5 Analyst Employment Opportunities – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Officer
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 Analyst will mainly ensure
timely and accurate quality control testing of samples submitted and report
results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Tests
daily, all allocated samples according to approved test methods and procedures
·        
Participate,
as required or requested, in bi-weekly meetings for planning and making
schedules of samples to be tested and re-tested
·        
Compute
data and generate sample analytical test reports, as require or requested, and
forward them to the Senior Drug Quality Analyst and also participate in
bi-weekly planning meetings 
·        
Responsible
for implementation of, and adherence to the required national and
international standards and practices in the process of testing samples,
management and control of data and test results.
·        
Participate
as required or requested, in analytical method validation and in writing and
review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), protocols, guidelines,
specifications and other documents for NDA activities
·        
Participate
as required or requested, in the testing of international inter-laboratory
proficiency samples, review and report results
·        
Participate
in preparing the annual activity plan and budget for the directorate
·        
Participate
as required or requested, in the initiation of procurements, drawing of
specifications as well as the evaluation of bids and quotations
·        
Keenly
review general and technical correspondences and queries, and advise on
the appropriate response to particular situations
·        
Participate
as required or requested, in local and foreign cGMP inspection, write reports
and present them to the Good Manufacturing Practice Peer Review
Committee (GPRC)
·        
Participate
as required or requested, in workshops, seminars and retreats
·        
Attend
departmental, inter-departmental, general staff, technical committee meetings
and any other relevant internal or external meetings as required or
requested
·        
Conduct analytical
method validation/ Verification as required or requested.
·        
Carry
out equipment calibration/ maintenance as required or requested by the
supervisor
·        
Mentor and train as required, new staff, intern students and intern pharmacists
·        
Maintain weekly a database of allocated samples
tested or activities performed
·        
Carry
out any other duties as requested or required by the Senior Drug Quality
Analyst Head QC Department



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Analyst job
placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology and Biochemistry
from a recognised university.
·        
Proficiency
in Quality Control testing of medicines, public health chemicals, medical
devices and related products.
·        
Extensive
knowledge of Good laboratory and analytical practices
·        
Good
analytical, reporting and communication skills
·        
Proficient
in computer applications MS word, Excel and Access
·        
Good
team player
·        
Works
with minimum supervision
·        
High
integrity
·        
Good
judgement
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: 10th
January 2018

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