Doh Vacancies – Pharmaceutical Policy Specialist

Website Department of Health

Job Description:

It is the Department’s intension to promote equity (race, gender and disability) through the filing of this post with a candidate whose transfer /promotion/ appointment will promote representivity in line with the numeric targets as contained in our Employment Equity plan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the recruitment, functioning and governance of Ministerial appointed
  • Committees for the selection of essential medicines, Manage the Review of the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and Essential Medicines List (EML) and support the establishment of the framework for Health Technology Assessment,
  • Provide input relating to medicine selection to internal and external parties with adequate relationship management and communication,
  • Develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures for the review of STGs and EML, Risk management.

Job Requirements:

  • Good communication (verbal and written), presentation, interpersonal, problem-solving, project planning, organisational, supervisory and computer skills (MS Office packages).
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Willing to travel regularly and work long and irregular hours.
  • Candidates may be required to do a practical competency test.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Drug Policy, National Health Policy.
  • Knowledge of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 101 and Pharmacy Act 53, as amended.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and Essential Medicines List (EML).
  • In-depth Knowledge and understanding of evidence-based medicine principles, Health Technology Assessment and rational medicines use.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Qualification and years of experience required are indicated above.

Job Details:

Company: Department of Health

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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