National Drug Authority NDA Career Vacancies – Senior Inspector – Medical Devices & Surgical Instruments

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head, Drug Inspectorate Services
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 Senior Inspector – Medical Devices & Surgical Instruments will offer technical support to the Head, Drug Inspectorate Services in delivering inspectorate services for medical devices and surgical instruments at NDA
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Regulate, control, and monitor all matters related to medical devices and surgical instruments, stakeholders and Conformity Assessment Bodies.
  • Actively coordinate and supervise establishment of the standards for compliance with conformity assessment procedures of medical devices (evaluate new techniques / reagents)
  • Manage and monitor post-market surveillance and vigilance system of medical devices used in the country.
  • Ensure and supervise the timely regular inspection and certification of premises dealing in the manufacture, importation, storage , distribution, dispensing of medical devices (including those for human and veterinary use) in both the private and public sectors.
  • Coordinate and conduct assessment of medical device manufacturers for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance prior recommendation for product market authorization.
  • Coordinate and participate in the verification of pro-forma invoices for importation of medical devices and equipment; and ensure compliance with registration and other requirements.
  • Actively collaborate with Uganda Revenue Authority, Police and other security organs to investigate suspected cases of illegal/criminal activities related to medical device importation,(chemicals / reagents) handling, distribution and use.
  • Responsible for the sensitization of various stakeholders on the need to comply with the provisions of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 of the Laws of Uganda (revised edition 2000).
  • Compile and prepare in collaboration with the head of department quarterly and annual activity reports for the various units.
  • Train and mentor new employees, prepare work schedules, monitor and evaluate performance.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from a recognized Institution.
  • Registration with the relevant professional body.
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience in a reputable organization or company, with at least three years in a senior position.
  • Past exposure and experience with GMP inspection is an added advantage
  • Good working knowledge of various aspects of medical device regulation.
  • Training in management
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in computer applications especially Microsoft office packages
  • Must be of high integrity
  • Training and experience in Quality Management System Lead auditor ISO 9001 and ISO 17020 is an added advantage
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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