Senior Post marketing surveillance advisor

چهارشنبه ۱۳۹۸/۷/۲۴ - ۱۱:۲۴

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

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Job Title:                 Senior Post marketing surveillance advisor  

Vacancy No:              Se/Mark/Sur/Advisor         

Number of Post:      One        

Location:                 Kabul  

Sex:                         Male/Female                   

Nationality:             Afghan

Duration:                 One year      

Reporting to:           NMHRA Executive Directorate and Sehatmandi

                                Coordination Office   

Announced Date:          15/10/2019

Expire Date:                   29/10/2019



The Afghanistan health system has made considerable progress and the health indicators have also significantly improved over the period of 2003-2017. The key enablers for the improvements have seen in the health sector are strong local stewardship, development of sound and stable policy frameworks, prioritization of investments in primary care and implementation of BPHS and EPHS. The BPHS and EPHS have been implemented through NGOs in 31 and the MoPH Strengthening Mechanism in remaining 3 provinces. Sehatmandi project mainly finances the BPHS and EPHS implementation across the country for 3 years - July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2021. In order to manage the health program effectively, the project finances the system development and stewardship functions of the MoPH though support of short-term technical assistance and supports the contractual staff required for implementation of project activities.

Scope of services:

The senior post market surveillance advisor will closely work with NMHRA executive director for providing technical support to quality assurance of medicine, safety, effectiveness, rational medicine use and to operationalize the system to monitor in BPHS and EPHS health facilities level the safety and effectiveness of medicines and other pharmaceutical products.

The Advisor will report technical on day to day activities to the his/her direct line manager/supervisor. However, contractually, the, the advisor is accountable to Sehatmandi Coordination Office and will report project related activities/deliverables to Sehatmandi coordination Office on regular basis.


  • To operationalize a market surveillance system to enforce the quality standards including the collection, analysis and detection of quality and safety concerns of pharmaceutical on central and provincial level at BPHS and EPHS health facilities.
  • To develop a comprehensive national plan for Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) Pharmaco-vigilance (PV) system on central and provincial level for BPHS and EPHS.
  • To develop pharmaco-vigilance reporting system on central and provincial level for BPHS and EPHS


  • Development of comprehensive national plan for Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) Pharmaco-vigilance (PV)
  • Coordinate pharmacovigilance activities with relevant MoPH departments, BPHS and EPHS implementers and other health services providers.
  • Developing required supportive guidelines, SoPs and Forms for implementation of medicine surveillance system.
  • Support partnership with national and international agencies for exchange of information/knowledge and experience of quality assurance system according to international standards.
  • Contribute to advocacy programs for collection of safety/quality reports from public and private health services providers.
  • Identify possible supports and establishing sustainable mechanisms of obtaining the required technical and financial resources for better performance of PMS in BPHS and EPHS system.
  • Ensure complaint investigations are adequate, accurate and timely from central and provincial level.
  • Perform data analysis to alert management to trends revealed by complaints and reported events and peer reviews for complaint closure activities.
  • Preparing training material of post marketing surveillance methodologies and conducting trainings for relevant stakeholders on timely basis and implementation in BPHS and EPHS health facilities.
  • Submit a one-page monthly report to Sehatmandi Coordination office about project related work and deliverables
  • Provide regular or ad hoc plan and report in coordination with Inspection and regulatory advisor as per request NMHRA/MoPH leadership and Word Bank according to the ToR

Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in Pharmacy, medicine or public health (master degree candidates is preferred).
  • At least 5 years working experience in health management with government, national or international NGOs or UN or donor agencies including at least two year working experience in pharmaceutical.
  • Good communication skill
  • Good command of English, local languages and computer skills.



  • Pharmaco-vigilance comprehensive national plan developed for BPHS and EPHS.
  • Pharmaco-vigilance implementation guideline for BPHS and EPHS health facilities developed.
  • Quality assurance plan prepared and implemented in all BPHS and EPHS health facilities.
  • SOPs, forms and guidelines for quality assurance of medicine prepared for all BPHS and EPHS health facilities.
  • 12 monthly activities report submitted to Sehatmandi Coordination office within one year

(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 
ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad Nawid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad Nawid Barekzai ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references

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