KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technologies Compliance Services - Jobs in Kenya

KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technologies Compliance Services - Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director Health Products & Technologies, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the standards as prescribed by the National Medicines Regulatory Authority and international regulatory bodies.

  • Overseeing the activity of the HPT Compliance department and staff, developing, implementing, and maintaining a system of quality and reliability testing for HPTs;
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and any agreed protocols;
  • Ensuring the HPT Compliance processes are supporting sound financial practices and operational efficiencies;
  • Communicating quality standards and parameters to QA team and other appropriate staff;
  • Ensuring proper classification of all HPTs within the KEMSA supply chain and transmit these reports to Authority Management and the Ministry of Health for coding of HPTs in the country;
  • Ensuring technical specifications of HPT tenders meet quality standards
  • Ensuring transport tender specifications meet GDPs
  • Ensuring transporters meet Good Distribution Practices as guided by relevant regulatory bodies;
  • Coordinating routine quality testing of HPTs in collaboration with regulatory bodies and accredited testing agencies;
  • Ensuring warehouse and distribution SOPs meet GDP guidelines;
  • Coordinating internal GDP audits and undertake risk management assessments to ensure compliance;
  • Liaising with regulatory bodies to manage Regulatory Affairs for Health Products and Technologies to address customer requirements;
  • Ensuring safe and timely disposal of expired and damaged HPTs in collaboration with relevant regulatory bodies;
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement in the
  • Creating a team environment that supports transparent communication and ownership of responsibility;
  • Providing guidance and support while empowering the team to be innovative using their expertise and knowledge to make decisions;
  • Setting performance targets and monitor performance for all staff in the directorate;
  • Providing career development, coaching, training and skill building for all staff in the HPT Directorate to meet both organizational and personal development Goals; and
  • Monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators in quality assurance to ensure that customer/stakeholder requirements and supply chain metrics are met.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy;
  • Master’s Degree in the following disciplines: Business Administration, Health Care Management, Health Systems Management and Public Health;
  • Membership to a professional body where applicable;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years in relevant work experience and at least four (4) years in a Supervisory position in the Public Service or Private Sector;

    Key Competencies
  • Have a solid understanding of the
    financials and the impact that supply chain has KEMSA’s performance.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills, with strong interpersonal and ability to influence others and gain consensus
  • Analytical with the ability to make expedient decisions
  • Have a sense of urgency
  • Ability to Work Well on a Team but Be Self-Motivated and Independent at Times
  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity combined with strong leadership abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail; high standards for quality; and excellent time management.
  • Commitment to personal growth and development

    How to apply
    Interested candidates are required to submit their duly filled application forms (available on the KEMSA website: ) in either hard or soft copy formats marked / referenced ‘Job Ref. No KEMSA/HPT/2022/003:
    Application for the Position of Deputy Director, Health Product Technologies; Compliance Services – Kenya Medical Supplies Authority’.

    Hard copy applications to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked / referenced clearly as above. Interested candidates should not indicate their names on the envelope.

    Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit certified true copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV, and MUST fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and will be required to attach copies of the requisite documents during interviews.

    Hard Copy Applications can be submitted physically or sent via postal mail and addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Medical Supplies Authority
    Commercial Street Industrial Area
    P. O. Box 47715 – 00100

  • Soft copy applications can be sent via email to
  • Online applications can be submitted via
  • All applications should be submitted and received on or before: 17:00hrs on August 16, 2022.

    (No applications submitted after closing date and time will be considered).

  • Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.
  • Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    For more information and job application details, see; KEMSA Deputy Director, Health Product Technologies Compliance Services Jobs in Kenya

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