OSCE Office in Yerevan
TITLE: Expert in Pharmaceutical Industry
ANNOUNCEMENT CODE: VNARMC00231
DURATION: 4 months
LOCATION: Yerevan, Armenia
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Expert in Pharmaceutical Industry (hereinafter
referred to as the Expert) will assist the OSCE Office in Yerevan by
reporting on existing infrastructure of the pharmaceutical industry and
production of medical equipment and supplies, will identify options for
building up new adjacent capacities of the pharmaceutical sector, as well
as will develop an analysis on types and volumes of the potential
expansion of the locally manufactured pharmaceutical products and medical
The Economic and Environmental Unit of the OSCE Office in Yerevan
therefore invites applications from highly qualified, energetic and
experienced Armenian professionals for the temporary post of an Expert in
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Expert in Pharmaceutical Industry will be
tasked with the following:
- Review and report on the legal framework regulating the pharmaceutical
production and markets;
- Retrieve and analyse data on the pharmaceutical industry/ production of
medical equipment and supplies in Armenia;
- Review and analyse the potential growth of new capacities of the local
pharmaceutical sector, including the analysis on the types of
pharmaceutical products that will have best potential growth;
- Gather specific data, as required;
- Assist in development of a report on the prospective investment
packages in the relevant field;
- Consult project stakeholders as needed;
- Liaise with line ministries, various state agencies and other
stakeholders when needed.
- Submit monthly reports to the OSCE Office in Yerevan;
- Upon completion of the Assignment, provide the OSCE Office in Yerevan
with the Concluding Report with summary of the tasks completed,
activities made, objectives achieved, problems discovered.
- Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacology, Public
Health or a related field;
- At least 7 years of professional experience in the related field;
- Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical industry and markets;
- Work experience with international organizations is desired;
- Knowledge of the regulating legislations and other legal norms in the
pharmaceutical production and sales sectors;
- Ability to collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative data;
- Demonstrated communication skills and team-work;
- Ability to work independently and under time pressure;
- Proficiency in statistical software and MS Office;
- Excellent knowledge of Armenian and Russian languages; fluency in
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
REMUNERATION/ SALARY: As full remuneration for services performed by the
Expert under the terms stated in the Special Service Agreement, the OSCE
shall pay the professional lump sum of 3,040 EUR (760 EUR per 1 (one)
full-time month) for 4 (four) full-time months of service.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged
to apply online at: http://www.osce.org/employment. In case of technical
difficulties with the online application, applicants may use the OSCE
offline application form, which can be downloaded at:
http://www.osce.org/employment/45641 , and send it along with a Cover
Letter to: email@example.com with vacancy number (VNARMC00231)
quoted in the subject. Please note that applications received after the
deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form
or in other languages than English language will not be considered.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel
the recruitment, or to offer an appointment with modified Terms of
Reference or for a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men
within the Organization and does not request payment at any stage of the
application and review process.
Please clearly mention in your application letter that you learned of
this job opportunity through Career Center and mention the URL of its
website - www.careercenter.am, Thanks.
OPENING DATE: 30 June 2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 20 July 2016
ABOUT: The OSCE Office in Yerevan is implementing a project entitled
"Supporting the Host Country's Transition to Sustainable Market Economy
and Securing Economic Stability".
The project addresses priority issues for the host country and assumes
active involvement of various stakeholders, including the government
agencies, think tanks, civil society organizations and others.
Activity 5.1 of the project assumes identification of competitive
advantages of specific sectors of the economy based on an in-depth
research of selected sectors.
For implementing Activity 5.1, one Expert in Economics, in collaboration
with Expert in Pharmaceutical Industry will prepare an in-depth report on
specific competitive advantages in the market for manufacturers of
prescription pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies as well as
other auxiliary products.
Many stakeholders consider pharmaceutical sector as one of the major and
promising sectors of the national economy that has prospects and
potential for growth. In particular, the study released by the USAID and
the Armenian Ministries of Economy and Health in 2014, the average annual
growth of the sector recently reached 20 percent and average annual
growth rate in local production export reached 19.3 percent. Meanwhile,
the import of pharmaceutical products was around 3 percent of the
country's total imports in 2013. The industry secured 7 percent average
annual growth rate in imports between 2009 and 2013.
The report also indicates opportunities for manufacturing low-volume
medicines that larger producers find uneconomical to produce, as well as
herbal medicines and highlights potential foreign markets for locally
produced pharmaceutical products.
The Economic and Environmental Unit of the OSCE Office in Yerevan deals
with economic and environmental issues, operating under the premise that
promoting economic prosperity and co-operation on environmental problems
can contribute to security and stability of the Republic of Armenia.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: The payments prescribed shall be made as follows: on
monthly basis in AMD at the applicable OSCE rate on the day of payment as
well as upon receipt of invoice and certification of the Programme
Manager that the services have been successfully performed.
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