Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Reference: Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP)
Contract type: Full time, fixed-term contract
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: Friday, 19 March, 2021
Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) is a technical assistance programme to the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), funded with UK Aid, designed to support the goals of Nepal Health Sector Strategy (2015/16 - 2020/21) and contribute to the MoHP’s efforts to provide quality health services leaving no-one behind. It is implemented by a consortium led by Options, with HERD International and Oxford Policy Management.
Options seeks a Pharmacist to provide technical assistance (TA) under the Leadership and Governance Thematic Area. The aim of this thematic area is to provide effective technical inputs to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) /DoHS to enable them to deliver against the objectives of NHSP 3, especially policy performance improved through better formulated and implemented policies across the spheres, with governance functions carried out efficiently, effectively, equitably and in a responsive manner.
The main responsibility of the Pharmacist is to build the technical capacities within the Management Division/Logistics Management Section of the MoHP, and provincial & local procurement entities to establish/strengthen procurement processes for pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical goods and services; ensure that these comply with the procedures of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations of Nepal and of other relevant regulatory authorities; and aim to make processes transparent and duty-bearers accountable.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
Minimum 8 - 10 years’ professional experience in procurement issues with a special focus on health products and pharmaceuticals
Specific experience in the policy development, procurement, project management of health-related products (including preparing technical specifications of medicines, processes, market knowledge, etc.)
Good understanding of pharmaceutical and drug-related laws and policies in Nepal and of the regional market
Knowledge and experience on GMP and quality assurance of pharmaceutical items
Knowledge of supply chain management
Skills and attributes
Strong leadership skills
Self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent planning and organising skills
Ability to make and articulate clear decisions
Strong internal and external communication and facilitation skills
Ability to collaborate and be a team worker
Excellent negotiation abilities
Willingness to travel within Nepal
Commitment to equal opportunities
Fluency in written and spoken English
The right to work in Nepal
Interested candidates are requested to click here to apply for this position.