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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Program Associate PQM+ in Rockville, Maryland


The Program Associate for the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program is a non-supervisory position that contributes to PQM+’s successful implementation, by providing overall program management support to PQM+ Core Portfolios for neglected tropical diseases, maternal and child health, cross bureau, cross bureau covid and Asia regional. The Program Coordinator will assist the Senior Manager and Program Manager in project planning, execution, and control.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assists the core program management team in implementing division-wide and program management tools and templates for all portfolios.

  • Proactively anticipates, identifies, and facilitates resolution of potential project issues relating to delays in PQM+ activities/obligations, budget, and timelines, by collaborating with the internal and external teams.

  • Supports partner engagement efforts for sub awards, fixed rate agreements and other contract types aligning with USP’s standard operating procedures and policies, and working with cross functional teams including legal, contracts, and finance teams to finalize and execute contracts.

  • Supports procurement of goods and services and ensures all procurements follow USAID rules and regulations and USP policies, consistent with budget allocation, and properly reflect PQM+/USAID interests. Works to coordinate the procurement process throughout the procurement cycle from request through to delivery and payments.

  • Assists in tracking sub-recipient technical deliverables and budgets; reviews financial submissions and deliverable schedules, to include proactive follow-up with sub-recipient; tracks program budget and facilitates budget revisions for sub-recipients, as necessary.

  • Assesses key program information and data for input into appropriate PQM+ monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) tool; facilitates consistent transfer of program results; serves as a focal point for MEL platform.

  • Coordinates and ensures that all travel, consultant, procurement, and deliverables trackers are up to date.

  • Ensures consistent document management to include proper filing, archival, and storage of program documentation and files according to USP and donor policies.

  • Assists in organizing and facilitating regular meetings with the donor and tracking action items that arise during these meetings.

  • Other program related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required and a minimum of 3 years’ experience with program management support and administration for global health programs or pharmaceutical programs;or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Demonstrates effective time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good presentation and reporting skills

  • Comfortable working with internal and external professionals

  • Demonstrated ability to support implementation of multiple projects in a timely manner

  • Advanced computer competence (MS Office programs, MS Project or similar)

  • Awareness of the role of pharmaceutical management in Global Health is beneficial

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) 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.

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 1st, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Administrative

Job Type Full-Time