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. USP’s focus on global public health extends to lower and middle-income countries with work in over 20 countries through donor-funded programs. USP was recently awarded the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+), a 5-year USAID-funded global program designed to sustainably strengthen medical product quality assurance systems in low-and-middle income countries. The main program objectives include: to improve governance, improve country and regional regulatory systems, optimize and increase financial resources, increase supply of quality-assured essential medicines and advance global learning and operational agenda, for medical products quality assurance.
PQM+ is currently recruiting for a full-time consultant, based in Maputo, Mozambique to oversee the day-to-day implementation of USAID Mozambique workplan activities for the benefit of the National Directorate of Pharmacy (DNF) and the Laboratório Nacional de Controle de Qualidade dos Medicamentos (LNCQM). S/he will work under the guidance of the PQM + program manager for Mozambique.
- Provides management support to key stakeholders in Mozambique under the leadership of the PQM + program manager to advance strategic and programmatic priorities in the country.
- Participates in PQM + technical activities under the guidance of the regional and Rockville-based technical teams.
- Develops working relationship with DNF and LNCQM; represents PQM + in meetings to advance the country medicine quality assurance strategy.
- Supports development of country work plans and budgets and oversees the day-to-day implementation of programmatic activities to achieve desired results.
- Collects and reports program data and indicators; documents and translates program information; and coordinates in-country program logistics for implementation of workplan activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the program manager.
- Meeting notes and reports for all PQM+ represented meetings with the DNF, LNCQM, USAID and others country partners.
- Detailed monthly activity report and monthly deliverables as assigned by the program manager is required for consultancy payments.
- Other deliverables as requested
- Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field required but a master’s degree preferred
- Extensive understanding of how medicine regulatory systems function in Mozambique
- Demonstrated experience working with USAID projects required.
- Strong communication skills and fluent in spoken and written English language.
- Fluency in Portuguese is required.
- Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with technical experts, other partners and donor agencies.
- Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes
- Must possess ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Skills in training and workshop facilitation desired
- Ability to demonstrate the highest degree of ethics and integrity.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Period of Performance
May 01, 2020 – September 30, 2020. Renewable pending available country funding.
Please send CV, 3-References, and Hourly Rate to PASCAL ECHEVERRI, SENIOR PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST, at GPH_Procurement@USP.org by the closing date of 04/03/2020.
When submitting your application, write “Mozambique – Medical Product Quality Assurance” in the email Subject Line.
About the Organization
The United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods.