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5 Analyst Employment Opportunities - National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal Officer

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 Analyst will mainly ensure timely and accurate quality control testing of samples submitted and report results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Tests daily, all allocated samples according to approved test methods and procedures
·         Participate, as required or requested, in bi-weekly meetings for planning and making schedules of samples to be tested and re-tested
·         Compute data and generate sample analytical test reports, as require or requested, and forward them to the Senior Drug Quality Analyst and also participate in bi-weekly planning meetings 
·         Responsible for implementation of, and adherence to the required national and international standards and practices in the process of testing samples, management and control of data and test results.
·         Participate as required or requested, in analytical method validation and in writing and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), protocols, guidelines, specifications and other documents for NDA activities
·         Participate as required or requested, in the testing of international inter-laboratory proficiency samples, review and report results
·         Participate in preparing the annual activity plan and budget for the directorate
·         Participate as required or requested, in the initiation of procurements, drawing of specifications as well as the evaluation of bids and quotations
·         Keenly review general and technical correspondences and queries, and advise on the appropriate response to particular situations
·         Participate as required or requested, in local and foreign cGMP inspection, write reports and present them to the Good Manufacturing Practice Peer Review Committee (GPRC)
·         Participate as required or requested, in workshops, seminars and retreats
·         Attend departmental, inter-departmental, general staff, technical committee meetings and any other relevant internal or external meetings as required or requested
·         Conduct analytical method validation/ Verification as required or requested.
·         Carry out equipment calibration/ maintenance as required or requested by the supervisor
·         Mentor and train as required, new staff, intern students and intern pharmacists
·         Maintain weekly a database of allocated samples tested or activities performed
·         Carry out any other duties as requested or required by the Senior Drug Quality Analyst Head QC Department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the National Drug Authority (NDA) Analyst job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Microbiology and Biochemistry from a recognised university.
·         Proficiency in Quality Control testing of medicines, public health chemicals, medical devices and related products.
·         Extensive knowledge of Good laboratory and analytical practices
·         Good analytical, reporting and communication skills
·         Proficient in computer applications MS word, Excel and Access
·         Good team player
·         Works with minimum supervision
·         High integrity
·         Good judgement

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- 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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