Risk Management Officer Job Opportunities – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Business
Development
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 Risk Management Officer will be
responsible for the identification and management of risks to minimize negative
impact to strategy delivery; undertake the risk function on behalf of the NDA
and ensure enterprise wide risk management as a key to enable achieving the
business objectives of the NDA
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Develop
and update the NDA risk matrix, maintain and implement the risk
management plan in consultation with management.
·        
Manage
the process of identifying and assessing the risks affecting NDA in order to
develop risk mitigation, adequately plan risk responses and monitoring
strategies for the critical risks.
·        
Establish
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) objectives for NDA in order to ensure
integration with the corporate strategy and facilitate the use of appropriate
ERM methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure effective risk management.
·        
Ensure
appropriate risk reporting to the Management team and prepare the Risk management
system and framework.
·        
Conduct
regular risk management training in order to increase risk awareness across
NDA.
·        
Develop
and ensure compliance with, including regular review of the Risk Policy
in order to have relevant and up-to-date Risk Policies and ensure an effective
risk management framework.
·        
Prepare
and develop the NDA risk strategy and regularly identify, analyze and classify
risks and obtain mitigating responses / actions.
·        
Execute
the risk response strategies through collaborative working with relevant
stakeholders.
·        
Conduct
planned and ad-hoc risk reviews on designated projects and make recommendations
for corrective actions.
·        
Ensure
that effective risk management strategies and processes are embedded
within the NDA’s day to day activities and ensure that NDA complies with both
outside regulatory requirements and its own internal policies.
·        
Follow
up and co-ordinate preparation and implementation of action plans for
Audit findings in liaison with the relevant stakeholders
·        
Perform
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) Risk Management
Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, Finance or
Statistics from a reputable institution
·        
At
least three (3) years working experience in risk management/ control,
compliance, audit in a reputable organization
·        
IT
literacy and Computer software applications skills, MS applications
·        
Proactive
and independent
·        
Show
concern for precision and rigor
·        
Analytical
and reliable
·        
Flexible
and stress resistant
·        
Ability
to organize and prioritize
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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