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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Manager/ Associate Director, Public policy and Regulatory affairs, South Asia in Hyderabad, India


Summary of the Position

This is a supervisory position responsible for working collaboratively across the USP South Asia and USP Global External Affairs and Global Public Health Divisions to build and execute a public policy, regulatory affairs, stakeholder relations, and advocacy plan to advance USP's mission and strategic goals in South Asia. This role has responsibility for several external affairs functional areas, with a primary focus on government and regulatory affairs as well as building key relationships with other priority stakeholders to develop and execute collaborative initiatives that advocate for, and advance medicines quality, contributing to USP's public health impact.

Roles and Responsibilities

Regulatory Affairs:

  • Provide the organization with insights into, and analysis of, regulatory developments related to medicines and other applied programs, such as dietary supplements and foods, from key government agencies in South Asia

  • Serve as a key USP relationship manager with regulatory and government stakeholders in South Asia, partnering with and leveraging USP internal resources globally to advance collaboration opportunities. Identify, monitor, and communicate key regulatory initiatives and policy trends.

  • Engage USP leadership and staff on those trends and work with them to analyze their impact on USP programs and strategies.

Public Policy:

  • Participate in the development and execution of public policy strategy, including active monitoring of key policy developments around the quality of medicines and food including engagement with relevant policymakers

  • Provide the organization with insight into government policy priorities related to medicines access and quality and other applied programs

  • Build collaborative relationships with key public sector stakeholders and seek partnership opportunities

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Map and prioritize stakeholders and influencers and build and execute engagement plan

  • Formalize relationships with key stakeholder organizations through a memorandum of understandings and develop work plans for building, executing, and maintaining long-lasting relationships

  • Collaborate with other USP experts in support of plan execution

Communications and Advocacy:

  • Develop a communication strategy for the organization and tailor the communication specific to various departments in South Asia

  • Co-ordination with PR agencies and work on media communications to ensure appropriate visibility of the organization in the region

  • Partner with the marketing team to develop and manage content for leadership blogs, organization’s website, marketing collaterals, company initiatives, and business success stories

  • Partner with the marketing team to coordinate and develop content for a spectrum of channels including print, online, social media primarily for external communications

  • Work closely with the design team to deliver high-quality deliverables, maintaining consistent brand identity

  • Participate in relevant national and regional fora to advocate for quality and patient safety.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in public health, public policy, regulatory policy, or relevant area of health care with 08 to 12 years of experience in regulatory policy, stakeholder relations, and advocacy.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience representing a non-profit organization.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Prior experience in a public health-based organization.

  • Evidence of good written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse regulatory and policy stakeholders in a cooperative and friendly manner.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Able to work flexible hours when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Two direct reports:

Communications Manager

Senior Executive, External Affairs




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking



  • 8 years: Regulatory governance

  • 8 years: Public Policy

  • 8 years: Regulatory affairs

  • 8 years: Stakeholder Engagement

Job Category Customer Service

Job Type Full-Time