Govt Job: For M.Pharm, B.Pharm, MSc under Ministry of External Affairs

The Ministry of External Affairs of India is the government agency responsible for implementing Indian foreign policy.

The Ministry of External Affairs is headed by the Minister of External Affairs, a Cabinet Minister.

Applications in the prescribed proforma (as per Annexure I to the advertisement) are invited from eligible candidates for the engagement of two (02) consultants in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi, as per the details given below.

Post: Consultant

Consultant (Medicines & Surgical Items Procurement)
Qualifications/ Essential Criteria

• The applicant should only be an Indian national.
• A graduate / postgraduate degree in pharmaceuticals or a related field.

• At least five years of experience in the procurement of medicines and surgical items.
• Knowledge and experience in procurement through GeM/CPP portals.

• Knowledge of GoI financial regulations and procurement rules.
• Good communication skills.

• Good skills in English speaking and writing.

• Working knowledge of computers for preparing documents, presentations, data sheets, etc.
• The maximum age limit of the candidate is 63 years.

Nature of Duties

• Coordinate with territorial divisions and analyze the received HADR requests (especially medicines and surgical items).

• Rationalize the item list as per the budget allocation for the specific grant/aid, in consultation with the territorial division.

• Formulation of tender document for procurement and transportation of medicines and surgical items

• Provide specifications of medicines and surgical items.

• Advise on requirements regarding regulatory approvals for the supply of medicines and surgical items to the beneficiary countries.

• Process the case for requisite administrative and financial approvals.

• Prepare draft supply orders and draft sanctions.

• Launch tender on GeM/Central Public Procurement (CPP) portal.

• Process technical and financial evaluation of bids.

• Conclude the tender and issue a supply order.

• Process the bills for the successful delivery of medicines and surgical items.

• All day-to-day matters pertaining to the above & any other responsibilities assigned by the Head of the Division

Consultant (Medical Equipment Procurement)
Qualification/ Essential Criteria

• Applicant should only be an Indian National.

• A graduate or postgraduate degree in biotechnology or a related field.

• At least five years of experience in medical device and equipment procurement.

• Knowledge and experience in procurement through GeM/CPP portals.

• Knowledge of GoI financial regulations and procurement rules.

• Good communication skills.

• Good skills in English speaking and writing.

• Working knowledge of computers for preparing documents, presentations, datasheets etc.

• Maximum age limit of the candidate is 63 years.

Nature of Duties
• Coordinate with territorial divisions and analyze the received HADR requests (especially medical equipment).

• Rationalize the item list as per the budget allocation for the specific grant/aid, in consultation with the territorial division.

• Formulation of tender document for procurement and transportation of medical equipment.

• Provide specifications of medical equipment.

• Advise on requirements regarding regulatory approvals for the supply of medical equipment to the beneficiary country.

• Process the case for requisite administrative and financial approvals.

• Prepare draft supply orders and draft sanctions.

• Launch tender on GeM/Central Public Procurement (CPP) portal.

• Process technical and financial evaluation of bids.

• Conclude the tender and issue a supply order.

• Process the bills on the successful delivery of medical equipment.

• All day-to-day matters pertaining to the above & any other responsibilities assigned by the Head of the Division.

COMMON CRITERIA

Consultation Period: Initially for one year The contract can be extended further depending on an assessment of performance, mutual willingness, and the requirement.

The contract may be terminated on one month’s notice from either side or on payment of one month’s pay in lieu thereof. Unauthorized absence may lead to termination of the engagement.

Desirable Criteria:  Experience working in the public or government sector experience in medical logistics and the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Job Location: Ministry of External Affairs (South Block, Patiala House, JNB, ISIL Building, Akbar Bhawan, SSIFS), New Delhi.

Remuneration & Entitlements :
• For retired Government of India Officials: The remuneration will be as per the prevailing Government of India norms.

• For candidates from the open market: the remuneration package will be commensurate with the experience and profile of the selected candidate, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh per annum.

The amount of remuneration so fixed shall remain unchanged for the term of the contract. No increment or dearness allowance shall be allowed during the term of the contract.

• Deduction of mandatory taxes will be applicable.

• The employment will be strictly contractual and will not confer any other benefits to the selected candidate.

• In case the consultant is required to travel domestically as part of his/her duties, the ministry will take care of their travel, accommodation, and per-diem costs, on par with the Under Secretary in the Ministry.

• The consultant shall not be entitled to any benefit like the Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity, Medical Attendance Treatment, Seniority, Promotion, etc., or any other benefit available to the regular employees of the Ministry.

• No HRA shall be admissible.

• The engagement of the consultant is on a full-time basis. The normal working hours will be 0900-1730 hrs.

Working hours are subject to change from time to time. Saturdays/Sundays will remain closed as weekends off.

In exigencies, he/she may be required to work beyond office hours and/or on closed holidays. No extra allowance or remuneration for such work is admissible.

He/She shall not accept any other professional appointment, paid or otherwise during the term of engagement with this Ministry.

• Paid leave of absence may be allowed at the rate of 1.5 days for each completed month of service.

Accumulation of leave beyond a calendar year may not be allowed. Leave cannot be claimed as a matter of right.

Leave will not be allowed for more than 10 days at a time. Discretion is reserved for the Head of the Division to refuse or revoke leave in the public interest.

Leave encashment will not be permitted on unspent leave. Unused leave will lapse on the commencement of the notice period.

No other leave of any kind shall be admissible to him/her. In case he/she remains absent from duty beyond entitled leave, a proportionate deduction from the consolidated fee as applicable will be made.

• The selected Consultant will be required to enter into a contract with the Ministry in a prescribed format w.e.f. from the actual date of engagement as Consultant.

How to apply
• The applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria may submit an application indicating their interest in working for the Ministry of External Affairs as per the pro forma in Annexure I.

• The envelope containing the applicants’ details as mentioned above should be clearly labeled “Application for the Position of Consultants in the RRC Division of the Ministry of External Affairs” and sent to :

Under Secretary (PF&PG) Ministry of External Affairs,
Room No. 4071, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan, 23-D,
Janpath, New Delhi 110011

Note: Applications received through email will not be considered.

• The applications should include detailed biodata listing the educational qualifications of the candidate and their areas of expertise.

• Documents/certificates in support of educational qualifications, experience in government service, PPO orders, etc., should be attached to the application.

• The applications should include the candidate’s contact details, including residential address, email ID, and landline and mobile phone numbers.

• Ministry of External Affairs will review the applications and shortlist the candidates it considers suitable for interview. The short-listed candidates will be notified by email.

• The date, time, and venue of the interview will be conveyed through email at the email address provided by the applicants.

• Applicants will have to make their own arrangements to reach the place of interview.

• No TA/DA will be payable by the Ministry to applicants for attending an interview.

• The final selection will be based on their performance at the interview.

• The decision of the Government regarding the selection of candidates will be final.

The last date for receiving applications is January 2, 2023 (1730 hrs).

Applications received after the closing date or without the prescribed documents or otherwise found incomplete or not in the prescribed proforma as given in Annexure I, are liable to be rejected and no correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

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