NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL (NAFDAC)
ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE SERVICES OF A CONSULTANT EXPERT TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE “NIGERIAN NATIONAL PHARMACOVIGILANCE POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK 2012” DOCUMENT
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
2. JOB REFERENCE NAFDAC/DG/PV/080819/200819
3. ISSUANCE DATE: 9 AUGUST 2019
4. CLOSING DATE: 21 AUGUST 2019
5. POSITION TITLE: CONSULTANT/EXPERT
6. PERIOD OF WORK: SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER 2019 (4 MONTHS)
7. PLACE OF WORK: TO BE DETERMINED BY NAFDAC/MSH DURING THE PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Act Cap N1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as amended empowers the Agency to regulate and control the manufacture, importation, exportation, distribution, advertisement and sale of food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, packaged water, chemicals and detergents Medicinal products must also comply with the provision of: Drugs and Related Products (Registration etc.) Act 1999 (now Act Cap F33 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004)” Counterfeit and Fake Drug and Unwholesome Act
This mandate requires NAFDAC to ensure the quality, safety, efficacy and wholesomeness of all regulated products, hence Pharmacovigilance in ensuring quality and safety of medicines, the Agency shall have the following functions and powers as stipulated in part II section 5 of the NAFDAC Act:
Pronounce on the quality and safety of food, medicines, the Agency shall have the following functions and powers as stipulated in part II section 5 of the NAFDAC Act Advise federal, state and local governments, the private sector and other interested bodies regarding the quality, safety and regulatory provisions
Undertake and coordinate research programs on the storage, adulteration, distribution and rational use of food, medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, etc.
In discharging this mandate, quality and safety monitoring of medicines becomes expedient hence Pharmacovigilance for the detection, understanding, assessment and prevention of adverse drug reactions and other medicine related problems. The first edition of the Nigerian National Pharmacovigilance Policy and Implementation Framework was developed in 2012, hence the need for a review and update after five years of existence and implementation.
NAFDAC in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) under the Global Fund (GF) Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant is seeking the services of a consultant/expert to drive the multi-stakeholder review of the “Nigerian National Pharmacovigilance Policy and Implementation Framework 2012” in line with global best practices.
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