Pharmacist at Save the Children (SC)



Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development, and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children implements both development and humanitarian assistance programs in Rwanda and Burundi.

Save the Children has been working in Rwanda since 1994 in partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and local stakeholders to promote a bright future for children. We have experience working in all 30 districts across the country. The main areas of focus are education, child protection, child rights governance, and health and nutrition in humanitarian and development contexts.


The primary responsibility of the pharmacist is to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the medical supply chain at SCI. Pharmacist under supervision of pharmacy coordinator will ensure readiness of the Kigali pharmacy warehouse as it pertains to the quantification, procurement, maintenance and replacement of medical and pharmaceutical items. In addition to this, He/she will support the daily operations of the unit with the collaboration of the Pharmacy coordinator.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, or in supply chain and logistics management with the background of Nursing or any health related domain.


  • Progressive experience with international NGOs in humanitarian medical logistics.
  • Previous experience of supporting first phase self- sufficient primary health care programmes
  • Ability to work in and maintain a positive team dynamic in insecure environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  •  Strong knowledge of medical items necessary in various clinical departments
  • Skilled in assessing quality, price, and durability of medical tools and equipment.
  • A dept at distributing medical supplies to respective units before items run shortage.
  • Advanced computer navigation skills and experience with online system
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, organized with strong experience in requisitioning required medical supplies, ensuring appropriate bill payment.
  • Advanced in computer navigation skills and experience with online system


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

*Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process*


The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document before April 29, 2024. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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