Quality Assurance Specialist Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya - Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies

Position Title: Quality Assurance Specialist 

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a Christian not-for-profit organization based in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a Registered Trust of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). The Organization’s core mandate is being a reliable supply chain for quality and affordable Health Products and Technologies, Quality Assurance and Health Advisory Services. MEDS was established in 1986 and serves clients spread all over Kenya and other regions both in Africa and beyond.

MEDS has entered into a Contract with USAID Kenya and East Africa named USAID Supply Chain Strengthening. The purpose of the contract is to obtain efficient, reliable and accountable supply chain management services for the procurement, warehousing, and distribution of health commodities for HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Maternal/Neonatal/Child Health (MNCH) and Global Health Security (GHS) activities for patients across all 47 Counties in Kenya for adequate care, treatment and prevention for communicable diseases and other health needs. MEDS seeks to recruit a Quality Assurance Specialist for this Project:

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and conduct prequalification of vendors, suppliers, manufacturers and products.
  2. Responsible for technical activities during storage and distribution including installation of temperature and relative humidity control and monitoring systems for warehouses and vehicles, continuous monitoring and maintenance of records.
  3. Coordinate sampling and testing of health commodities including pre- and post-procurement sampling and testing, post marketing surveillance sampling and testing, maintaining certificates of analysis and preparing activity reports.
  4. Sample and inspect commodities delivered by suppliers for compliance with set specifications.
  5. Manage internal and external audits, regulatory agency inspections, and product recalls.
  6. Customize procedures for the project and coordinate in-house GDP staff trainings.
  7. Coordinate pharmacovigilance activities in line with current PPB guidelines.
  8. Investigate and resolve quality-related complaints.
  9. Maintain current knowledge of relevant GoK, USG regulations and ensure compliance.
  10. Responsible for regulatory affairs activity for the project including processing import permits and waivers and maintaining necessary records.
  11. Conduct temperature mapping and validation for new storage areas, systems and equipment including preparation and execution of protocols, preparation of validation reports and commissioning the systems for use.
  12. Manage quality events during procurement, storage and distribution of commodities
  13. Coordinate equipment calibration and maintenance schedule
  14. Participate in Technical Evaluation Committee
  15. Ensure material handling tools such as forklifts, pallet movers etc. are operational for efficient use
  16. Manage packaging materials and related consumables for efficient use.
  17. Implement occupational safety guidelines in the warehouse for compliance with government authorities

Candidate Profile:

  1. At least 3 years’ experience from GMP facility and knowledge of GMP and GDP Standards
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and Registered with Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

How to apply

If you fit this profile, kindly email your written application and CV to hr@meds.or.ke

By: 2nd September 2022

(Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to)