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  • Posted on: 31 March, 2015 Deadline: 15 April, 2015
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    Our Client is one of the top three Multinational Pharmaceuticals Companies in Nigeria.

    Medical Affairs Medical Advisor


    Job Purpose
    To provide up-to-date brand and disease area medical expertise to shape and implement the Franchise strategy, generate and communicate brand-related scientific data to internal and external stakeholders, build collaboration with the scientific community; to collaborate with Country, Regional and Global team members in the execution of relevant clinical medical activities in assigned project(s).

    Major Accountabilities

    • Prepares and drives the execution of the Medical Affairs strategic plans in collaboration with other functions to support the Franchise and brand strategies
    • Designs, initiates, conducts and publishes local organizations sponsored studies in the CPO to generate relevant scientific data that addresses local needs and data gaps
    • Evaluates investigator-initiated research studies for scientific soundness and alignment with the Global Clinical Development Plan and Medical Affairs brand strategy to decide on organizations support
    • Collaborates with CRMAs, MSLs and Clinical Operations, identifying potential investigators for local and global studies, ensuring inclusive approach for medical experts
    • Builds professional relationships with country level medical experts
    • Participates in gathering medical insights / needs / feedback from external stakeholders (eg. HCPs, HAs) in country and communicates to internal partners
    • Raises awareness of the company’s brands and programs, and disease areas in which the company have programs approved or being developed, through publication of manuscripts, scientific presentations and trainings
    • Provides a source of key medical knowledge on the company’s pipeline programs and approved brands
    • Collaborates cross-functionally to provide informed CPO input to IMB proposals
    • Performs comprehensive evaluation of products passing DDP/FDP to enable effective New Product Planning for the CPO
    • Works with market access team to develop country-specific HE&OR and market access strategies where applicable
    • Works with patient associations in the country to gain insights and develop patient centric approach
    • Collaborates effectively with CPO, Regional and Global Teams in the execution of relevant clinical and Medical Affairs activities
    • Provides input to Global Clinical Development Plans and protocols
    • Ensures that all Medical and Promotional activities and materials are compliant to the company, Pharmaceutical Industry procedures, and to National laws and regulations
    • Where appropriate: Manages direct-reporting Medical Scientific Liaisons
    • Provides medical expertise to non-medical functions from the early development phase throughout the life of the product(s) by:
    • Leading together with franchise head and brand manager the IPS process
    • Identifying the optimum positioning of the product within the therapeutic area
    • Establishing close medical collaboration with external experts for new projects
    • Assisting in the formation of medical advisory bodies as required
    • Supporting product launches
    • Maintaining and enlarging medical networks
    • Supporting the evolution of promotional material
    • Training sales force on scientific data
    • Supporting DRA team on creation and updating of relevant materials

    Education / Experience:

    • Minimum: MD or PhD/PharmD degree in Health Sciences required as per country strategy and / or local regulations
    • Desired: Specialist Medical Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which MA is responsible
    • Highly preferred is previous experience within a Medical function in Pharma industry (either medical person) minimum of 5 years.
    • Previous experience with Ophthalmology / Transplant would be an added advantage


    • English: fluent spoken & written
    • Local language: preferable

    Leadership Competencies:
    Sets clear Direction, Good judgment/Drives change, Superior results /Passion to win, Continuous improvement/Breakthrough thinking & Analytical conceptual thinking.

    Functional Competencies:
    Scientific technical expertise, Disease and portfolio leadership, Medical education and communication, Medical leadership and stakeholder /HCP Engagement & Operational Excellence.

    Method of Application

    Qualified applicants should forward all applications to ‘’ using ‘MAMA’ as subject of application.

    Application closes 15th April, 2015.

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