National Officer

World Health Organization

The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 1+ Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Mar 23, 2021

Job Description

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Nepal and Public Health Administrator and direct supervision of Technical Officer (RH) the incumbent will:

Support to improve access to quality Medical Abortion drugs/combi pack/ contraceptives and other FP commodities that contribute towards Universal Health Coverage of SRH services and Rights;

Support efforts towards strengthening the stewardship and good governance functions related to Essential Drugs and Medicines and in general contribute to overall efforts on health systems development;

Provide technical support to Department of Drug Administration (DDA) to strengthen existing regulatory system related to essential drugs and medicines including commodities for abortion, family planning and recommend necessary actions;

Necessary support to provinces for improved forecasting, supply chain and logistics management of MAdrugs in public sector;

Provide technical assistance to the government and relevant authorities on promoting rational use of medicines including Medical Abortion drugs and antibiotics.

Provide technical support to address antimicrobial resistance through surveillance systems, awareness-raising and evidence-based policies and practices.

Facilitate and coordinate with National Medicines Laboratory in quality assurance mechanism of medical products including Medical Abortion drugs.

Actively participate and contribute in identifying country’s priorities on pharmaceuticals by ensuring safety, quality and efficiency of medicines including Medical Abortion drugs, vaccines and health technology products at all levels.

Provide technical assistance to DDA for post market surveillance, pharmacovigilance and quality assessment of Medical products including Medical Abortion drugs;

Facilitate and support DDA to get affiliation with WHO Collaborative Registration Group which would expedite registration of good quality products;

Assisting the team in collaborating with partners and stakeholders including UN Organizations, other multi and bi-lateral organizations, civil society and professional associations that are involved in improving access to quality abortion and family planning services;

Coordinating with other units in WCO and colleagues at regional and headquarter offices to deliver integrated services as one WHO;

Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.

Required Qualification & Experience

Education

Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy.
Desirable: Master’s degree in pharmacy. Additional training in drug supply management and/or pharmacovigilance; and/or rational use of medicines.

Experience

Essential: At least one year of experience in essential drugs and medicines policies and rational drug use principles.
Desirable: Experience in pharmaceutical regulation and quality control (medicines and health legislation, surveillance system);

Skills

Demonstrated expertise in national drug policies, rational drug use, quality assurance and use of WHO standards and guidelines on pre-qualification of essential medicines and vaccines. Knowledge on supply chain management and able to identify bottlenecks and provide appropriate solutions. Demonstrated experience in inter-sectoral collaboration and ability to work with other agencies and development partners. Technical expertise and Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,353,227 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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