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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