Global Pharmacy Advisor

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the permanent 

Global Pharmacy Advisor in any Save the Children Office location.

 Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children, celebrating its 100 years in 2019 as a US$2bn dollar organisation with 25,000 staff in 117 countries – health and nutrition programs being the largest component of its global activity.

In 2018, we reached over 33 million children and carers globally with our Health & Nutrition services – including over a million cases benefiting from direct medical service provision by Save the Children staff. Last year, we procured nearly USD 20m worth of medicines and medical supplies globally and directly delivered medical services at 225 health facilities across 10 countries and provided technical assistance to 1944 MoH facilities in another 8 countries. We employed over 450 medical staff across 21 countries globally, including medical doctors and specialists, nurses, midwives, nutritionists, pharmacists and technicians.

One of our 2030 Ambitions is to inspire a breakthrough for child survival – that no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday. This role will play an instrumental role in contributing to achieving this breakthrough by contributing to strengthen Save the Children’s pharmacy services globally.

As a core member of the medical team, the Global Pharmacy Advisor will lead on the pharmacy services workstream and will contribute to achieving the team’s 2019-21 strategic objectives by working across the following areas to enable safe and quality pharmacy services globally:

  • Technical inputs to develop/strengthen relevant policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Technical assistance to a portfolio of country programmes globally
  • Technical support to build capacity of SCI country, regional and global staff
  • Contribute to strengthen strategic relationships and partnerships
  • Contribute to strategic communications and technical publications

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector with an option of flexible of working hours

The Organisation

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and 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, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


Find out more about this role by downloading the job description here 

 Job description


Date advertised: 2 Nov 2020

Closing date: 24 Nov 2020 – 01:59 CAT


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