National Drug Authority (NDA) Jobs – Drug Information Officer, Pharmacovigilance

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
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
Information Officer will primarily regulate and to provide drug information to
the public and to coordinate pharmacovigilance.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement guidelines for SOPs
    on vetting drug promotional materials.
  • Organize meetings with stakeholders and
    update them on new regulations in drug information.
  • Receive and analyze suspected adverse drug
    reaction reports.
  • Compile reports and recommend action for
    adverse drug reactions received.
  • Train and mentor health workers on
    pharmacovigilance.
  • Disseminate information to all relevant
    stakeholders.
  • Compile the pharmacovigilance bulletin.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Pharmacy.
  • Be a Registered and an active member of
    Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda
  • Past exposure and experience in a
    reputable pharmaceutical or regulatory institution is an added advantage
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of
    Pharmacovigilance
  • Possess the ability and willingness to
    participate in field activities, frequently; and sometimes beyond normal
    working hours
  • High degree of personal integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly flexible
  • Good presentation skills.
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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