Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) Job Vacancy

Posted on :

7 Oct, 2020

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Pharmaceutical Jobs in South Africa

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg (Gauteng), Pretoria (Tshwane) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal).



Job Title: Pharmacist (Pharmacovigilance)
Location: Johannesburg
Employment Type: Fixed term contract
Reports to: Technical Team Lead

Purpose of the position:

  • Coordinate Pharmacovigilance clusters in the province.
  • Facilitate and coordinate training in Pharmacovigilance in the provinces.
  • Establish Pharmacovigilance centers and committees in the province
  • Communicate Pharmacovigilance matters with the NPC.

Responsibilities(included but not limited to):
Establish and Coordinate Pharmacovigilance (Phv) Clusters in the province: 10%

  • Ensure that monthly meeting take place and give feedback to National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) and Provincial DOH.
  • Arrange for revisit to PhV clusters to monitor the PhV process and progress.
  • Monitor and attend to PhV clusters not reporting.
  • Maintain existing clusters and establish new clusters.
  • Represent Pharmacovigilance at the provincial Pharmaceutical Therapy Committee (PTC).
  • Ensure feedback from national to province.

Facilitate and Coordinate training in Pharmacovigilance in the province: 30%

  • Ensure that hospitals/clinics have adequate supply of ADR forms.
  • Communicate with health care professionals to ensure that ADR forms are properly completed.
  • Prepare orientation of new committee members.
  • Advise on the collection and submission of ADR reports from all the facilities.

Perform Pharmacovigilance activities on targeted data collection: 30%

  • Provide mentorship visits on ADR reports.
  • Provide support to sites where reporting is challenged.
  • Retrieve reports and perform retrospective data collection.

Ensure verification of data captured at NPC: 20%

  • Assist in managing shortfalls in data of ADR forms and provide technical guidance.
  • Compare raw data against info captured on database periodically.

Communicate Pharmacovigilance matters with the NPC: 10%

  • Communicate between Clusters NPC and Provincial DOH.
  • Ensure Pharmacovigilance reporting and feedback to and from cluster and NPC.
  • Ensure feedback from National to Province


  • Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with the South African Pharmacy Council

Added advantage would be any of the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience of the application of the Medicines and Related Substances
  •         Act, 1965 (Act 101 of 1995) and quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and     Pharmacovigilance
  • Sound clinical knowledge in HIV and TB as well as the medication to treat the conditions.

Experience & skills:
Personal qualities & Behavioural competencies

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good planning and organisation skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Innovative thinking, initiative and leadership qualities.
  • Ability to work with dedication and accuracy
  • Computer literacy is essential (e.g: Ms office, Spreadsheets and experience in Using e-mail)
  • Must be willing to travel and work irregular hours.
  • A valid driver’s licence

To apply

Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail [email protected]

Application Deadline: Monday, 12 October, 2020

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