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Pharmaceutical Development Officer (Regulatory Affairs)

APPLICATIONS CLOSE on 31st May 2017 at midnight (Canberra time)

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General Information
Assignment Code AV0417FJ35P
Duration 12 months
Proposed Start Date August 2017
Assignment Location Suva , Fiji
Assignment Summary
Assist The Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services Centre’s (FPBSC) to reach their vision of a healthy population in Fiji. As the Pharmaceutical Development Officer you will work with the Medicines Registration Unit (MRU) to ensure the quality of medicinal products available in Fiji.

The MRU department is responsible for registration and quality assurance, MRU have established a regulatory system, supported by mSupply registration software to regulate, monitor and enforce registrations. The registration system will verify the quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products in accordance with international standards and is designed to protect the public by preventing exposure to substandard medicinal products and associated negative health and economic impacts.

The mSupply system is in its infancy despite being implemented in 2015, with parameters set as part of an earlier AVID assignment. However, due to funding delays, the software was not operationalised during the original assignment, resulting in a capacity gap.

As the Pharmaceutical Development Officer you will work alongside MRU staff to support the department in becoming fully operational, including establishing monitoring, investigation and follow up procedures. Following review of the current software manual, the volunteer will provide training and mentoring to staff in mSupply, to ensure confidence in using the software. You will also support the capacity development of the Data Entry and Dossier Evaluation Officers through developing processes to conduct timely quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of the system and staff performance.  

This assignment will contribute to an increase in protection from the negative health, social and economic consequences of unregulated medicinal products for the Fiji communities. Assist and control the import of unregulated products by retailers who bypass the system and establish community and health professionals trust in the Fiji regulatory system to provide safe and effective medicines.




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