Fresher Quality Assurance Officer Job Careers – Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Organisation: Joint
Medical Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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
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
  • 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 Please
address your applications to:
The Manager Human
Resource & Administration,
Joint Medical Store,
P.O. Box 4501
Deadline: 25th March 2019
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