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E-DRUG: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Director EPN
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The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) is seeking for a God fearing
results-oriented individual to fill the position of Executive Director, in
Nairobi, Kenya. The Executive Director provides leadership and management
oversight for all EPN programmes and activities.  

EPN is a non-profit Christian, membership organization whose mission is to
support Churches and Church Health Systems provide and promote just and
compassionate quality pharmaceutical services.  EPN is committed to the
provision of quality pharmaceutical services as a means to achieving global
goals and targets on health and access to medicines. EPN is the only global
church-based organization that works specifically to increase access to
medicines and strengthen pharmaceutical services.  The beneficiaries of
EPN?s services include health institution boards and managers, medicines
policy makers, health professionals, church leaders, and health staff
involved in medicines management and pharmaceutical service delivery.  The
working languages for the Network are French and English.  The Executive
Director is the head of the organization and reports to a seven member
board.  

Job Details:
Position Title: Executive Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to: EPN Board

Job Purpose
The Executive Director provides leadership and management oversight for all
EPN programmes and activities.  

Key Responsibilities
? Lead the development process of the organization strategy and programmes
and be responsible for their proper implementation and the achievement of
defined targets 
? Develop and manage Network resources as per policy framework given by the
board and partner agencies; and formulate and implement fundraising and
sustainability strategies for the organization 
? Work with the churches and church-related agencies in formulating and
developing policies and programmes on the management, supply and use of
essential medicines
? Work closely with EPN members to evaluate pharmaceutical needs and support
the development of programmes that address the pharmaceutical needs and
especially that of making essential medicines available by churches and
church-related agencies
? Support churches, church-related agencies and members in raising their
voice and in dialoging on policy issues having impact on access to medicines
and pharmaceutical service in the church sector 
? Recruit, manage and supervise Secretariat staff
? Participate in board meetings as an ex-officio member and communicate
board decisions appropriately to the secretariat staff and the Network
members

Job Specifications (Knowledge, skills and experience required)
1. Bachelors degree in pharmacy and a master?s degree in public health,
pharmacy, business administration, project management  or equivalent
2. Five years experience in similar position, including hands-on experience
working on donor funded programmes.  Experience working with Faith-Based
Organizations will be an advantage.   
3. Experience and knowledge of programme development and management, fund
raising will be a specific advantage 
4. The ideal candidate will also have strong management and leadership
skills, sound financial skills and good networking and communication skills
as well as a working knowledge of both English and French. 
Applications with a detailed CV and cover letter including salary
requirements and indicating daytime telephone numbers, address and the names
of three referees should be sent to:
The Board Chairman 
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
P.O Box 749-00606
NAIROBI
Kenya
Email: jobs@epnetwork.org  

Closing Date: Applications should be submitted by Thursday April 12th 2012. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted
EPN is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The EPN Secretariat

Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
Gatundu Villas No.1, Gatundu road, Kileleshwa
P. O. Box 749 - 00606 Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 4343393/4 | 724 301755
Fax: +254 20 4343395
www.epnetwork.org
Just and compassionate quality pharmaceutical services for all
Services pharmaceutiques de qualité, équitables et avec compassion pour tous


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