Vacancy for Technical Officer at World Health Organisation | M.Pharm


WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva. More than 7000 people from more than 150 countries work for the Organization in over 150 WHO country offices, 6 regional offices, at the Global Service Centre in Malaysia and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Post : Technical Officer (Medical Products Regulation) - (1900530)

Job Description
Under the overall guidance of Director, Health Systems Development and the direct supervision of the Regional Advisor managing the South-East Asia Regulatory Network (SEARN), the incumbent will perform the following duties
1. Support activities and deliverables of Working Groups of the South-East Asia Regulatory Network (SEARN), including ways to expedite approval of new and existing priority products through inter-country collaboration, and support for the quality control laboratory network.
2. Provide technical and managerial support for medical products (medicines, vaccines, medical devices and diagnostics) on regulation and regulatory system strengthening in the countries in the region 
3. Facilitate the organization of country self- and joint benchmarking of regulatory capacity, and completion of their institutional development plans.
4. Support countries in defining roles and responsibilities for external partners supporting national regulatory system strengthening, so external partners' interventions are well-aligned with countries' institutional development plans and well-coordinated in their implementation.
5. Develop a plan for post-marketing surveillance and vigilance activities in SEAR and support its implementation, through WHO or through SEARN, as appropriate.
6. Contribute to regional publications on access to medical products.
7. To perform other relevant duties assigned by Director HSD or supervisor.
8. Submit an end of assignment report (mandatory)

Candidate Profile
Essential: Master's level university degree in pharmacy, medicine, biological sciences, public health or other health science.
Desirable: PhD in pharmacy, medicine, biological sciences, public health or other health science.

Essential: At least seven years of experience in medical product regulation, some of which should have been obtained in an international context.
Desirable: -Experience in working on medical product regulation in a low or middle-income country-Experience in working across multiple agencies and managing their often diverse objectives.

• Good knowledge of medical product regulation, and medical product development, production and control. This includes having worked for a medicines/vaccines manufacturer or a national regulatory authority.
• Demonstrated ability to work with experts at national and regional levels, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent organizational skills.

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 71,332 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1706 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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