The humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated since the 2014 civil war. According to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for 798, 000 Libyans and non-Libyans in urgent need of humanitarian assistance of which 553, 705 individuals are reported to be in need of health assistance including 71,514 host community and non-displaced Libyans, 171, 674 returnees, 254, 317 mixed migrants and 56, 160 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The IRC launched an emergency program in September 2016 in Libya that provided medical care, medicines, and medical supplies in hospitals and primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Misrata. Since then, the IRC’s health programming has expanded to a mobile health team model (MHT), made up of Libyan staff, to provide primary health care services in PHCCs in Misrata and Sirte, and in two detention centers in Tripoli. As the IRC tries to integrate programming wherever possible, the MHT in Misrata also includes GBV case managers, targeting women and children. In addition, IRC will lead a consortium comprising Primary Care International (PCI) and Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) to support the Libya MoH strengthen services for non communicable diseases (NCDs).
IRC Libya is currently undergoing an expansion, with increased Health-focused interventions in Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan under which the IRC will provide primary health care services and GBV case management in static PHCCs and through mobile teams, working with Libyans and non-Libyans.
This position is responsible for overall quality of clinical management of cohorts of clients enrolled under EU funded projects for Evidence based NCD Care: A Model for PHC in Libya (NCDPHC-Libya), and Essential Package of Health Services. The EPHS project will be implemented by the IRC in partnership with Libya MoH. Led by the IRC, the NCD project implemented in partnership with Premiere Urgence International (PUI) and Primary Care International (PCI) aiming to reduce NCD-related morbidity and mortality in the Libyan population.
Particular responsibility of the Pharmacist mentor will be overall leadership in ensuring quality drug management practices the IRC’s implementation pilot sites (Gharyan, Souq Jouma or Zliten). This will be achieved through regular mentorship, training and coaching to the MoH Pharmacists, doctors and other clinic staff. The position will work with other mentors (clinical/nursing) to ensure adherence to guidelines and protocols, drug management practices in the pilot site. This position is based either in Tripoli or Misrata with daily travels to the clinics.
Management and Program Oversight
· Develop/review and review mentorship plans and other activity plans on quarterly basis.
· Work with the area coordinator, clinical & nurse mentors to identify and request drugs and supplies required at the clinics
· Coordinate regularly with area coordinator and other mentors to ensure harmonized approach
· Ensure project deliverables are met in a timely manner
· Submit quality timely reports as required to area coordinator as may be required.
· Represent IRC in any relevant health coordination meetings at the clinic including liaison with local authorities
Technical Monitoring and Program Quality
· Conduct weekly mentorship and coaching to MoH Pharmacists, nurses, doctors and other staff working at the clinics, documenting progress in skill development
· Ensure availability of medical supplies, drugs and equipment at the clinics at all time
· Ensure updated and accurate drug consumption data is available at all times
· Conduct regular inventory monitoring and proper drug storage
· Ensure national health protocols and guidelines, essential drug, SOPs, and other reference materials list are used in all supported pilot sites
· Ensure the rational use of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies. Supervision of the medical orders and oversight on monthly inventory and consumption reports.
· Oversees the health care waste management activities, ensuring they follow the program’s SOPs and flagging any concerns
· Work with other team members to timely implement all activities identified at the clinics
· Maintain proper documentation and filing in collaboration with the clinic staff, mentors
· Liaise with HMIS and M&E colleagues to ensure proper collection and analysis data.
· Identify clinic trends and develop mitigation measures to address programmatic gaps and improve overall quality of care.
· Participate in surveys and health assessments
· Support in the development of Essential Drug List for the IRC
Staff Management, Development and capacity building
· Conduct capacity assessment of pharmacy and clinic staff to identify areas of growth
· Conduct regular mentorship, coaching and training to clinic staff
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: Area Coordinator
Position directly supervises: N/A
Indirect Reporting: Health Awareness National manager
Other internal: Health Managers, Mentors, Field Coordinators, Protection Managers
Other external: Clinic staff, MoH, Consortium partners (PCI, PUI), MoH, WHO, other NGOs and UN agencies