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E-DRUG: Errors in vacancy advertisement, Vietnam

E-drug: Errors in vacancy advertisement, Vietnam

On May 6 we sent out an advertisement on E-DRUG for a post as
Pharmaceutical Adviser in Vietnam. Unfortunately there were a
couple of errors in the advertisement, under "Qualifications". We
are now sending a corrected version (below). Please disregard the
previous version. We apologize for any confusion the errors might
have caused.

ADVERTISEMENT (Corrected version):

InDevelop Uppsala AB (International Development Consultant
Services) is a Swedish consultancy company providing technical
assistance and project management in social sector in developing


Since the mid 1970s the Swedish government, through Sida
(Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) has
financed  a development programme within the health sector in
Vietnam. Drug Policy and Control is one of six areas for support
in the present five year plan, which started in October 1994.

The Ministry of Health in Vietnam has the overall responsibility
for the Vietnam-Sweden Health Cooperation. InDevelop is
contracted by the Ministry to assist in the implementation of the
cooperation. Among other responsibilities, InDevelop employs
long and short term advisers.

Recently Vietnam has developed a National drug Policy
(VNDP). In the Drug Policy and Control area there are two posts
as long term advisers, one Technical Adviser for Rational and
Safe Use of Drugs and one Pharmaceutical Adviser. Eligible
candidates are hereby invited to apply for the position as
Pharmaceutical Adviser.

The overall duty is to assist the Head of Area and his
colleagues in the Area to achieve the objectives of the support.
The role of the adviser is to advise and assist, not to be
executive. The duties are i.a. to: 

* act as source of information and expertise to the Ministry of
Health, Area of Drug Policy and Control, in technical matters,
especially the development of a Drug law and other
drug-related legislation,
* assist in the implementation of the National Drug Policy,
* develop the skills of colleagues working in the Drug
Administration in Vietnam,
* assist in designing, establishing and implementing effective
management procedures including planning, monitoring and
reporting of the cooperation,
* assist in preparing Annual Plans of Operation including their
implementation and monitoring, and
* assist and advise in other aspect of the pharmaceutical sector
e.g. drug quality control, drug market control, etc.

* pharmacist, graduated from a pharmaceutical faculty or
university. Other academic education is acceptable if combined
with working experience from the pharmaceutical sector,
* at least 7 years of working experience from the pharmaceutical
sector in developed countries. In addition, experience from
working in developing countries is preferred,
* good knowledge of drug legislation and drug law related work
is imperative,
* good general knowledge of all parts of a functioning
pharmaceutical sector in a country,
* skills and experience in planing, organization and
* good ability to communicate in written and spoken English.

Contract period: June 1998 - June 1999.

Approach: Transfer of knowledge and competence is the
overriding task of the advisers and should guide his/her work in
all matters.

Duty station: Hanoi, Ministry of Health

Closing date for application: Latest May 30, 1998 to InDevelop,
Drottninggatan 7,  S-753 10 Uppsala, Sweden

Information: For further information and application form please
write to or call 

Birger Carl Forsberg, Rolf Karlsson or Agneta Lindsjö, 
phone +46 (0)18 15 71 55, fax +46 (0)18 10 15 13 or e-mail:
Send mail for the `E-Drug' conference to `e-drug@usa.healthnet.org'.
Mail administrative requests to `majordomo@usa.healthnet.org'.
For additional assistance, send mail to:  `owner-e-drug@usa.healthnet.org'.

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