Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Head, Medical Affairs West Africa / SSA Medical Governance at Novartis

Novartis is recruiting to fill the position below;Head, Medical Affairs West Africa / SSA Medical Governance at Novartis

Job Title: Head, Medical Affairs West Africa / SSA Medical Governance

Location: Lagos

Job Description
Medical Affairs Strategy and Operations

  • Define the Country (Group) Medical Affairs strategy and plan, including data generation, communication and Medical Expert engagement plans, ensuring strategic alignment with Cluster/Region
  • Drive and lead clinical trials planning and execution within Country (Group)
  • Ensures appropriate dissemination of trial-generated medical information to educate medical, scientific and regulatory leaders
  • Is part of the development of the overall long-term strategy for the Country (Group): portfolio, growth, business partnerships, ‘roadmap’ for medical and regulatory activities
  • Ensures adherence to financial and headcount targets for MA in the Country (Group)
  • Acts as sponsor and contributor to relevant local and Global business/Franchise initiatives Regulatory, Safety and Risk Management
  • Is accountable for adherence to all relevant safety standards, regulations and current legislation Internal / External Relationships
  • Manages country interface with Global/Region/Cluster Clinical Development/ Medical Affairs, taking accountability for and optimizing all in-country clinical trials, scientific communication activities and engagement plans and drives their ultimate success
  • Represents the country medical and scientific interests in internal and external (incl. HQ) activities Talent Development
  • Maintains and drives the standards of medical and scientific excellence in the country through recruitment, training, deployment and development
  • Support Country (Group) medical departments and MSL functions with medical capabilities and through capability building, as appropriate
  • Provide medical leadership and strategic advice to Country (Group) medical departments, guiding them Above Country (Group) Activities:
  • Drives key activities related to medical operations (e.g. data generation, capability building, launch readiness etc) or medical governance (e.g. GxP excellence, financial/operational controls etc) within/across country groups or cluster
Minimum Requirements
Education: MD (or PhD if local requirements permit)
Language: English and local language/s: fluent spoken and written


  • More than 5 years’ experience in clinical medicine and/or research
  • Knowledge of assigned therapeutic area with ability to interact with relevant KOLs.
  • Medical and scientific writing skills.
  • Familiar with all aspects of drug development, GCP and local regulations
  • Knowledge of clinical trial design, statistics.
  • Familiar with marketing principles and strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
How to apply
Interested candidates should;
Click link to apply

Application Deadline Date
Not stated


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