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The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority (PMRA) invites applications from suitably qualified, highly motivated and well experienced persons of Malawi origin to fill management positions tenable at the Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority Head Office in Lilongwe.


The Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority is a body corporate created by an Act of Parliament Number 9 of 2019 with the mandate to regulate medicines and allied substances, pharmaceutical businesses and pharmacy personnel and pharmacy training institutions in Malawi.


The details of the vacant positions are as follows:


Reporting to the Director General, the incumbent will be managing all activities of inspectorate and Law

enforcement division of the Authority and accordingly advise management on policy interventions and

operational matters.


  • Plan and participate in inspections of pharmaceutical premises including current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) with the view of improving the quality and safety of medicines on the market;
  •  Planning and implementing cost effective inspections for the local pharmaceutical establishments to ensure compliance with the provisions of the PMRA Act, and to uphold the standard of pharmacy practice;
  •  Prepare annual budgets for all inspection activities with suitable work plans and expected outcomes to fit with the expected cash flow;
  • Reviewing and updating pharmacy laws and regulations;
  •  In liaison with the law enforcement agencies such as the Police, lead a team of inspectors to deal with the unlicensed sale of pharmaceutical products;
  • Apart from the inspections, explore alternative ways and means in liaison with the relevant PMRA committees and other stakeholders; activities which would reduce unlicensed sale of pharmaceutical products in collaboration with other medical profession regulatory bodies in Malawi.


  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from a recognized University
  •  Must be a registered Pharmacist with the PMRA
  •  High degree of integrity and good conduct
  •  Possession of a post-graduate qualification in Pharmaceutical Quality or Safety related course would be an advantage.
  •  At least five years’ experience in a pharmaceutical regulation related field.


  •  Must be a self-starter and innovative
  •  Must have a deep knowledge and understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory environment
  •  Possess excellent communications (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  •  Must have the ability to develop departmental plans and implement strategy for the Authority
  • Must be able to lead a team of professionals towards the achievement of goals and objectives of the Authority and be part of the management team.
  •  Must be of high integrity and proven track record of achievement of results
  •  Must be fully conversant with the provisions of the PMRA Act number 9 of 2019.
  • Must be fully computer literate in Microsoft packages.
  •  No criminal record.

Interested individuals should submit their application with (i) with an up-to-date curriculum vitae(CV) with three traceable referees. At least one of whom should have been a first or second level supervisor of the applicant within the last 5 years; and (ii)certified true copies of their Academic and Professional Qualifications. The application should be sent to the address below: –

The Acting Director General

Pharmacy and Medicines Regulatory Authority.

Off Paul Kagame/Chilambula Road

PO. Box 30241

Capital City


Or Electronic Submission

Electronic submission of the application and accompanying materials to be mailed as attachments in PDF or MS Word format to:
The subject line of the application should indicate the Position(s) applied for.

Applications must reach the Director General of PMRA not later than Friday, 14th May 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

Skills Required

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