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.
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.
and ensuring that findings, recommendations and planned interventions are all consistent with USAID objectives and EAC / IGAD regional priorities.
Also participate in program review activities and provide adequate recommendations.
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.
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.
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.