Quality Assurance Officer (Pharmaceuticals) Job Opportunities – National Medical Stores (NMS)

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Organization: National Medical Stores (NMS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Report to: Principal Quality Assurance Officer

About US:

National Medical Stores is an autonomous Corporation that was established by an Act of Parliament 1993. Our mandate is to procure, store and distribute medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Quality Assurance Officer (Pharmaceuticals) will be responsible for ensuring that set standards for pharmaceutical and medical supplies are maintained.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate tender bids and recommend for procurement of high quality products confirming to national pharmaceutical standards and NMS set specifications.
  • Inspect incoming pharmaceuticals and medical supplies and check for adherence to national pharmaceutical standards
  • Inspect at random and sample products in stores for conformity to national pharmaceutical standard
  • Inspect outgoing goods to minimize customer quality related complaints and return of goods
  • Establish base of customer product quality complaints and prepare customers sales data, which be required in implementing recalls of defective products, as a policy by the pharmacy statute to halt their sake and use
  • Transfer expired, damaged or deteriorating products into containers or disposals, to allow more storage room and policy by pharmacy statute to ensure halt in sale and use
  • Prepare an up-date of NMS supplier databank in line with NMS set guidelines
  • To identify any risk(s) noted during the course of execution of your duties and formally report to your immediate supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the National Medical Stores (NMS) Quality Assurance Officer (Pharmaceuticals) job must hold a Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Registered with allied Health professional Council
  • Three years of working experience in Quality Assurance
  • Computer literate with competence in MS Office Suite and statistical package

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application letters with updated CVs, copies of the academic documents/ transcripts, documents supporting your work experience, names and contact details of three professional referees addressed and delivered to the Head of Human Resource and Support Services, National Medical Stores (NMS), Plot 4-12, Nsamizi Road, P.O Box 16, Entebbe, Uganda.

Deadline: 24th May 2019


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