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Medical Director Job in Kenya

Bayer HealthCare (BHC), a division of Bayer East Africa Ltd, is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide with research and business activities focusing on: Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Women's Healthcare. In Middle Africa, BHC is present in 40 countries, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

To maximise our commitment to sustainable medical health development, provide innovative products, medical solutions and stewardship through product life-cycle management, we seek to recruit qualified and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

Medical Director

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Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs EMEA Sub-region, the Medical Director’s position purpose will be the overall accountability for the medical governance in Middle Africa, encompassing all Pharma business.

The Medical Director will be expected to lead, develop and direct the medical function in the region by installing medical structures, ensuring medical governance and compliance with International Pharmaceutical Standards, BHC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), IFMA Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practice and others as applicable pharmaceutical codes.

Support the business and foster the business growth of the Country subsidiary by developing and implementing medical and clinical processes and activities in alliance with the overall BSP strategy

Major Tasks of the Position

1. Accountable for the Medical Governance within the region and responsible for setting and maintaining a culture of the highest ethical and medical standards for any activity that BHC is involved in.

2. Manage and implement all medical activities in the region eg medical training, medical information services, continuing medical education activities, clinical studies, etc in accordance with BHC SOPs.

3. Responsible for Pharmacovigilance working towards excellence to ensure the safe and appropriate use and the long-term medical potential of BHC medicinal products and assuring compliance with national and relevant international drug safety regulations.

4. Has the duty of supervision and due diligence for clinical studies conducted in the region.

5. Responsible for promoting cross-functional support between the Medical Department and the Local Marketing and Sales Departments.

6. The Country Medical Director is responsible together with the Country Divisional Head to ensure that the personnel of the local organisation are adequately trained and resourced to perform their activities related to Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs and Product Quality (handling of adverse effect reports and / or product quality complaints).

7. Act as a scientific expert between Bayer and the Medical Community through dissemination and education of scientific data and material. To establish long term scientific/strategic relationships with physicians/scientists and with related major medical associations and academic centers of excellence.

8. Together with the regional functional heads, manage and implement pharmacovigilance, regulatory and quality activities in accordance with BHC SOPs.


  • Degree on Human Medicine (MBChB or equivalent).
  • Registered to practice as a medical doctor by the Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
  • A Postgraduate degree in health or health management related field
  • At least 5 years work experience in the pharmaceutical sector in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development or related positions.
  • At least 3 years experience in managerial functions and in leadership of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in the field of medical support of a product portfolio of at least 20 different products.
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in the field of maintenance of legal product information (Summary of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet) for a product portfolio of at least 20 different products.
  • Advanced knowledge of international pharmaceutical laws, standards and codices.
  • Outstanding leadership and inter-personal skills, ability to work well in teams
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills. Excellent negotiation skills and high credibility
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong focus on achievement of goals
  • Highly committed, complexity-solving personality, with demonstrated ethical medical decision making skills
  • Excellent relationship with members of the Medical and Pharmacy professions
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
How to apply: 

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 18th April 2012 to:

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