International Pharmacist Intern : UNICEF

International Pharmacist Intern at UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has published a job circular for the position of International Pharmacist Intern.

Background And Purpose Of Assignment

Bangladesh has an Essential Service Package for Primary Health Care and an Essential Medicine List that is required for the delivery of the Essential Service Package.

Childhood pneumonia remains one of the major childhood killers in Bangladesh. Severe pneumonia is currently dependent on an inpatient treatment protocol, yet evidence exists that an outpatient approach is possible using a day care approach. The medication used in this approach is not yet fully integrated to the Essential Medicine list.

Paediatric Non-Communicable Diseases are neglected in the public health system in Bangladesh until recently. Currently, UNICEF is working with the MoHFW undertaking a landscape analysis for paediatric NCDs and the review of the Essential Medicine List needs to be done to prioritize the medicines required for paediatric NCDs in Bangladesh. UNICEF would like to hire an intern for helping with the review of the Essential Drug List for severe pneumonia and NCD. With the goal to understand what different steps are taken during a process of reviewing an Essential Drug List.

Work Assignment Overview

Tasks/Milestone Deliverables/Output Timeline Develop a workplan for the internship Workplan

1 week

Discover what the possibilities are after graduating a medical study. Personal Development Plan

1 week

Support the analysis of essential medicines for severe pneumonia and paediatric NCDs and make recommendations to UNICEF to bring forward to the MoHFW for the EML revision. Report

4 weeks

Understand what work should be done to review an Essential Drug List. Final report about activities

1 week

The estimated start date of the internship is the 7th of November 2022.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills Required

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in Pharmacy or Pharmacology.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office; and Have no other relatives in the line of authority that the intern will report to.
  • Additional consideration will be given for any past experience.

Administrative Details

  • The selected intern will work from UNICEF Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Individuals must fund their travel and living expenses.
  • Individuals must have proof of medical insurance covering their time at the duty station.
  • Individuals are personally responsible for obtaining any required visa, covering the entire period of their internship. If necessary, UNICEF will support the process by providing relevant documents such as the proof of internship.
  • A monthly internship stipend will be provided.
  • Interns may take up to 2.5 days off days per month, including for medical reasons.

Job Source: Unicef Job Circular

See International NGO Job Circulars in Bangladesh