Technical Officer PQMPlus, QA/QC & RSS
US Pharmacopeia
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago

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.

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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.

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