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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Program Manager PQM+ in NA, Tajikistan

Description

Summary of the Position

USP’s Promoting the Quality of Medicine Plus (PQM+) Program Manager will be responsible for day-to-day program management and technical coordination for USP’s PQM+ project in Tajikistan in alignment with the program goals and country needs. S/he will need to work independently and strategically, coordinating closely with staff at USP Head quarter and consultants; in country partners and stakeholders; and USAID.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develops workplan in close coordination and collaboration with the HQ staff and in alignment with the local stakeholders and donor priorities

  • Ensures day-to-day implementation of the program activities as approved in the workplan and in alignment with the program goals and objectives

  • Solves problem to address challenges in program implementation

  • Tracks program activities to ensure compliance with PQM+ rules and regulations

  • Provides input to the monitoring and evaluation plan for the project and facilitates data collection

  • Ensures that the project is moving toward meeting the targets for the indicator as identified in the monitoring and evaluation plan

  • Collaborates with the in-county counterparts and HQ staff to ensure the documentation of the program activities, highlighting technical and programmatic innovations, strengths, results, and impact

  • Works closely with HQ technical and program team to identify opportunities for innovation, harmonize approaches, and maintain high quality standards in activity implementation.

  • Represents USP and PQM+ as a speaker or a participant at local and international health and donor communities

  • Articulates PQM+’s objectives and mission to various stakeholders to promote the mission of the PQM+ program.

  • Develops and maintains positive relationship with the in-country counterparts and key stakeholders to identify program activities and facilitate day to day program implementation

  • Develops and maintains positive relationship with the USAID mission to understand their country strategy and facilitate day to day program implementation

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field required

  • Six (6) years of progressive experience in managing public health programs in Tajikistan; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.

  • Experience working with high-level officials in funding agencies, international organizations, ministries of health.

  • Authorized to work in Tajikistan

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field preferred

  • Experience working with international non-governmental organizations and national diseases programs in Tajikistan or low- and middle-income countries strongly preferred.

  • Understanding of medicine regulatory system in Tajikistan.

  • Demonstrated experience working with and familiarity with USAID or other donor funded programs strongly preferred.

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

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

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally if needed.

  • Significant experience as a team player and commitment to bringing about change through a partnership approach

COVID-19 Provisions

The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1 st , 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Job Category Administrative

Job Type Full-Time

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