24 Fresher Regulatory Officer –Pharmacy Jobs – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala and Regional Offices, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Regions
or Principal Regulatory Officer
About NDA:
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 Regulatory
Officer –Pharmacy will carry out inspections of drug outlets dealing in the
manufacture, handling important and distribution of drugs and other healthcare
products for compliance to the National Drug Policy and Authority Act.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively contribute to the implementation
    and continuous improvement of registration and assessment, inspection and
    licensing processes, to ensure the process continues to be proportionate
  • The jobholder will inspect pharmaceutical
    and manufacturing facilities within the country and abroad for compliance
    with Good Manufacturing Practices and report on finding with
    recommendations.
  • The incumbent will inspect premises and
    facilities that distribute, dispense or keep custody of drugs and other
    health care products for suitability.
  • Prepare status reports on licenses,
    permits, imports and exports of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices
  • Mobilize other stakeholders, law
    enforcement agencies and professional bodies to that participate in
    inspection.
  • Verify documents for importation and
    exportation of pharmaceuticals, public health products and health devices
    to ensure compliance with NDA requirements.
  • Actively facilitate importation and
    exportation of medicines and health care products by inspecting of drug
    consignments and collaborating with other customs agencies and agents.
  • Carry out post-market surveillance to
    verify consistency of product standards and submit samples to Quality
    Control Laboratory for analysis.
  • Conduct intelligence gathering about
    illicit drug dealers.
  • Coordinate destruction of unfit and
    substandard drugs, or prohibits sale of impure, toxic, damaged, or
    misbranded items.
  • Conduct post marketing surveillance of
    medicines,  herbal medicines,
    traditional medicines and public health products
  • Conduct investigations into consumer and
    other complaints.
  • The Regulatory Officer -Pharmacy will
    provide information to the public pertaining to regulation of drugs
  • Develop and maintain good relations with
    clients
  • Oversee the destruction of unfit products
  • Prepare and submit status reports on
    licenses, permits, imports and exports of drugs, cosmetics and medical
    devices.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from
    time to time by Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the National Drug
    Authority (NDA) Regulatory Officer -Pharmacy should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized Institution
  • Registered pharmacist
  • Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of
    Uganda
  • One year of experience in a reputable
    pharmaceutical establishment.
  • Previous experience in regulatory affairs
    is an advantage
  • Proficiency in computer applications
    especially MS office packages
  • High degree of Integrity
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills
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@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: 30th May
2017

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