Pharmaceutical Technologist III -Forty Five (45) Posts

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description


Our Vision
“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery” VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE -NAIROBI METROPOLITAN SERVICES (NMS)

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 1st November, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

Pharmaceutical Technologist III -Forty Five (45) Posts V/NO.292/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh. 25,470 – Ksh. 33,950 p.m. (CSG 12)
House Allowance: Ksh.6, 750 p.m
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.4, 000p.m
Leave allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract

Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

(i) a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C (plain) and at least a C in Chemistry or physical Science, a C in Biology or Biological Sciences and a C in English or Kiswahili. In addition he/she must possess a C in Physics or Mathematics;
(ii) a Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution; and
(iii) a Registration Certificate of enrollment as a Pharmaceutical Technologist by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) as per the provision of Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Cap 244).

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a more senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

(i) assisting in managing pharmaceutical services under the guidance of a Pharmacist;
(ii) working in a Hospital, Health Centre or Dispensary;
(iii) coordination of essential medicine supplies;
(iv) manufacturing and Compounding medicine;
(v) receiving, Interpreting and processing prescriptions;
(vi) recording prescriptions in a unit pharmacy;
(vii) pre-packing, repacking and writing instructions on the label;
(viii) counseling patients on drug usage;
(ix) maintaining books/register of drugs requirements;
(x) recording prescriptions in a pharmacy unit;
(xi) counseling patients on non-usage of drugs in a pharmacy unit;
(xii) maintaining drug registers/books; and
(xiii) stocktaking of drugs and medicinal devices on monthly basis


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