Head Regional Offices and In-Charge of Greater Kampala Employment Opportunity – National Drug Authority (NDA)

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
Regional Offices and In-Charge of greater Kampala will be responsible for the coordination,
administration and efficient functioning of all NDA regional offices / branches
including their operations, security and safety in accordance with NDA’s
strategic objectives. The jobholder will be in charge of the regulation of
all pharmacies and drug outlets within greater Kampala in accordance with NDA
regulatory standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Provides
leadership, on policy, regulatory and operational direction regarding Product
regulation and safety; delegates day to day operations to Regional
Managers.
·        
Understand
NDA’s strategic direction and manage the Regions performance to key performance
metrics
·        
Ensure
that greater Kampala and all Regions focus on Safety, Quality, and Efficacy;
·        
Manage
and coordinate inspection of Pharmacy and Drug outlet premises for
issuance of certificates of suitability and licenses
·        
Develop
and implement strategies for institutionalization of best regulatory
operational practices in accordance with NDA’s core values and rules
·        
Manage
the development of the budget for the Regions and ensure effective budget
management with the objective of cost saving
·        
Actively
participate in quarterly and annual performance/management review meetings and
report on progress on planned activities and guide management decisions
for continual improvement.
·        
Ensure
stakeholders, pharmaceutical service providers and the general public receive
the right information on pharmaceutical products.
·        
Co-ordinate
with local Governments to increase the NDA’s visibility and to enhance
new and existing collaboration opportunities
·        
Work
to ensure that NDA is delivering an excellent client experience.
·        
Collaborate
with other Departments and Directorates in furtherance of the vision, mission,
goals and strategic objectives of NDA
·        
Oversee all field operations, evaluate and manage the resources and processes
required for the successful completion of such operations.
·        
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 Regional Offices and In-Charge of greater Kampala job
placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Veterinary and Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Public
Health, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Business Administration
·        
Possession
of a post graduate diploma in management (for those with only science degrees).
Registration with relevant professional body is a must
·        
At least ten
(10) years relevant working experience
·        
Five
years as a manager or at Senior Management Level
·        
Excellent
problem solving skills are required
·        
Proficiency
in computer applications especially MS office packages and good presentation
skills.
·        
People
Management skills
·        
High
Integrity
·        
Keen attention
to detail
·        
Ability
and willingness to participate in field activities, frequently; and sometimes
beyond normal working hours.
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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