The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Program Manager - East & South Africa in Rockville, Maryland
Summary of the Position
USP’s Promoting the Quality of Medicine (PQM+) Program Manager will be responsible for providing strategic management and technical leadership in USP’s PQM+ portfolios in Eastern and Southern Africa to achieve program goals and ensure that activities are aligned with each portfolio’s needs and priorities. S/he will need to work independently and strategically, coordinating closely with USP HQ as well as in-country consultants. S/he needs to be able to problem solve and be willing to roll up their sleeves to accomplish objectives on time.
Roles and Responsibilities
Participates in strategic planning discussions and leads the design of project activities in close collaboration with the Regional Director, country leads and other GPH staff.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Program Director, leads the planning and implementation of the assigned project activities to include development of annual workplans, activity monitoring matrices/implementation plans, performance monitoring plans, and progress reports with the support of the M&E team.
Lead cross-functional project management teams to include technical, M&E, and finance staff to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines, while remaining within the defined project scope and budget.
Manages timelines/deadlines and provides quality control support for project deliverables to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant project implementation.
Develops scopes of work and manage sub-awardees, consultants, and vendors, as applicable while ensuring compliance to donor rules and regulations and USP policies.
Delivers timely and high-quality donor reports; ensures M&E data is regularly collected and documented; and works with other staff, including field staff, to develop global reports that demonstrate progress towards achieving specific targets.
Proactively anticipates, identifies, and facilitates resolution of potential project issues and risks relating to delays in implementation of project activities.
Develops materials for both internal and external audiences, including briefing documents, success stories, case studies, and presentations.
Develops project budgets and monitors project expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budget and prepares pipelines/projections as needed in collaboration with Finance staff.
Develops effective working relationships with USAID, Global Fund, World Bank and other donors and key partners; and represents GPH at key stakeholder meetings.
Ensures good records management, according to USP and donor policies.
Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field required
Five (5) years of progressive experience in managing public health programs in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia; an equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.
Experience working with high-level officials in funding agencies, international organizations, private foundations, ministries of health.
Up to 25% travel potentially
Master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field preferred
Experience working with international non-governmental organizations and national diseases programs strongly preferred in low- and middle-income countries
Extensive understanding of how medicine regulatory systems function in low- and middle-income countries
Demonstrated experience working with and familiarity with USAID required.
Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes
Must possess ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally at least 30% of the time.
Significant experience as a team player and commitment to bringing about change through a partnership approach
Fluent in French
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Job Category Project Management
Job Type Full-Time