The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Program Manager in Rockville, Maryland
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 (core, regional and country) 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
Provides technical and management leadership to core, regional and country portfolios, as assigned, through the support of the Deputy Program Director, and the technical team under the Technical Director; ensures strategic, programmatic and contractual integrity of PQM+ projects in assigned countries.
Develops work plans, assigns budget in the work plans, and oversees the implementation of programmatic activities in order to meet PQM+ programmatic objectives for the portfolio.
Collaborates with the in-county teams and HQ staff to ensure the documentation of the program activities, highlighting technical and programmatic innovations, strengths, results and impact at local and international forums, technical briefs, in peer review journals, and communications.
Leads and participates in assessment teams to evaluate and provide recommendations on medicines quality assurance and control capabilities in countries as requested.
Develops strong relationship with USAID missions and other key stakeholders.
Works closely with technical and country program team to identify opportunities for innovation, harmonize approaches, and maintain high quality standards in activity implementation.
Collaborates with other international and local partners in-country to jointly achieve the public health program goals. Designs programs and create business opportunities for program growth and sustainability.
Represents USP as a speaker or a participant at local and international health and donor communities and provides technical leadership and insight on PQM+.
Articulates PQM+’s objectives and mission to various stakeholders to promote the mission of the PQM+ program.
Provides critical input into the monitoring and evaluations of assigned programs and requires strong communication and coordination with field staff, support departments within PQM+ and USP HQ.
Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, or related field required
Minimum of 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.
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
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.
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Job Category Technical Programs
Job Type Part-Time