Senior Inspector – Medical Devices & Surgical Instruments Job Vacancy – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty
Station:
  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head, Drug Inspectorate Services
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 Senior Inspector – Medical Devices
& Surgical Instruments will provide support to the Head, Drug Inspectorate
Services to deliver inspectorate services for medical devices and surgical
instruments at NDA
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Regulate,
control, and monitor all matters related to medical devices and surgical
instruments, stakeholders and Conformity Assessment Bodies.
·        
Coordinate
and supervise establishment of the standards for compliance with conformity
assessment procedures of medical devices (evaluate new techniques / reagents)
·        
Manage
and monitor post-market surveillance and vigilance system of medical devices
used in the country.
·        
Ensure
and supervise the timely regular inspection and certification of premises
dealing in the manufacture, importation, storage, distribution, dispensing of
medical devices (including those for human and veterinary use) in both the
private and public sectors.
·        
Coordinate
and carry out assessment of medical device manufacturers for Good Manufacturing
Practice (GMP) compliance prior recommendation for product market authorization.
·        
Coordinate
and participate in the verification of pro-forma invoices for importation of
medical devices and equipment; and ensure compliance with registration and
other requirements.
·        
Work
closely with Uganda Revenue Authority, Police and other security organs to
investigate suspected cases of illegal/criminal activities related to medical
device importation, handling, distribution and use.
·        
Sensitize
the various stakeholders on the need to comply with the provisions of the
National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 of the Laws of Uganda (revised
edition 2000).
·        
Prepare
in collaboration with the head of department quarterly and annual activity
reports for the various units.
·        
Mentor
and train new employees, prepare work schedules, monitor and evaluate
performance.
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a degree in Medical Physics, Medicine,
Pharmacy, Bio-medical sciences or Engineering (electrical, mechanical,
biomedical, clinical & bioengineering)
·        
Hold
valid registration with the relevant professional body.
·        
At
least six years’ experience in a reputable organization or company, with at
least 3 years in a senior position.
·        
Additional
training in management
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. proficiency in computer applications especially Ms office
packages
·        
Must
be of high integrity
·        
Relevant
training in Medical technology management is an added advantage
·        
Training
and experience in Quality Management System Lead auditor ISO 9001, ISO 17020
and ISO 13845 is an added advantage
·        
Prior
experience with GMP inspection is an added advantage is an added advantage
·        
Working
knowledge of various aspects of medical device regulation is an added advantage
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates should
send hand written applications together with copies of academic certificates,
transcripts, testimonials and three work related referees should be submitted
to the Human Resource and Administration Officer either hand delivered or
electronically to the address below.
The Human Resource and Administration
Officer,
National Drug Authority, Plot 46-48,
Lumumba Avenue,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: hr@nda.or.ug
Deadline:
25th January 2016 by 5:00 PM

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