244265600

The Director (HRD)
Ghana Health Service
Human Resource Directorate
Private Mail Bag
Ministries, Accra

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