Product Quality Officer

Hosted Entities Stop TB Partnership
Job categories Procurement
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/12801
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration One year (with possibility of extension)
Application period 27-Jul-2017 to 31-Aug-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

Expand all [+]


UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.

Stop TB Partnership

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector

As a key initiative of the STBP, the goal of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) is to facilitate world-wide, equitable access to TB medicines and diagnostics across both public and private sectors. This goal is achieved through management and coordination of market activities for the full portfolio of TB medicines and diagnostics, strategic procurement and innovative logistics solutions, technical assistance and capacity building for TB program in better pharmaceutical management practices, and accelerated uptake of new TB medicines, regimens, and diagnostics using the GDF “launch pad”.

The GDF procures all groups of medicines and key diagnostic tools that are currently recommended by WHO for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of drug susceptible and resistant forms of TB. When procuring through GDF, countries are ensured to receive quality-assured TB products in compliance with WHO Prequalification Program and Stringent National Medicines Regulatory Authorities or the Global Fund – ERP program.  

In addition, GDF applies a unique drug monitoring program coordinated with and performed by contracted Quality control agents which consists of the review of certificate of analysis for procured products, pre-shipment inspection of consignments, sampling and quality testing of products supplied to countries.

GDF’s Quality Assurance policy not only ensures supply of quality medicines, but it also leads to increased overall procurement efficiency and contributes indirectly to the reduction of delivery lead times.

The Stop TB Partnership is hiring a Product Quality Officer who will work u...

Quarterly reporting on activities and deliverables to GDF Product Quality Lead f...

Advanced university degree (master's or equivalent) in pharmacy, medicine or...

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in quality assurance...

Quality assurance and quality control diploma, especially for diagnostics, i...

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretari...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Understanding of QA matters in the pharmaceutical manufacturing context and ...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...
This vacancy is closed.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your UNOPS Jobs profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.


  • "Each place that I work in has so much history and culture to explore and I am lucky enough to enjoy it all, while helping improve the health of local communities"
    Nang Shri Seng Lao
    Unops Logistics Officer, Myanmar
  • "While the JPO programme was a learning experience for me, I was also able to share my own knowledge and skills with those I supervised later on."
    Pierre Jullien
    Director And Representative, Côte D'ivoire Operations Centre