Opening in World Health Organization as Specialist Regulatory Affairs, Medicines & Health Technologies
Develop sound technical cooperation programs that develop and strengthen primary health care based health systems, health policies, health services and programs, technologies and medicines, health investment and financing, health research and development of human resources for health. Support country and territory capacities, facilitate inter-country networks and cooperation, and implement and evaluate inter-sectorial approaches.
Post: Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Medicines & Health Technologies
Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/11/TA77
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: Temporary appointment, one year. Firs year probationary period.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Manager, Health Systems based on Primary Health Care (HSS), and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Medicines and Health Technologies (HSS/MT) the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:
a) Provide technical support and advice on regulation of medicines and health technologies, development of national and regional regulatory sector profiles including key descriptors and indicators, focusing on the general regulatory landscape for medicines and health technologies, legal framework, and specific areas of work relating to core regulatory functions.
b) Revise regulatory terminology in use throughout the Region; develop a glossary of terms based on the Organization's norms and guidelines.
c) Develop and revise data collection tools to evaluate regulatory structures, process and outcomes.
d) Support the collection of information on regulatory processes and systems within the Member States
e) Revise data collected for completeness and accuracy to ensure quality; coordinate with national regulatory authorities and Country Offices on issues relating to the quality of data being provided.
f) Provide technical support to other professionals in the quality and regulation of medicines and health technologies, and specifically in the development of a regional virtual platform on regulatory processes and systems.
g) Develop and support the implementation of communication mechanisms with national regulatory authorities including list serves, communities of practices and other virtual forums to strengthen exchange of information and knowledge transfer between national regulatory authorities.
h) Support the preparation of proposals and reports relating to strengthening national regulatory capacity.
i) Provide technical support to working groups of the Pan American Network for Drug Regulatory Harmonization, as required.
j) Perform other related tasks assigned.
Essential: A university degree in pharmaceutical science or related field from an accredited university.
Desirable: A master's degree in biology or related field, in areas of/or associated with medicine quality assurance, pharmaceutical quality management system or regulatory affairs would be an asset.
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