Quality Assurance Associate, Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU), Copenhagen, Denmark, G-6 (ROSTER)

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The Position: The Quality Assurance Associate position is located in the Product Quality Assurance Team in the UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU). The position reports directly to the Quality Assurance Specialist. You will work closely with other SCMU colleagues, the new integrated HQ division (name To Be Decided), the Humanitarian Response Division, other HQ Business Units, the Regional Offices and the Country Offices and with a number of external partners. The Product Quality Assurance Team is the life force of UNFPA's supplies, whereby the team ensures that contraceptives, medicines, medical devices, and kits UNFPA delivers to women and girls are safe, effective and will do no harm.

How you can make a difference: UNFPA occupies a unique position in the sexual and reproductive health commodity ecosystem as a critical player in supply chain management, a leading public procurer of sexual and reproductive health commodities, a trusted partner to national governments, and one of the few organizations with the scale and partnerships necessary to build accountability for last mile delivery.

The UNFPA Supply Chain Management Unit (SCMU) is self-funded and was made operational in January 2022. It is tasked with ensuring that UNFPA is able to effectively and efficiently support the delivery of life-saving reproductive health products and other programme supplies to the end user when and where they are needed. To achieve this, it is important to strengthen the capacity of governments and implementing partners to ensure coordination, end-to-end visibility and accountability on all supply chain and logistics management related activities, in particular for programme supplies, across all UNFPA programmes.

Job Purpose: As the Quality Assurance Associate, you will support the Product Quality Assurance Team Lead’s efforts on the development and implementation of the Product Quality Assurance framework and policies for the supply of sexual reproductive health commodities, coordinate Product Quality Assurance activities for the whole of UNFPA, knowledge management, information sharing and maintain partners’ relationships for quality assurance of health products, provides technical support to UNFPA Country Offices, Regional and HQ staffs in quality assurance related issues and; support innovation in Quality Assurance.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Completion of Secondary education is required.
  • University degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Material Science, Medical Laboratory Science/Technology, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, or related field would be an asset
  • Completion of relevant training, academic and/or professional certification in Quality Assurance of health products is an asset.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of related work experience in quality assurance or product development or quality control of pharmaceuticals, or sterile health products or regulatory authority experience of medical devices/health products or health technologies is required.
  • Proven analytical and technical knowledge of reproductive health products is a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of reproductive health commodities and medical terminology is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in coordination of workshops is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international markets (sources, certifications, and controls) is an asset.
  • Work experience with the UN or an international organization is an asset.
  • Work experience or support to developing countries is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills; team management skills is an asset

Languages: Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

Added 10 days ago - Updated 3 hours ago - Source: unfpa.org