3 Regulatory Officer Career Opportunities – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managers or Principal Regulatory Officers
About US:
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 Regulatory
Officer will carry out inspections
of drug outlets dealing in the manufacture, handling import and  distribution of drugs and other
healthcare products for compliance to the National Drug Policy and Authority
Act.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Pharmacists;
  • The
    jobholder will inspect pharmaceutical and manufacturing facilities within
    the country and abroad for compliance with Good manufacturing
    Practices and report on findings with recommendations.
  • Inspect
    premises and facilities that distribute, dispense or keep custody
    of pharmaceutical and other health care products for suitability.
  • Actively
    facilitate importation and exportation of pharmaceutical and health care products
    by inspecting drug consignments and collaborating with other customs
    agencies and agents.
  • Actively
    contribute to the implementation and continuous improvement of
    registration and assessment, inspection and licensing processes.
  • Prepare
    status reports on licenses, permits, imports and exports of pharmaceutical
    products and medical devices
  • Keenly
    verify documents for importation and exportation of pharmaceuticals,
    public health products and health devices to ensure compliance with
    NDA requirements.
  • Carry
    out post marketing surveillance of medicines, herbal medicines,
    traditional medicines and public health products to verify consistency of
    product standards and submit samples to Quality Control Laboratory for
    analysis.
  • Perform
    investigations into consumer pharmaceutical product, licensing and
    inspection related complaints.
  • Provide
    information to the public pertaining to regulation of pharmaceutical products
  • Develop
    and maintain good relations with clients
  • Undertake
    any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned
    from time to time.
Others:
  • Actively
    contribute to the implementation and continuous improvement of
    registration and assessment, inspection and licensing processes.
  • Prepare
    status reports on licenses, permits, imports and exports of pharmaceutical
    products and medical devices
  • Keenly
    verify documents for importation and exportation of pharmaceuticals,
    public health products and health devices to ensure compliance with
    NDA requirements.
  • Coordinate
    destruction of unfit, substandard drugs and healthcare products,
    toxic, damaged, or misbranded items.
  • Conduct
    post marketing surveillance of medicines, herbal medicines, traditional medicines
    and public health products to verify consistency of product standards and
    submit samples to Quality Control Laboratory for analysis.
  • Undertake
    investigations into consumer pharmaceutical product, licensing and inspection
    related complaints.
  • Develop
    and maintain good relations with clients
  • Undertake
    any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned from time
    to time.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Veterinary,
    Medicine, Dental surgery, Biomedical sciences, or Law + Diploma in
    Pharmacy from a recognized Institution
  • At least three years working experience in a reputable pharmaceutical
    establishment.
  • Previous
    experience in regulatory affairs is an advantage
  • Proficiency
    in computer applications especially MS office packages
  • High
    level of Integrity
  • Keen
    attention to detail.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together with your
Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1) should be
your current or most recent employer either electronically to the e-mail
address- hr@nda.or.ug or hand delivered to National Drug Authority office, 1st
Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue opposite TWED PLAZA. Your application
should be addressed to the Head Human Resources and Administration, National
Drug Authority.
Deadline: 20th January 2018

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