Head Enforcement Job Placement – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Job Title:    Head Enforcement
Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Inspectorate and Enforcement
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 Head Enforcement will ensure
compliance to the National drug policy and Authority Act.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Carry
out investigations and enforcement activities.
·        
Carry
out investigations in the following but not limited to: i. advertising of
prescription only medicines to the public ii. the production and distribution
of falsified pharmaceutical products iii. Un authorized importation and
diversion of pharmaceutical products from and into legal distribution networks
iv. false or misleading pharmaceutical claims for unlicensed products
·        
The jobholder will recommend withdrawal of licenses of offenders and document cases for
prosecution.
·        
Plan and
collaborate with other institutions regarding the enforcement of relevant
legislation and regulations
·        
Take lead
and supervise enforcement operations in compliance with NDA regulatory
standards.
·        
The
incumbent will partner and work with relevant stakeholders to build intelligence
on illegal activities in the pharmaceutical sector.
·        
Prepare
reports and advise the Director on all matters pertaining to enforcement
·        
Work and
partner with the Manager Public Relations and Communications to sensitize the
pharmaceutical sector and general public on matters of pharmaceutical
regulation and compliance respectively.
·        
Work
closely with other Directorates to develop an online database for educating and
informing the general public on all illicit, falsified and counterfeit medicines
and products
·        
Develop
guidelines, manuals and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the
department.
·        
Work
closely with Local Government Authorities to ensure compliance with NDA Act.
·        
Provide
leadership to staff in the unit by ensuring effective support, capacity
building, performance management and motivation strategies are applied to
enable delivery of effective services and results
·        
Undertake
any other responsibilities, tasks or activities as may be assigned from time to
time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the National Drug
Authority (NDA) Head Enforcement job
placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmacy,
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Veterinary, Medicine
·        
Possession
of a Diploma in Law/Criminal Justice except those with a Degree in Law.
·        
Registration
with relevant professional body is a must
·        
At
least ten (10) years relevant working experience
·        
Five (
5) years as a manager or at Senior Management Level
·        
Strong
understanding of Criminal Law.
·        
Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills;
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of the Uganda context of pharmaceutical supply
and distribution channels.
·        
High
degree of integrity
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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