ABOUT US

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. We are working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. USP’s Global Health programs work with donors and partners in low- and middle-income countries to advance access to quality-assured essential medical products and strengthen supply chains to address critical global health threats such as COVID-19, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and maternal and child health conditions.

PQM+

The Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) program is a five-year U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded cooperative agreement with a goal to sustainably strengthen medical product quality assurance systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). PQM+ provides technical assistance to Medicines Regulatory Authorities in a number of countries in Asia. This cooperative relationship supports the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) for regulatory reforms, quality assurance systems, and strengthening the quality control laboratories in Pakistan. Moreover, PQM+ also provides technical capacity building in close coordination with DRAP and provincial health authorities.

ROLE OVERVIEW

USP – PQM+ seeks a Safety and Security Consultant to manage safety and security in support of program implementation. Under the guidance of USP’s Director Global Security (based in Rockville, USA), and in close collaboration with the Chief of Party & Deputy Chief of Party (based in Islamabad, Pakistan) and a third-party service provider contracted to provide specific journey management support for USP – PQM+ traveler(s) arriving in Pakistan and working in the major cities. The Consultant(s) will be called to work on an as-needed basis under specific Work Orders and will report to the Consultant Supervisor listed on the Work Order. The Safety & Security Consultant will monitor global security events from various sources and report security recommendations to the respective office, business venue, or traveler with a view to reducing or avoiding risk where possible. The Safety and Security Consultant will not usually be expected to travel but will be responsible for providing the USP – PQM+ Pakistan program safety and security support in the following areas:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Continuous and timely monitoring and sharing of relevant safety and security information that may impact USP security with the Pakistan office and Director Global Security. Resources include USP-provided security advisories as well as online resources and media.  e.g., movement restrictions, protests & demonstrations, and serious incidents that may impact USP security.
  • Arrange, manage and monitor secure USP traveler movements, including airport pick-up/drop-off and business travel.
  • Brief and communicate closely with the USP traveler and coordinate with the Director Global Security
  • Communicate with the relevant security provider to arrange and manage pickup-up, drop-offs, and local ground transportation and monitor activities closely when working with the USP traveler and coordinate with the Director Global Security.
  • Continuously assess the Safety and Security environment and devise risk reduction measures as related to movement schedules, changes to travel schedules, and sharing of relevant safety and security information to the USP traveler, Deputy Chief of Party, and Director Global Security.
  • Maintain and update USP’s approved hotel list by annual visits and assessments of hotels in all areas of travel and for venue activities (i.e., training) and liaise closely with hotel staff during USP staff travel.
  • Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, manage and monitor travel to include:
  1. Briefing incoming travelers of ongoing and likely incidents and events, hotel safety, traveled safety and expected safety and security measures.
  2. The approval of visit locations based on adverse activities such as crime, terrorism, and security force activity that may impact USP traveler safety
  3. The approval of travel dates based on ongoing environmental factors such as demonstrations and protests or national events
  4. Selection, screening, management, and maintenance of all preferred transport and accommodation vendors
  5. Close monitoring of all travel, including incoming international travelers, and close liaison with the security vendor to ensure seamless security provision throughout the trip
  6. Providing face-to-face and remote security briefings as relevant
  7. Monitoring of traveler safety and security while in-country
  8. Close coordination with the Director Global Security to ensure he/she is updated with all significant movement points and areas of concern or problems

Further responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and maintain daily contact with travelers to establish their well-being, location, and security environment in their area whilst in travel status.
  • The area of interest is global, excluding Continental USA, and includes but is not limited to: 
  1. Current travel, including likely transit hubs
  2. Planned travel
  3. USP business venues - such as labs or training locations
  4. USP office locations
  • Incidents of a particular security and safety notes include but are not limited to:
  • Terrorist events and incidents
  1. Crime increases, patterns, and trends
  2. Civil disorder, security force activity, and coups
  3. Conflict
  4. Natural disaster
  5. Health concerns
  6. Travel accidents, such as air crash incidents
  • Continuously assess the global Safety and Security environment and recommend risk reduction measures to the Director of Global Security. 

DELIVERABLES (PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE SEPTEMBER 30, 2022)

  1. Providing support in USP Travel Security Clearance & Tracking
  2. Daily or as available, Incidents Reporting
  3. Monthly Invoice & Activity Report

Upon As & When on a required basis 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or other relevant field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in safety and security management required
  • Prior Work Experience with INGO and Donor funded Projects.
  • Prior Work Experience with Ministries and Drug Regulatory of Pakistan.
  • Results-driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.
  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

The anticipated period of performance will be November 01, 2022, to September 30, 2023, for the entire Master Consultant Agreement.

 The scope of the work defined herein should be implemented before September 30th, 2023. The assignment will be required a maximum of 180 Working Days Level of Effort (LOE) and will be based in Islamabad.

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

The selected individual will work with the USP Pakistan team based in Islamabad.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

  1. Previous Experience - 35%
  2. Qualification and Education - 40%
  3. Financial Proposal- 25%

 INSTRUCTIONS

The applicant is required to have the aforementioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications will be shortlisted and contacted.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The applicant is required to have the aforementioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications will be shortlisted and contacted.  

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Degree Title:
Business Administration or other relevant field required
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years (Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in safety and Security management required)
Apply Before:
Sep 26, 2022
Posting Date:
Sep 13, 2022

United States Pharmacopeial Convention

N.G.O./Social Services · 1-10 employees - Islamabad

pThe U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. Our mission is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP envisions a world in which all have access to high quality, safe, and beneficial medicines and foods. USP approaches this vision with a sense of urgency and purpose, strengthened by its cadre of dedicated volunteers, members, and staff, and by working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the globe. As the world gets smaller and more connected, quality issues affect everyone. Diseases travel. Drug resistance grows. Fake medicines kill. The foundation of quality we’re building helps address these and other global health issues. Whether decreasing the prevalence of substandard and poor-quality medicines or helping to curb antimicrobial resistance, we’re there working to protect the health of people all over the world./p

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