The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is the National Medicines
Regulatory Authority established in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act,
1965, (Act No. 101 of 1965) as amended, to provide for the monitoring, evaluation,
regulation, investigation, inspection, registration and control of medicines, scheduled
substances, clinical trials and medical devices, and related matters in the public interest.
Closing Date: Friday, 12 January 2024
Job Reference : 1003GOO2023
Qualification : Refer to attached advert
SALARY: R 657 376.00 – R834 199.00 per annum. (TOTAL COST TO COMPANY)
FIXED-TERM CONTRACT (ENDS IN MARCH 2025)
(Grade 1 – Grade 2) Market related salary will be determined by the years of experience
obtained post qualification and community service.
Ref No.: SAHPRA 067/2023
equivalent related qualification at NQF level 8 as recognised by SAQA plus a minimum of five (5) of experience in pharmaceutical regulatory or GMP environment. Extensive knowledge of GMP regulations and industry practice, as well as substantial experience of undertaking GMP inspections within a regulatory environment.
registration as a Pharmacist with South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) and minimum of
three (3) years of experience in pharmaceutical regulatory or GMP environment. Extensive
knowledge of GMP regulations and industry practice, as well as substantial experience of
undertaking GMP inspections within a regulatory environment or Honours Degree in
Chemistry or equivalent related qualification at NQF level 8 as recognised by SAQA plus a
minimum of ten (10) years of experience in pharmaceutical regulatory or GMP environment.
experience of undertaking GMP inspections within a regulatory environment.
CORE COMPETENCIES, TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES, AND VALUES:
*Ability to make effective decisions by using evidence and knowledge to support accurate,
expert decisions and advice while carefully considering the implications of such a
team environment. *Good planning and organisational skills. *Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple, often competing priorities. *Knowledge of MS Office. *Valid Driver’s License.
we adhere to our core values:
Manufacturing Practices as accepted by SAHPRA. Assess and evaluate GMP inspection
reports of other regulatory authorities on international pharmaceutical manufacturing sites
where medicines for exportation to South Africa are manufactured. Perform Pre- and PostRegistration inspections on information submitted in a medicine application dossier. Perform Once-Off evaluation on information submitted by HCR (Applicants). To work closely across inspection teams, SAHPRA departments and external regulators to ensure inspection
activities are planned and communicated effectively. Evaluate Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) of Inspectorate for compliance with GMP/GWP Guidelines as adopted by
SAHPRA. To contribute to the Inspectorate’s compliance management process by ensuring
that instances of suspected or known non-compliance are handled in the appropriate manner.
Liaise with inspectors from international regulatory authorities. Assist in minuting the
recommendations of relevant advisory committees of SAHPRA applicable to the activities of
the inspectorate. Interview members from the industry to discuss SAHPRA Board resolutions and requirements of the Medicine and Related Substances Act, No. 101 of 1965 [and medicines quality issues.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: All applications must:
reference number, be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names and email addresses of 3 referees and recently certified copies of ID, required qualification/s
(matric included) and driver’s licence where applicable.
• Applications without the aforementioned documents/information will not be considered.
Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an
evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
• A separate application must be completed for each post. SAHPRA will not be liable where applicants use incorrect or no reference number on their applications.
• No late applications will be accepted. CVs will not be returned. Applications, which are
received after the closing date, will not be considered.
• Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received
a response from SAHPRA within 3 months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
• It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time
and place as determined by SAHPRA.
encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated. SAHPRA reserves
the right to fill or not to fill the vacant post/s.
SAHPRA apologies for any inconvenience caused.