4 NDA Job Opportunities – Drug Assessment and Registration Officer

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Drug Assessment and Registration Officer
About NDA:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The jobholders will assess and evaluate applications for registration of drugs and recommend approval or disapproval of applications for registration.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct technical assessment and evaluation of drug registration dossiers
  • Actively participate in the development of regulations and procedures of drug registration
  • Implement quality management systems regarding drug assessment and registration in line with NDA quality management systems
  • Assist in drafting guidelines and procedures for drug registration within a Ugandan and Regional context ensuring compliance with WHO standards
  • Develop and maintain computerized database for registration applications and registered drugs
  • Ensure safe custody of applicants’ confidential information
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbents should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant field
  • The applicant must be registered and be active members of relevant professional bodies in Uganda
  • Past experience in a reputable pharmaceutical or regulatory institution is an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of computer applications especially Microsoft office packages
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Possess the ability and willingness to participate in field activities, frequently; and sometimes beyond normal working hours
  • Good analytical and presentation skills
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their handwritten application letters with a detailed CV and copies of academic certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day time telephone numbers of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted to the Executive Secretary/Registrar,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th July 2014 by 5PM
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