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…
Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the MTaPS Program, implemented by Management Sciences for Health, provides pharmaceutical system strengthening assistance for sustained improvements in health system performance and to advance USAID’S goals of preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combating infectious disease threats, as well as expanding essential health coverage. The goal of the global, five-year (2018–2023) program is to enable low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, and affordable essential medicines and medicine-related pharmaceutical services. To achieve this goal, the MTaPS program has the following objectives:
The DDA is the national medicine regulatory agency of Nepal established as per the Drugs Act 1978 and is one of the departments of the Ministry of Health and Population. The Act also provides the DDA a mandate to carry out its regulatory functions. DDA has 75 staff working in its central office in Kathmandu and three branch offices in Biratnagar, Birgunj and Nepalgunj. Since early 2020, MTaPS Program has been supporting the DDA to increase its maturity level as per the World Health Organization global benchmarking tool. As result of this support documents are produced by the different MTaPS Nepal staff to be shared with other MTaPS teams, country counterparts and USAID for review and comment. Once comments received are addressed by the country team, the documents need to be finalized for submission. MTaPS Nepal is looking for a technical editorial reviewer to assist in writing, reviewing and updating reports and other technical documents related to pharmaceutical system strengthening.
The consultant will be supervised by, and reported to the Country Project Director, Birna Trap at MTaPS Nepal. The consultant will liaise with other country team members, relevant MTaPS headquarters, and regional technical staff, and will work in collaboration with DDA, MOH and other relevant country stakeholders.
Description of services to be provided:
In collaboration with technical staff, guide the drafts through fact-checking, track responses to queries, edit and review final copy of report or document. Proof-read layout files, including checking spelling, as well as acronyms and other abbreviations, style consistency, layout, and references.
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