The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Director, Finance and Operations - USAID (Contingent Upon Contract Award) in Rockville, Maryland
The 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. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
USP is an independent nonprofit organization with 200 years of experience developing quality standards for medicines. Through its global public health programs, USP strengthens medicines quality assurance systems, increases the supply of quality-assured medicines, and develops capacity to detect and remove poor-quality medicines from the market. By sharing scientific expertise and providing technical support and leadership, USP helps local regulators improve and sustain local health systems and enables manufacturers to supply quality-assured essential medicines for years to come. Through these efforts, USP is able to help detect and identify poor quality health products in disease areas such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, as well as helping safeguard the maternal, newborn, and child health sectors.
The Director, Finance and Operations is responsible for the operational, contractual, and financial aspects of a $200-$300M global USAID program. This includes but is not limited to: budget development and monitoring, prime award monitoring and compliance, subawards management, procurement and logistics. (S)he oversees budget development for annual workplans and regular financial monitoring, reporting, and analysis. (S)he ensures that resources are allocated and disbursed in compliance with USAID rules and regulations. (S)he is the primary liaison with USAID on finance, contracts, and operations matters and builds appropriate and effective relationships with USAID and other key stakeholders. (S)he proactively manages risk and will establish sound financial management practices and ensure the program’s compliance with USP and USAID policies, procedures, rules and regulations. The position is contingent on contract award.
Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field
Certified Public Accountant or comparable advanced certificate
7+ years of relevant experience leading financial and operational management of complex USAID-funded global health or international development programs at global and/or regional
7+ years of experience overseeing administrative/operational aspects of a global program, including developing and managing large budgets, contracts & grants, subawards, and procurement
3+ years of management experience of virtual teams based in low- and middle-income countries
Excellent skills in written and oral communication and presentation; interpersonal, people management and mentoring, and client relationship management; and planning, analysis, and organization
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.
USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
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Job Category Technical Programs
Job Type Full-Time