Expiration Date : 2023-12-08 16:00:00

Job Purpose

  • To lead in the delivery of pharmaceutical services and provide technical advice on pharmaceutical matters. 
  • To have overall responsibility for the management of medicines and ensure the maintenance of pharmaceutical standards through monitoring, research, policy development, and implementation within the UGMC. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the provision of good quality pharmaceutical services in the UGMC. 
  • Ensure that policies are developed for the effective and efficient provision of pharmaceutical services. 
  • Ensure the promotion and monitoring of Rational Use of Medicines (RUM). 
  • Ensure the establishment and effective functioning of Medicines and Therapeutic Committees. 
  • Be the principal advisor on matters concerning the provision of pharmaceutical services. 
  • Advise on human resource matters relating to pharmacy practice. 
  • Ensure the regular monitoring of standards of pharmaceutical services. 
  • Hold regular review meetings with heads of departments and staff of the Directorate. 
  • Submit periodic and timely reports on pharmaceutical activities to the Chief Executive Officer. 
  • Work in collaboration with other stakeholders in the health sector in the formulation of health sector reforms and policies. 
  • Provide technical advice on the procurement of medicines and other pharmaceuticals. 
  • Facilitate the establishment and management of Medicines Information Services. 
  • Coordinate research and development activities in the provision of pharmaceutical services. 

Educational Qualification 

  • Degree in Pharmacy and registered as a pharmacist (with the Pharmacy Council Ghana), with at least 15 years post-qualification relevant work experience, 5 years of which must have been in a leadership role. 
  • Must have a postgraduate qualification in pharmacy. 
  • Must qualify for Management/Administration.  
  • Show evidence of leadership and continuing professional development. 

Knowledge & Experience 

–    Experience in planning and implementing service developments. 
–    Experience in policy and standards development. 
–    Research experience. 
–    A broad knowledge base of UGMC policies and operating procedures. 
–    A broad knowledge base of the Standards of Pharmaceutical Care and SOPs and Guidelines. 
–    Knowledge of the UGMC Patient Charter and quality assurance issues. 
–    Knowledge of health and safety. 

Skills, Abilities & Attributes

– Excellent problem-solving, written and verbal communication skills. 

– Ability to work on own initiative, lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team. 

–  Ability to organize and manage workload and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. 

– Demonstrate flexibility and a methodological approach to work. 

Ability to take initiative and to influence others positively. 

Please send your CV and application letter with copies of your Certificates to: 

The Director of Human Resources, 
University of Ghana Medical Centre Ltd, Legon, Accra 


Please indicate the job reference in the application, and on the envelope if submitting via hand delivery or postal, AND if by email, prefix the subject with same. 

For further information contact: 
Tel: 0302 550 844 (EXT. 13109) / 0592824401 
Applications should reach us by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023. 
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.