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Regional WTO-TRIPS/Pharmaceutical Expert - GTZ EAC Job Opportunity

The GTZ Programme “Support of the EAC Integration Process”, based in Arusha/Tanzania has expanded its activities to incorporate a new component on
medicine related issues of intellectual property and pharmaceutical manufacturing.

In order to cope with this new dimension, the GTZ team needs to be reinforced by a Regional Expert on “WTO-TRIPS and Pharmaceutical Sector Promotion”.

Core objectives up to 2012 are to efficiently and effectively contribute to the planning and execution of activities geared at:
  • Development of a draft policy and model protocol on the harmonization of national patent laws in the East African Community Partner States in

    order to fully utilise WTO-TRIPS flexibilities;
  • Development of an EAC regional strategy, implementation plan, budget, monitoring and evaluation framework for the promotion of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector;
  • Establishment of an East African Regional Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association/Alliance;
  • Harmonization of quality standards for pharmaceutical manufacturing in the EAC region;
  • Piloting of project activities with pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in the EAC region.
  • A degree in pharmacy with demonstrated working experience in Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (WTO-TRIPS) flexibilities;
  • Additional qualification in business administration, public administration, management or another relevant field would be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in the pharmaceutical sector at national or regional level – TRIPS and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing related experience would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing and medicines policy and regulation in the East African region;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in WTO-TRIPS flexibilities;
  • Experience with business associations in the East African region;
  • Experience in event and project management, monitoring and evaluation, Internet research, editing of publications, performing Public Relations and Communication activities (incl. newsletter, website) and networking
  • Excellent speaking, understanding and writing knowledge in English. A working knowledge of Kiswahili, French and/or German is useful.
GTZ favours the employment of women. All candidates must be nationals of one of the EAC Partner States.

Candidates are invited to specify their salary expectations together with their application. All interested candidates should send their applications (with a photo) via email to the following address not later than 15th April, 2010.

Dr. Thomas Walter,
P.O. Box 13854,
Arusha, Tanzania @

Copy to: health @, eac @ and eac-trips @ (GTZ/TRIPS secretariat)

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