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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2022
  • We are Oxford HR - a global team of search and organisational effectiveness experts dedicated to finding and supporting world-changing leaders, based in offices in Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Nairobi. Driven by a passion for positive change, we search for the exceptional people who can make that happen.
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    Technical Officer Pharmacovigilance (5 Positions)

    The Role

    The Technical Officer Pharmacovigilance will support the design of systems and tools to detect, monitor, and respond to adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in the vaccine roll-out programme.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    The Technical Officer Pharmacovigilance shall:

    • Ensure that all AEFI related challenges and risks are identified and mitigation measures are established and implemented.
    • Support country consultations to assess existing AEFI surveillance systems to identify gaps and develop plan of activities to address challenges.
    • Support capacity building of member states and implementing partners on Africa CDC’s AEFI surveillance, investigation, and response.
    • Establish a coordination mechanism between regional programme teams to exchange CoVID-19 vaccine safety information including a data sharing mechanism for CoVID- 19 vaccine safety data and reporting of adverse events.
    • Represent Africa CDC in a professional manner, which creates a positive image and enhances the credibility of the organization.
    • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.

    Qualifications and Skills required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Public Health, or related field and 5 years of relevant experience.


    • Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Public Health, or related field and 2 years of relevant experience.

    Required skills and Competencies

    Functional skills

    • Experience in public health programmes including providing technical assistance in strengthening pharmaceutical systems in the continent.
    • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring pharmacovigilance systems.
    • Excellent diplomatic, representational, interpersonal and communication skills, including experience with successfully interacting with stakeholders and decision- makers in technical and other professional settings;
    • Demonstrated project planning and management skills for organizing, planning and executing projects from conception through implementation;
    • Excellent technical writing skills, in addition to narrative and financial reporting skills;
    • Excellent computer skills, including word-processing capabilities, proficiency with e- mail and internet applications, experience in using office software applications such as MS Excel, Power Point and Word

    Personal Abilities

    • Strong problem solving abilities
    • Ability to plan ahead and predict potential and emerging barriers
    • Ability to build strong relationships internally and with external stakeholders
    • High level of autonomy at work, yet with profound team spirit
    • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team
    • Adaptive, patient, resourceful, resilient and flexible

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