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Placement Organization: Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima
Placement Location: Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
Eligible Citizenship: American


About: Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) began working in Rwanda in 2005, where today we serve a catchment area of 800,000 people through 37 health centers and three hospitals in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. Taking the lessons learned and expertise honed in Haiti, our efforts in Rwanda have achieved rapid success, gaining the attention of both the highest levels of the Government of Rwanda and the international community. Through partnership with the Ministry of Health in our efforts, we have already helped to strengthen the public health system in the areas we serve and are helping the government develop plans to replicate elements of our model throughout the country.


Position Overview: The fellow will report directly to the IMB Pharmacy Supply Chain Coordinator. The Supply Chain Coordinator will be supported in the supervisory role by the Director of Health Information Services and Research.



  • Review and improve the system of medicine and consumable distribution of the District Pharmacy
  • Support facilities providing NCD care through support for regular stock audits and system improvement strategy development with the NCD program
  • Provide support for NCD clinics to undertake timely requisition and stock reports
  • Improve entry and analysis of data in PIH’s  electronic pharmacy system to avert stock-outs and place orders that more accurately reflect PIH/ MOH needs
  • Support District Pharmacies in their adoption of the national electronic stock management system which will be rolled out during the year
  • Formulate standardized training programs for nurse pharmacists and data managers who are new to the program
  • Train persons at health centers to report on stock, order medicines, and control pharmacy stock
  • Assist IMB pharmacy staff with inventory of annual pharmacy order and stock management in the central pharmacy
  • Work with local elected officials and district pharmacies to harmonize PIH’s pharmacy system with the public system of requisition and reporting
  • Monitor the EMR Pharmacy system on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Produce regular reports on the consumptions of medicines and consumables for IMB program managers
  • Ensure that the local purchase orders are accurate and correspond to actual needs


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 2-5 years work experience in pharmacy or supply chain management
  • Strong computer skills, including in database management and/or electronic stock management systems
  • Commitment to social justice


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • MBA or other relevant Master’s degree highly desirable
  • Proficiency in French highly desirable


Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $650/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included. Fellows will receive housing at the IMB training center located in Rwinkwavu, Kayonza District.