Marita van Rooyen

Curriculum Vitae

Marita van Rooyen is a registered pharmacist who has been working as a medical logistics consultant as a partner in Mushonga Logistics Consultants (MLC) in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa since 2003. She supplied functional support for the development and implementation of the computerized logistics management information system (LMIS) in Mozambique. This included business analysis, system testing and prototype reviews and the development of the training material and training schedules including user manuals and instructors guides. She created the product file of 10 000 pharmaceutical and medically related items for this system, editing and formatting these items into a usable loadfile. This included product coding training sessions and a Coding guideline.  She also participated in the implementation of the system on Central (4 Central sites) and on Provincial level (5 sites).  

In 2003/2004 she, as part of MLC, was contracted to do an assessment on the Central Medical Store’s depots in Malawi and recommend required changes at central and the three regional depots at Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MLC drafted a medical procurement manual for Malawi including policy and procedures tailored to that country’s requirements covering a range of topics and participated in the OPR (Output to Purpose Review) of the Strengthening CMS (Central Medical Stores) project in Malawi

She has extensive experience and skills in working in donor funded projects (WHO, DFID, JSI, SCMS and USAID) as well as report writing for such projects. Her pharmaceutical knowledge makes her very effective in business analysis, the extraction and clarification of user requirements, identification of management information needs as well as the writing of standard operating procedures and job aids. She has extensive experience and skills in the preparation of data files for system loading. She has worked as a quality control pharmacist at a major postal pharmacy 

Previous work experience includes working at the Pharmaceutical services directorate in the National Health Department in South Africa for 8 years. She developed and managed the Resource Centre for the EDL committee supplying evidence based research on the proposed medicines for the National Essential Drugs List. She has extensive experience in the coding and classification of pharmaceuticals and medical related items. She worked with the systems manager in the development and implementation of a data warehouse system. During this period she developed and managed the website for the distribution of management information to all stakeholders.  She is self motivated and hardworking.     

Her skills include:

  • Classification, manipulation and organizing of information and data
  • Organizing and planning of long-term and short-term projects