Technical Coordinator Consultant – Pakistan

  • Posted on 11 August 2020

Job Description

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. Our programs are focused on building the capacity of regulatory authorities and manufacturers in ensuring patient access to quality-assured essential medicines by providing: 1) technical assistance to manufacturers to increase the supply of quality-assured priority medicines for malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) products; and 2) capacity-building activities to regulatory authorities to fulfill their function in ensuring the supply of quality-assured medical products.

USP was awarded the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+), a USAID-funded global program designed to sustainably strengthen medical product quality assurance systems in low-and-middle income countries. PQM+ is currently seeking a Pakistan-based consultant to contribute to the successful implementation of the PQM+ COVID-19 and other technical activities in Pakistan by providing coordination and support to the technical team. The technical coordinator will be supervised by the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP). S/he will track and facilitate the progress of technical activities, prepare and review documents, presentations and reports as requested, and conduct other tasks required for the successful program implementation under the supervision of the DCOP as requested. The consultancy is full-time and has a period of performance through September 30, 2021.

Key Responsibilities

  • Update the internal information tracking system;

  • Provide initial review of trip and assessment reports;

  • Oversee the management of technical documents;

  • Monitor pending technical activities for programs and keep the DCOP and leadership team updated;

  • Provide support to the DCOP in the development of technical documents;

  • Ensure prepared documents comply with FDA, ISO, USP, USAID and WHO guidelines;

  • Communicate and coordinate with diverse team members to obtain information pertinent to the development of reports;

  • Manage minutes of technical team meetings and follow-up;

  • Coordinate with technical team members and consultants for timely review of submitted documents;

  • Update training documents and presentation slides as needed;

  • Provide support to organize trainings, workshops, seminars and other events and maintain necessary documents as per USP and donor requirements;

  • Prepare initial draft for program success stories and collection of data for testimonials;

  • Submit monthly, detailed activity reports and other relevant work products as applicable;

  • Other duties as assigned by the DCOP.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or other professional degree in regulatory or pharmaceutical sciences;

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical quality assurance and or regulatory affairs;

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in medicines quality assurance.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Operations or Regulatory Affairs;

  • Prior experience in project management and/or technical document development is preferred;

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes;

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner;

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment;

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

Period of Performance

The anticipated period of performance for this consultancy will September 01, 2020 to September 30, 2021

Please send CV, 3-References, and Hourly Rate to Pascal Echeverri, Senior Procurement Specialist, at GPH_Procurement@USP.org by the closing date of August 24, 2020. When submitting your application, write “Technical Coordinator Consultant – Pakistan” in the email Subject Line.

About the Organization

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, through its global public health programs, strengthens health systems by providing technical assistance that improves access to quality medicines, protects patients and consumers from poor quality products, and supports workforce development. USP supports lower and middle income countries (LMICs) in strengthening regulatory systems, designing sustainable approaches to eliminate substandard and falsified medicines, building the capacity of manufacturers to increase the supply of quality medicines, and increasing collaboration and advocacy for quality through research and innovation.

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