Working with QUAMED means joining a committed team to improve access to quality medicines.


To support and develop our activities, we are occasionally looking for profiles of pharmacists who are experts in quality assurance.

You can send us your unsolicited application (CV and cover letter) to the following address:

We will integrate it into our recruitment pool.

auditor validation process

Our QMS describes: 

  • The recruitment process of external auditors. 
  • The validation process that external candidates will have to go through to become validated QUAMED auditors. 
  • The validation renewal and the suspension of the status of validated auditors. 

The auditor validation, the renewal of validation, and the suspension of validation is managed by the QUAMED operational team, jointly with the QUAMED Technical Advisory Group. QUAMED’s Technical Coordinator (QUATC) manages the process.

First step:

Potential candidates who would like to become QUAMED-validated auditors are screened on the basis of their CVs and the list of audits performed.

Second step:

The screened candidates are invited to take part in a written test.

Third step:

When the written test is concluded successfully, the candidate is invited for an interview.

Fourth step:

When the interview is successful, the candidate is pre-validated and s/he is invited to a training on the QUAMED QMS.

Fifth step:

To become validated, a pre-validated auditor must conduct at least one joint audit with a member of the QUAMED technical team to evaluate on-site his/her auditing practices and knowledge of the WHO standards.

Then the report and the audit outcomes are evaluated by the QUATC and QUAMED’s Quality Compliance Coordinator (QCC). When the result of the first audit is positive the auditor will be validated and added to the QUAMED roster.


For the validated auditors, regular meetings are organised to discuss auditing techniques and processes, as well as technical issues such as procedures that have been updated or changed.

Each validated auditor is required to participate in an annual performance appraisal. The auditors’ participation in the regular meetings and her/his performance appraisal determines whether to renew or suspend her/his status.