Head, Drug Assessment and Registration Career Placement – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Executive Director
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 Head,
Drug Assessment and Registration will provide leadership to the assessment and
evaluation of applications for registration of drugs. He /she will provide
strategic direction and report on technical and administrative processes and
utilisation of resources allocated to the department
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure that drug applications are assessed
    according to approved guidelines and regulations for registration
  • Actively participate in and coordinate the
    development of regulations and procedures of drug registration.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of
    computerised software and database for registered drugs
  • Ensure timely update of the registers with
    approved variations, new products, suspensions and deletions
  • Works closely with the necessary
    department heads to implement quality management systems in the department
  • Manage, assess and evaluate variation
    applications for registered products (human and veterinary drugs,
    traditional medicines and dietary supplements)
  • Manage, motivate and coach employees in
    the department and manage their performance through regular communication
    and timely feedback  annual
    performance appraisal and making provision for appropriate training and
    development options
  • Prepare, implement and monitor
    departmental budget and annual work plans to achieve the organisational
    strategic objectives
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by
    the Executive Director.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or Biomedical Science, plus a Master’s degree
    in either Pharmacy or Public Health. Possession of a Master’s degree in
    Business Administration would be an added advantage
  • At least ten (10) years post qualifying
    practicing experience in Drug regulation with six (6) years’ experience in
    a senior management position in a reputable organization.
  • Past experience in Good Manufacturing
  • Practice Experience in product dossier
    assessment/ evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of various aspects of
    drug assessment and registration.
  • Good understanding of national and
    international standards, norms and practices as they relate to drug
    regulation and control.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient
    in MS Office computer programs (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access).
  • Good leadership skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Good judgement.
  • The applicant must be a fluent speaker
    with good presentation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their handwritten or or electronically 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
The Human Resource and Administration Officer,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: 
Deadline: 20th May 2015 by 5PM

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