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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/SSA10
Title: EDM Consultant
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initially for six months with possibility of extension
Date: 14 May 2014
Application Deadline: 28 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
Under the WHO Representative, provide support and guidance for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the National Drug Policy to help improve access to essential medicines and assure their safety, quality and rational use; develop and manage the organisation's programme of technical cooperation at country level and coordinate the Organisation's pharmaceutical assistance.
Description of duties:
1. Serves as World Health Organization (WHO) focal point in the Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (EFMHACA)
2. Advises the Director General of EFMHACA in the global and national medicine regulation developments
3. Advises the Director General in the implementation and reviews of national medicine policy, sectoral plans,
development of technical guidelines, lists and manuals essential for strengthening medicine regulation, rational use and Traditional medicines.
4. Provides technical assistance to the EFMHACA different directorates and branches in the implementation of WHO assisted activities,
5. Facilitates procurement process of medicines and other health care supplies intended for emergency interventions and regular programs
6. Plays advisory role in the coordination of partners of EFMHACA
7. Identifies potential areas of collaboration that need the support of WCO (including the support from other WCO clusters and programs)
8. Participates in the development of WHO supported work plans
9. Monitors the implementation of work plan approved by WHO and EFMHACA
10. Submits monthly work plan progress reports
11. Closely works with EFMHACA units in the organization of workshops, trainings.etc
12. Follows-up the production and/or printing of survey, training, workshop, meeting reports
13. Identifies bottlenecks in facilitation of collaboration between EFMHACA and WHO in the field of medicines regulation and reports back to the Essential Drugs and Medicines (EDM) Program Officer with recommendations
14. With the approval of the supervisor, represents WHO in meeting, workshops, trainings...etc called/organized by EFMHACA
15. Performs any other tasks as requested by EDM Officer
BSc Degree in Pharmacy or related fields
Technical Expertise in Pharmacy and public Health; Ability to work effectively with officials at the national and regional levels as well as with other partners and stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector; Ability to draft reports and other documents in a precise and concise manner; Good oral and written communication skills; Knowledge of or familiarity with WHO mandate, work and goals as related to Essential Medicines; Ability to monitor own progress against objectives and take corrective actions necessary; adequate knowledge of Pharmaceutical and Essential Drugs and medicines Programme management. Proficiency in computer skills, data analysis and results presentation and or appropriate training/research skills

Other skills:

Knowledge in Microsoft word, excel, power point, etc


1- Communication in a credible and effective way
2- Moving forward in a changing environment
3- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
5- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
Excellent knowledge of English and fluency in the working language of the country
Additional Information:
 Annual remuneration: USD 16,665 Payable in ETB
 Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.
 Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.
 Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.
 Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.
 Note! This is a National Consultant position. Only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIAN will be accepted. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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