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 KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a

Pharmacovigilance (PV) Coordinator

Duty station: Mbabane, Swaziland

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the most deadly infectious disease in the world.

KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context.  We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.

Purpose of the position

As a Pharmacovigilance coordinator, you will be the key linkage between the partners, specifically KNCV, Ministry of Health Pharmaceutical Services especially the Medicine and Regulatory Unit (MRU), the National TB Control Program, Baylor College of Medicine’s Children Foundation Swaziland (Baylor-Swaziland), and the healthcare facilities in collecting PV data.

You will be expected to initiate and co-ordinate PAVIA activities in-country, from baseline to end of project assessments as per protocol, duly aligned and in consonance with the framework set for the entire project and as it applies to other participating countries.

Who are we looking for?

Education

  • University degree in Pharmacy, Pharmacology or Medicine (Master’s degree in related fields relevant to this position will be an added advantage).

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience working in drug regulatory, preferably in pharmacovigilance; or experience in drug monitoring in public health programs
  • Experience of activity coordination with clinicians, clinical expert teams, at national and sub-national host government entities
  • Cutting-edge knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to pharmacovigilance and TB medicines
  • Experience in relationship management with donors, partners, stakeholders in an international environment
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community based organizations)
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend depending on funding and performance
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme
  • Full-time employment consists of 40 hours per week

Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the form below before March 22, 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands +31 70 416 72 65 or mail to recruit@kncvtbc.org.

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applicants that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.