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

Program Manager - PQM Tracking Code


Job Description

This is a non-supervisory Program Manager position that works as part of a team to design and manage the implementation of pharmaceutical quality donor-funded project activities in USP's Global Public Health (GPH) Division. The Program Manager will provide the day-to-day program management oversight of assigned projects, including development of annual workplans, implementation and monitoring of project activities, drafting of progress reports, and development and management of project budgets, to ensure high quality results and the overall success and integrity of the project.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participates in strategic planning discussions and leads the design of project activities in close collaboration with the Senior Principle Program Manager and other GPH staff.

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Principle Program Manager, 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree- Physical/Life/Social science, International Development or Public health

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience managing donor-funded (e.g., USAID) global health projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple work flows, while effectively managing project timelines and deliverable schedules.

  • Strong written (especially technical writing) and oral communication skills

  • Willingness to travel at least 20% of the time.

  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health

  • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures and prior management of USAID-Funded programs

  • Proficiency in Russian

  • Proven skills in group facilitation, team building, and partner coordination.

  • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with technical experts, other partners and donor agencies.

  • Prior experience and success working in complex environments, with teams whose members are physically located in different time zones and geographic areas.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Professional and able to communicate effectively with colleagues and key external stakeholders.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to demonstrate the highest degree of ethics and integrity.

  • Ability to work in cross-cultural settings

USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 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 ($250/individual or $500/family)

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.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods 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.

Job Location

Rockville, Maryland, United States

Position Type


Job Category Global Public Health