4 NDA Drug Quality Analyst Career Vacancies

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Drug
Quality Analyst
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 Drug
Quality Analysts will mainly perform 
analysis of pharmaceutical and other public health products submitted
for the purpose and report results.
Key Duties and
  • Test and supervise testing samples of
    pharmaceutical raw materials and
    products, medical devices (including condoms), public health products and other health related
    products according to SOPs.
  • Actively participate in and supervise
    analytical method validation and the development of Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOPs) for various operations in the department.
  • Ensure timely analysis of drugs and write
    scientific analytical reports following each sample testing
  • Responsible for preparing accurate and
    timely complete worksheets for each sample tested and present all raw data
    to the data analyst for computation.
  • Work closely with other staff members
    within the department regarding issues related to the analysis/testing of
  • Actively participate in the testing and
    supervision of local intra- laboratory and international inter –
    laboratory proficiency samples, review and report results.
  • Quickly respond to queries and advise on
    appropriate response to particular situations.
  • Significantly collaborate with local
    pharmaceutical manufacturers to strengthen their quality control and
  • Participate in cGMP inspection to ensure
  • Ensure that all the required or necessary
    equipment, chemicals and reagents, reference materials, books and other
    appropriate literature are appropriately used and as per SOPs.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Biochemistry from a
    recognized university
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in
    computer applications, especially word processing, use of spread sheets,
    Excel and Access.
  • Proficiency in pharmaceutical analysis
    and/or analysis of health related products will be an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge of WHO Good
    practices for pharmaceutical quality control laboratories and analytical
    practices especially ISO 17025.
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies
  • Past exposure and experience in
    pharmaceutical analysis is an added advantage
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Attention to details.
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
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 25th July 2014 by 5PM

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