Novartis provides healthcare solutions that improve and extend people’s lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Our company is focused on industry-leading divisions with innovation power and global scale: pharmaceuticals, eye care and generic medicinesWe are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Head, Medical Affairs West Africa / SSA Medical GovernanceJob ID: 243385BRLocation: LagosBusiness Unit: AMACFunctional Area: Research & DevelopmentJob Type: Full TimeEmployment Type: RegularJob DescriptionMedical Affairs Strategy and Operations:Define the Country (Group) Medical Affairs strategy and plan, including data generation, communication and Medical Expert engagement plans, ensuring strategic alignment with Cluster/RegionDrive and lead clinical trials planning and execution within Country (Group)Ensures appropriate dissemination of trial-generated medical information to educate medical, scientific and regulatory leadersIs part of the development of the overall long-term strategy for the Country (Group): portfolio, growth, business partnerships, ‘roadmap’ for medical and regulatory activitiesEnsures adherence to financial and headcount targets for MA in the Country (Group)Acts as sponsor and contributor to relevant local and Global business/Franchise initiatives Regulatory, Safety and Risk ManagementIs accountable for adherence to all relevant safety standards, regulations and current legislation Internal / External RelationshipsManages country interface with Global/Region/Cluster Clinical Development/ Medical Affairs, taking accountability for and optimizing all in-country clinical trials, scientific communication activities and engagement plans and drives their ultimate successRepresents the country medical and scientific interests in internal and external (incl. HQ) activities Talent DevelopmentMaintains and drives the standards of medical and scientific excellence in the country through recruitment, training, deployment and developmentSupport Country (Group) medical departments and MSL functions with medical capabilities and through capability building, as appropriateProvide medical leadership and strategic advice to Country (Group) medical departments, guiding them Above Country (Group) Activities:Drives key activities related to medical operations (e.g. data generation, capability building, launch readiness etc) or medical governance (e.g. GxP excellence, financial/operational controls etc) within/across country groups or cluster.