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Organisation: Joint Medical Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Technical Services

About US:
Joint Medical Store (JMS) is a Church founded private not-for-profit organization whose mission is to supply medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and training of assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices. It was established in 1979 as a joint venture between the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB) and the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB).

Job Summary:  The Quality Assurance Officer will ensure that medicines, medical equipment and other medical supplies procured and supplied to customers meet JMS specifications, NDA, WHO standards and other regulatory requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Inspect all release for sale incoming products, review certificates of analysis audit documentation to ensure that they conform to the set quality specifications and release complying products for sale.
  • To monitor the storage and transportation of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies in line with good distribution practices.
  • To sample and test medicines and medical supplies in line with the relevant standard operating procedures and protocols.
  • To supervise the inspection of customer consignments in line with established JMS, customer and regulatory requirements.
  • To coordinate the prequalification process for products, services and suppliers in line with laid down procedures
  • To lead the Validation, qualification and calibration of JMS equipment, vehicles and measuring devices
  • To manage the operations in the JMS mini lab in line with Good Laboratory Practices
  • To ensure that the process of Licensing of premises, registration, importation and exportation of pharmaceutical products and medical supplies are performed in line with the guidelines established by National Drug Authority.
  • To investigate all quality related feedback from JMS customers and handle recalls in line with the established standard operating procedures.
  • To perform periodic self-inspections in line with Good Distribution Practice
  • To lead the implementation of the JMS Quality Management System in line with ISO 9001:2015 Guidelines

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Product inspection
  • Supplier qualification
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Quality analysis
  • Qualification and validation of processes and equipment.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Joint Medical Store (JMS) Quality Assurance Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy
  • Additional training in the area of quality management of medical supplies is an added advantage
  • Must be registered with The Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda
  • A minimum of two years working experience in a busy pharmaceutical manufacturing concern / pharmaceutical warehousing.
  • Knowledge and exposure to the current challenges in proper management of medical supplies.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and ERP applications
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Pharmaceutical and pharmacological knowledge
  • MS Office proficiency

How to Apply:
All qualified candidates are invited to submit applications, resume, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and three referees (who are not relatives) with their day time telephone contacts. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications may be hand delivered to JMS Head office Reception Desk or Email to store@jms.co.ug. Please address your applications to:

The Manager Human Resource & Administration,
Joint Medical Store,
P.O. Box 4501 Kampala

Deadline: 25th March 2019

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