Quality Manager Responsible Person - Medical Services

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Quality Manager, Responsible Person – Medical Services in the UK (London or remote) Save the Children International office location.

Role Purpose:

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children, celebrating its 100 years in 2019 as a US$2bn dollar organisation with 25,000 staff in 117 countries – health and nutrition programs being the largest component of its global activity.

One of our 2030 Ambitions is to inspire a breakthrough for child survival – that no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday. This role plays an instrumental role in achieving this breakthrough by contributing to strengthen compliance to safeguard beneficiaries against potential harm from poor sourcing and distribution practices in line with the regulations and the requirements specified for holders of the Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA-H) from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

As a core member of the global medical team and its pharmacy workstream, the Quality Manager, Responsible Person (QM-RP) will provide regulatory oversight to enable compliance with the medical services quality framework in line with the 2022-24 strategy, and contribute to enable safe and quality medical services globally.

The QM-RP will be the named Responsible Person on the WDA(H) licence and ensure that the conditions under which the licence is granted have been, and are being, complied with; and ensure that the quality of medicinal products handled by Save the Children International are being maintained in accordance with the requirements of it’s WDA(H) licence.



  • Meet the RP/QM qualifications and conditions as outlined by the MHRA.
  • Experience of enabling regulatory compliance with WDA(H) requirements.
  • Experience and understanding of GDP, in particular enabling regulatory compliance, conducting audits, risk management, supplier assessments and managing recalls.
  • Experience of working and/or liaising with government drug regulatory authorities.
  • Experience of developing/rolling out SOPs and guidelines, and enabling compliance.
  • Experience of providing remote support, capacity building and delivering trainings.
  • Experience of assuring end-to-end medical supply chain practices, in particular around sourcing, transportation, storage and distribution.
  • Proven ability to work with a high degree of flexibility and autonomy, tackling new areas with confidence and leading on engaging stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning, organization, problem-solving and influencing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and interpersonal skills in English.
  • Cultural awareness and ability to work effectively and collaboratively across diverse teams, functions, offices and organizations.
  • High level of computer literacy, including internet and other web-based sources and MS Office suite, incl Excel to analyse and present data
  • Ability and willingness to travel, occasionally to insecure locations when needed.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children
  • Permanent residence and right to work in the UK.


  • Degree in life sciences, pharmacy or a relevant discipline.
  • Experience working in the INGO sector, preferably within large scale medical programmes and/or in emergency response/humanitarian settings.
  • Working proficiency in a second language, preferably French, Spanish or Arabic

We can offer circa £48,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role will be based in the UK (London or Remote) Save the Children International office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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2 Nov 2023

30 Nov 2023 - 18:59 EST


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