Senior Technical Advisor
MSH Management Sciences for Health
Nairobi, Kenya
3d ago

Under the supervision of the Country Project Director, the Senior Technical Advisor - Regulatory System Strengthening / Pharmacovigilance will be responsible for leading and managing the Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Regulatory system strengthening activities for the East African Community (EAC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regions.

S / He will provide pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening and pharmacovigilance and other technical assistance to the Secretariats of the EAC and IGAD Regional Economic Communities (RECs), respectively.

In addition, s / he will collaborate with and provide technical assistance and guidance to technical counterparts in the EAC and IGAD RECs, including partner / member states and ensure the roll out of all activities designed and budgeted for in the annual work plan, while ensuring high standards of quality and achievement of planned results.

  • The STA-RSS / PV will work closely with the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team and other MTaPS technical staff to review the MTaPS EAC / IGAD results framework;
  • monitor and evaluate performance; and disseminate results. S / He will assist the Country Project Director in strategic planning, risk mitigation, performance management and coordination of MTaPS EAC / IGAD activities.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide pharmacovigilance and other pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening technical assistance to the EAC and IGAD Secretariats.
  • Contribute to the conceptualization and implementation of pharmacovigilance and pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening activities for the EAC and IGAD regional blocks.
  • Lead and participate in activities aimed at strengthening pharmaceutical regulatory system / pharmacovigilance system, including assessments, options analysis, operations research, strategic planning;
  • and ensuring that findings, recommendations and planned interventions are all consistent with USAID objectives and EAC / IGAD regional priorities.

  • Provide technical support to technical counterparts in the EAC and IGAD Secretariats in the implementation of planned activities and in the review of project deliverables while ensuring quality of deliverables.
  • Participate and represent MTaPS in meetings with EAC and IGAD Secretariat, Pharmacovigilance Technical Working Groups and Committees, national and international partners and collaborators.
  • Coordinate with the EAC and IGAD Secretariats, USAID Kenya / East Africa and partners in the design and implementation of pharmacovigilance and pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening strategies
  • Coordinate with other MTaPS project activities ensuring harmonization and collaboration with other aspects of the program in countries with the EAC and IGAD regions.
  • Participate in human resource capacity assessments in the pharmaceutical sector and collaborate internally and externally to develop country-specific capacity building material, strategies and roll out plans.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of pharmacovigilance and pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening programs aimed at building the capacity of the EAC and IGAD Secretariats, national pharmacovigilance and medicines regulatory capacity of national medicines regulatory authorities, and training in pharmacovigilance and pharmaceutical regulatory system strengthening by academic institutions in the EAC and IGAD regions.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders for the development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools necessary to improve pharmacovigilance and pharmaceutical regulatory system performance.
  • In coordination with the MEL team, support project for the establishment of mechanisms for collecting relevant data to their established indicators.
  • Also participate in program review activities and provide adequate recommendations.

  • Support technical counterparts in the EAC and IGAD Secretariats, MTaPS Technical Advisors and other project staff in the adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons learned including the development and submission of abstracts and articles to scientific journals and conferences.
  • Supervise and support work of assigned technical consultants and technical advisors to ensure adequacy of their performance and the continuous professional development of MTaPS Technical Advisors.
  • Qualifications and Experience

    The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor of Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in pharmacy or any other relevant discipline with hands-on experience in pharmaceutical regulation especially related to pharmacovigilance with at least seven (7) years’ relevant experience in pharmacovigilance, regulatory systems, pharmaceutical systems strengthening related projects, preferably with non-state actors and international donors such as WHO, USAID, Global Fund, UN and World Bank.

    Participate and represent MTaPS in meetings with EAC and IGAD Secretariat, Pharmacovigilance Technical Working Groups and Committees, national and international partners and collaborators.

    Regulation (Regulatory Affairs) and Pharmacovigilance in public and private sectors is preferred.

    In addition, s / he should be computer literate, have proven experience providing technical assistance to public health programs, and should have strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

    S / he should demonstrate ability to work within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural contexts leadership and non-leadership positions, with tact and diplomacy.

    The position involves frequent travel based on agreed schedule.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.

    We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.

  • Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS;
  • tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease.

    Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

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