Management Sciences for Health
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…
Drugs Act of Nepal was promulgated in 1978 to establish a regulatory authority for the regulation of drugs. The major objective of the Act is to prohibit the misuse and abuse of drugs, prohibit false and misleading information on drugs and to regulate and control the production, import/export, sales and distribution, storage, and administration of drugs which are not safe for use, efficacious and of standard quality. The Government of Nepal established the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) in 1979 as per the provision of section 5 of the Act. The DDA has been made responsible to carry out all the functions related with the control of drugs under the Act and the rules framed thereunder.
MSH is seeking a consultant for the MTaPS program in Nepal to support the DDA in preparing a final draft of drug law and preparing regulations.
Description of Services to be provided
The consultant will support the work in the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) formulated working group involving representation from the DDA and other stakeholders and review all the existing draft Drug Acts. The consultant will also review the gap analysis report prepared by an international consultant. In collaboration with the international Consultant and the working group, the consultant will prepare a final draft of Medicines and Medical Products Act for Nepal. The consultant will present the draft and facilitate consultative meeting(s) with stakeholders, which will be organized by MTaPS/DDA and the working group. The consultant will incorporate the recommendations/suggestions from such consultations for submission to the MOHP. The consultant will support the DDA and in collaboration with DDA and MTaPS update regulations and guidelines to become in line with the new Medicines Act and the WHO best practices.
The consultant will undertake the following activities:
The interested candidate possessing above qualification and experiences are requested to apply with the following details at firstname.lastname@example.org
An updated CV including three references
Budget requirement and payment terms