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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Technical Officer PQMPlus, QA/QC & RSS in Lagos, Nigeria

Description

  • Facilitate the development of in-house training programs to ensure sustainability and transfer of knowledge within NAFDAC laboratories.

  • Advises on the interventions to address institutional development plans on the findings of WHO Global benchmarking assessment related to laboratory testing.

  • Leads the roll-out of risk based post marketing surveillance and the uptake and application of the MedRS tool

  • Provide technical assistance for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation and/or WHO prequalification by assessing, auditing in preparing and reviewing laboratory processes and procedures

  • Assist in preparation of quality control laboratories for WHO inspections, Including assistance in strengthening QMS procedures to prepare for WHO inspections, conducting of mock audits and preparations of laboratory information files to be submitted to WHO.

  • Assist laboratories during WHO inspections and in the development and implementation of CAPA plans

  • Provide oversight of local partners and consultants involved in laboratory activities.

  • Keep abreast of the latest regulatory trends and WHO guidance

  • Actively contribute to annual programmatic and resource planning process and to the development of quality and annual reports

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, engineering or science related field or study required

  • Six (6) years of relative experience leading and providing technical assistance to quality control laboratories in medicine regulatory authorities (MRAs) to ensure the availability of quality medical products.

Skills Sought

  • Direct experience implementing USAID-funded programs

  • Working knowledge and understanding of regulatory systems strengthening in Nigeria with an emphasis on Quality Assurance/Quality Control of medical product.

  • Strong written (especially technical writing) and oral communication skills

  • Willingness to travel to least 25% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years people management experience and skills

  • Direct experience with an understanding of WHO global benchmarking tool

  • Experience in at least one of the following health areas: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, NTDs, AMR, MNCH

COVID Provisions

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Benefits

USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Education

Required

  • Bachelors or better in Chemistry

Job Category Technical Programs

Job Type Full-Time

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