Health / Medical

Technical Officer, QA / QC & RSS at the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Technical Officer, QA / QC & RSS

Location: Abuja

Summary of the Position

  • The Technical Officer, Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) will provide technical assistance to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) network of laboratories to build their capacity to ensure the quality of medical products circulating in the Nigeria market.
  • They must possess a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory environment a low Income arid middle-income countries to provide technical oversight for strengthening the capacity of laboratories responsible for assessing the quality of medical products and vaccines.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates 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 based on the findings of the WHO Global benchmark assessment related to laboratory testing
  • Leads the rollout of risk-based post-marketing surveillance and the uptake and application of the MadRS tool
  • Provide technical assistance for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation and/or WHO prequalification by assessing, auditing, preparing and reviewing laboratory processes end procedures
  • Assist in preparation of quality control laboratories for WHO inspections, including assistance in strengthening GelS procedures to prepare for WHO Inspections, conducting of mock audits and preparation 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 steel regulatory trends and WHO guidance
  • Actively contribute to annual programmatic and resource planning process and to the development of quarterly and annual reports

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Engineering or Science related field of study required
  • Six (6) years of relative experience leading and providing technical assistance to quality control laboratories in medicine regulatory authorities (MRA5) 10 ensure the availability of quality medical products.
  • Direct experience implementing USAID-funded programs.

Skills Sought:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Engineering or Science related field of study required
  • Working knowledge and understanding of regulatory systems strengthening In Nigeria with an emphasis on Quality Assurance/Quality Control of medical products
  • Strong written (especially technical writing) end oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel at least 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualification Required:

  • Two years of people management experience and skills
  • Direct experience with and understanding of WHO global benchmarking tool
  • Experience in at least one of the following health areas: HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, NTDs, AMR, MNCH
  • Country the work is expected to be completed done: Nigeria.

Restrictions or Key Requirements for the Position:

  • Must be resident in Abuja
  • Should be able to speak the local dialect fluently.

USP offers an impressive benefits and allowances package.

Deadline: 19th October, 2021 (4:00 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • 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 orany other protected class.
  • We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with dieabilities.
  • 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. It is PQM+ intent to grant this offer to the most suitable candidate.

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