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The Health Act (HA), 2017 proposes separating the regulation of pharmacy practice from health products. To effect the proposed change, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has drafted a Kenya Food and Drug Authority Bill which is expected to revise the mandate of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board as it relates to health products. There exists a policy reworking opportunity in drafting of a Pharmacy Practice Bill, where PSK seeks to have a self regulating role.
PSK is looking to contract a research consultant to carry out research as per the following guideline:

A. Desk top research
Research Objectives
To evaluate how regulation of pharmacists is done in
1. High income countries – US, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Singapore (any 4)
2. Upper middle income countries – South Africa, Brazil, China, Jamaica, Russia, Turkey, Jordan (Any 4)
3. Lower middle income countries – Kenya, India, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana (any 4)

Research Parameters
• How well / poorly regulated the practice is – no. of legal vs illegal outlets, no. of quacks, levels of substandard drugs
• Split of government driven regulation vs self regulation

B. Mystery shopping raw data analysis
PSK has carried out mystery shopping in outlets in 5 Kenyan towns to assess level of malpractice in community pharmacies.
The role of the research assistant will be to collate the raw data, analyze it and provide a report.

Final report
Final report provided to PSK must be a collation of the desktop research and mystery shopping findings with a clear recommendation of best regulatory model based on the findings.

Minimum criteria
The person must fulfill the following minimum criteria:
1. Registered Pharmacist
2. Over 10 years experience in Pharmaceutical regulatory affairs or supply chain management
3. Over 5 years experience in research
4. Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution

How to Apply
Clarification can be sought by email to ceo@psk.or.ke by 19 th October 2018.
Interested consultants may send their financial and technical proposal to ceo@psk.or.ke subject: Research Consultant by COB 31 st October 2018