Regional Medical Manager – Vaccines, Kenya and East Africa
Job Type Full Time
Job Field Medical / Healthcare
Job Purpose: Improving access to GSK vaccines in Kenya and East Africa
Countries in Scope: LOC: Kenya
DNP Markets: Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania
Understanding of regional demographics, Health care delivery systems (Public, Private, Insurance, Autonomous Institutions), Immunization Program (vaccination schedule, AEFI, cold chain, New vaccine introduction, etc), National Programs associated with Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Clarity in concepts of Epidemiology, Health Economics and Clinical Research/Trials
Knowledge of relevant Health related Professional Societies within sub region
Updated on guidance from Regional WHO, National Regulatory Authorities, State Health Department
Understanding of Regional / National epidemiological profile of current / future vaccine preventable diseases like Rotavirus Diarrhea; Pneumonia; Hepatitis A; Varicella; Pertussis; Meningitis; Rabies; Cervical Cancer; Dengue; Malaria; Tuberculosis; etc
Knowledge of ‘Who’s who’ (experts / Institutions) conducting or have potential to conduct epidemiological / clinical research
Essential Job Responsibilities
Provide scientific and technical expertise of the highest standards for local medical information, including interactions with Key External Experts (KEEs) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
Provide medical and scientific input and information for business strategy for Kenya and East Africa region
Develop and sustain credible networking with appropriate Health Care Practitioners (HCP)
Plan, facilitate and conduct CMEs, symposia, trainings, workshops, scientific meetings, speaker tours, and other product specific campaigns and deliver scientific presentations with consistent messages for key products at these meetings, as required.
Support and deliver scientific presentations with consistent “on label” messages.
Understand principles of, and support Scientific Engagement (SE) activities as per Medical Plans. Have clarity in understanding on Scientific Engagements and Promotional Code
Become an expert in at least 2 vaccine preventable diseases where GSK have brands and support all associated activities related to those brands
Be updated on scientific knowledge on vaccine preventable diseases; GSK vaccines and its PI to ensure its ‘On Label’ communications on various platforms
Review and approve promotional, non-promotional and training materials in compliance with GSK policies and local regulations.
Support in feasibility assessment of potential research sites, develop concept notes, proposals, budgets, data collection and monitoring tools for field studies.
Provide medical inputs into development and execution of brand strategy
Provide prompt and substantiated medical information responses to medical queries.
Provide marketing with new scientific information on products, competitors, opportunities and/or therapeutic areas for possible incorporation into promotional materials
Clinical R&D Activities
Support in study planning, protocol review, site feasibility, regulatory approvals; medical monitoring and publications as deemed appropriate, of clinical studies on vaccines phase I – IV and PMS in studies sponsored by GSK.
Local Medical Lead roles primarily in the region and as required across SSA.
Support Named Safety contact in strengthening of Vaccine Pharmacovigilance;
Qualifications / Experience
- MBBS with post graduate qualification in Pediatrics/Microbiology/Pharmacology or Public Health
- Research experience, ideally in paediatrics, immunology, epidemiology, infectious diseases or public health.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, local language
- Experience of presenting scientific topics at different settings
- A sound understanding of the principles and practice of ICH-GCP and internal SOPs.
- Experience in the conduct and medical monitoring of clinical studies.
- Well-demonstrated ability to understand scientific methods and experimental design.
- Keep up to date with new developments
- Ability to both provide and receive constructive feedback
- Build and maintain relationships with colleagues
- Share knowledge with other team members
- Work as part of a team to reach common goals
- Deliver creative ideas for continuous improvement
- Develop good relationships with key opinion leaders
- Help realize the full medical value of prescription drugs
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About GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. As one of the few healthcare companies researching both medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, we are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields. Our product portfolio also includes a range of consumer brands, many of which are household names around the world, including Sensodyne, Aquafresh, Horlicks, Panadol and Tums. Specialties Pharmaceutical products, Vaccines, Consumer healthcare products