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Job Summary

To support the Quality Assurance Officer in providing quality assurance and quality control for the Pharmacy and Morphine Production Unit to ensure quality, safe oral morphine products and adherence to good manufacturing, and pharmaceutical practices.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Entry level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) is a not-for-profit charitable NGO that was established in 1993 with the vision of “Palliative Care for all in need in Africa”. HAU is registered by the NGO Bureau as a local NGO and is a licensed PNFP health facility registered by the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council (UMDPC). HAU owns the Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (IHPCA) which is accredited by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). 


HAU has 3 objectives:

  • To provide an affordable and culturally appropriate clinical service to patients suffering from Cancer and/ or AIDS
  • To offer education in Palliative Care to health and non-health professionals 
  • To support the spread of Palliative Care to other African Countries.


HAU has three hospice sites; Hospice Kampala, Mobile Hospice Mbarara in Mbarara district, and Little Hospice Hoima in Hoima district. HAU promotes modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as “whole-person” (holistic) care for patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDS. HAU wishes to recruit dynamic, skilled, and caring Ugandans committed to palliative care to fill the following position: 


Title:  Quality Assurance Assistant, 

Location: Makindye


JOB PURPOSE:

To support the Quality Assurance Officer in providing quality assurance and quality control for the Pharmacy and Morphine Production Unit to ensure quality, safe oral morphine products and adherence to good manufacturing, and pharmaceutical practices.


SPECIFIC DUTIES

Patient Care and education:

  • Approve specifications, sampling instructions, test methods, and other quality assurance and quality control procedures;
  • Ensure quality product through adherence to good manufacturing and pharmaceutical practices by all Morphine Production Unit team members;
  • Ensure that all supplies and materials to the MPU are of good quality and per specifications and that the products are of consistently high quality. This included approval or rejection of starting materials, packing materials, ingredients, and finished products;
  • Designing and monitoring storage conditions of raw materials and finished products;
  • Check on all documentation to ensure that it is a true reflection of morphine manufactured& good manufacturing practices (GMP);
  • Advice on and ensure continuous quality improvement in the morphine production unit, pharmacy, and dispensing areas/ functions;
  • Exhaustively investigate and respond to all complaints and problems encountered in the morphine production unit, pharmacy, and dispensing areas/ functions;
  • Ensure that necessary laboratory tests are done in accordance with procedure and protocol; Lead the monitoring and evaluation, and audits for the morphine production unit;
  • Lead and conduct internal/ self-inspections, and with the Pharmacist liaise with the National Drug Authority for external inspections; Lead on corrective and preventative interventions to reach required local and international standards; 
  • Validate the morphine production process; Provide leadership of efforts to extend the shelf life of oral liquid morphine.


Advocacy:

  • Actively promotes quality assurance of systems and production processes, access to palliative care, and pain medications for people living with cancer and other non-communicable diseases.


Minimum:  

  • Pharmacist / Chemist or Biochemist with qualifications in quality assurance and quality control, and in managing/ participating/ supervising small-scale pharmaceutical manufacture.;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a similar position.


How to Apply:  

Qualified and interested candidates should send a detailed CV and academic transcripts with a typed cover letter indicating three work-related referees through Brightermonday Portal by Clicking on the 'Apply Here' section



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