Medicines Registration Officer

Reference number: NDOH 29/2014

SALARY: Grade 1: R416 457 – R476 172 per annum. A B-Pharm degree. No experience Required

Grade 2: R497 919 – R552 615 per annum. Registration as a Pharmacist OR a B-Pharm degree with a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience.

Grade 3: R569 316 – R701 256 per annum. Registration as a Pharmacist with a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience OR a B-Pharm degree with a minimum of sixteen (16) years relevant experience. Salary grade will be determined in accordance with the above requirements as per the OSD. Originally certified certificates of service must be submitted with your application as well as proof of registration as a Pharmacist (where applicable).

CENTRE: Chief Directorate: Food Control, Pharmaceutical Trade and Product Regulation.

Directorate: Medicines Evaluation and Research, Pretoria.

REQUIREMENTS: *Qualification and years of experience required are indicated above *Knowledge and application of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act101 of 1965) and the Regulations pertaining to the Act is essential *At least one (1) year experience in the Medicine Regulatory environment will serve as an advantage *Competency in the use of MSWord and Excel as well as related computer software is essential *A high degree of dedication and accurate work as well as good organisational skills *Innovative thinking, initiative and leadership qualities are recommended *Good communication (written and verbal) skills and interpersonal relations.

DUTIES: *Assess and evaluate applications for the registration of medicines *Assist the Unit Manager to organisation a co-ordinate work in the Unit *Assist in the training of staff in the Unit *Record and maintain statistics on work received and done *Undergo training on skills development and personal advancement *Draft policy documents and maintain policies as well as ensure compliance by applicants *Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), regulations and guidelines for the registration of medicines and their updates *Consult with representatives from the industry to advise on administrative and technical issues *Prepare documents, submissions and reports to the Pharmaceutical and Analytical Committee for notification, discussion and recommendation *Attend and participate in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Committee meetings *Liaise with representatives from industry.

ENQUIRIES: Dr A T Sigobodhla at tel no (012) 3958351 /

CLOSING DATE: 26 May 2014

The Department of Health is registered with the Department of Labour as a designated Employer and the filling of the following posts will be in line with the Employment Equity Act (including people with disabilities).

APPLICATIONS: The Director-General, National Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria. 0001. Hand delivered applications may be submitted at Reception (Brown application Box), Civitas Building, corner of Thabo Sehume (formerly known as Andries) and Struben streets. Pretoria.


NOTE: Applications should be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified copies of qualification certificates (including Senior Certificate / Grade 12 Certificate regardless of the qualification requirements indicated in the advert), service certificates, including ID and driver’s licence. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be considered.

Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). The Department reserves the right not to fill the post. The successful candidate will be subjected to personnel suitability checks and other vetting procedures. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If notification of an interview is not received within three (3) months after the closing date, candidates may regard their application as unsuccessful. The Department will not be liable where applicants use incorrect / no reference number(s) on their applications.

Click here to download a Z83 Application Form.

Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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