Quality Assurance Associate

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: United States of America
Organization: Chemonics
Closing date: 1 Dec 2020

The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID procures health commodities, provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of supply chains, and collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world!

The QA Associate will work under the leadership of the GHSC-PSM QA Director to ensure commodities procured and distributed by GHSC-PSM, comply with United States Government and country requirements regarding quality, safety, and efficacy and are suitable for their intended use. The QA Associate will be a core member of the GHSC-PSM QA team who will assist with QA activities and support updating and maintaining QA standard operating procedures (SOPs) and work instructions; manage/monitor/track quality incidents and assist with QA investigations, among other important below-mentioned tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Support managing incidents in internal management system and assist with QA investigations.

  • Support/assist in updating and maintaining SOPs and work instructions for QA processes

  • Assist/support in monitoring/coordinating/reviewing of tender documents to ensure that they include agreed QA/QC requirements and procedures under the eligibility for procurements (i.e., Product Specification and Conformity with product standards per the pre-defined requirement).

  • Create quality (QA/QC) reported incidents into incident management system as a result of out of specification, product complaints, field safety notices, and regulatory enforcement actions.

  • Develop (daily/weekly) reports of QA incidents to keep PSM-QA Management up to date.

  • Liaise with other functional teams to request and ensure relevant information/documentation is provided for quality assessment/recommendation.

  • Monitor and track quality incidents and provide necessary support for QA determination.

  • Ability to understand FDA/WHO etc., alerts and safety notices/warnings letters, recalls etc.

  • Assist with recordkeeping and proactively identify process improvement opportunities.

  • Perform any other QA/QC related tasks as directed by GHSC-PSM QA Director.

Qualifications

  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in related area, preferably chemistry, biology, physical science or similar discipline.

  • Prior experience working in Quality Assurance or Quality Control preferred.

  • Strong administrative skills and knowledge of MS Office applications (at a minimum Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook).

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

  • General Knowledge of regulatory body/health authorities such as FDA/WHO preferred.

  • Strong organizational skills preferred.

  • Experience in public funded procurement of health products, US Government projects and supply chain programs, is an added advantage.

  • Ability to proactively problem solve independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Fluency in English required

How to apply:

Application Instructions:

Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CHEMONICS&cws=50&rid=3933 by December 1, 2020. No telephone inquiries, please. Only finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 Recruitment Information

Chemonics International is monitoring COVID-19 activity around the world. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to hire for all open roles with interviewing and on-boarding done virtually. Our new hires and current staff working from our Washington, DC, Arlington, VA, and London offices will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.



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