Hereby, the National Department of Health calls for applications from suitably qualified doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals for appointment to the Expert Review Committee for the Primary Health Care Level Essential Medicines List. The Committee is a standing subcommittee of the National Essential Medicines List Committee (NEMLC) appointed by the Minister of Health for a period of three years. It is a non-statutory advisory Committee that will operate in accordance with its Terms of Reference.
The Committee’s primary objective will be to review the list of essential medicines for the Primary Health Care level. The selection of medicines for inclusion on the essential medicines list is based on consideration of safety, efficacy, effectiveness and affordability.
South African citizens, or permanent residents are eligible for appointment if they have suitable knowledge, skills, expertise and work experience in at least one of the following areas (refer to the Essential Drugs Programme Committee Application Form for further details):
Preference will be given to applicants with extensive public sector experience. In order to appoint a balanced Committee with the necessary skills and expertise, consideration will also be given to private sector applicants. Appointed members would be expected to:
The National Department of Health reserves the right to verify details submitted and; to subject candidates to the necessary security clearance. Correspondence will be limited to selected candidates only. No late applications will be accepted. The final selection of members will be made by the National Department of Health.
Interested persons are requested to complete and submit the Essential Drugs Programme Committee Application and Declaration of Interest forms by e-mail to:
Dr Janine Jugathpal
Tel: 012 395 8449
It would be appreciated if applications can be received by 7 December 2015.
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