Technical Officer (PQMPlus, QA / QC & RSS)

Job Description

  • Full Time
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Applications have closed

the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
At USP everything we do is in service of our mission to help protect and improve the health of people around the world. From the standards we create to the partnerships we foster, we continually work to build and reinforce a foundation that draws us closer to a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Technical Officer (PQMPlus, QA / QC & RSS)
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Technical Programs
Description / Responsibilities

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

Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Engineering or Science related field or study required.
Required: Bachelor’s or better in Chemistry.
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.


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.

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.


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.


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