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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Regional Project Director, Asia Pacific in Rockville, Maryland



Who is USP?

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's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Regional Project Director, Asia Pacific /How will YOU create impact here at USP?

USP is seeking a Regional Project Director for the anticipated Regional Health Partnerships for the Pacific and Southeast Asia project funded by the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The Regional Project Director will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of a $9 million, 4-year program to strengthen pharmaceutical regulatory systems, ultimately increasing access to high-quality medical products in the Pacific and Southeast Asia region. The program will work on strengthening national control laboratories and post-market regulatory systems, including pharmacovigilance and lot release for vaccines in Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, and Papua New Guinea. The Regional Project Director will be based in one of these project countries (Indonesia preferred).

The Regional Project Director will serve as the primary contact for the donor (DFAT) and key stakeholders, managing the program’s most important relationships. They will also have oversight of technical, financial, and operational staff implementing the program, providing staff leadership and guidance needed for successful program implementation. This will include providing a cohesive technical vision for the program, strong financial management oversight, identifying implementation risks and mitigation strategies, and communicating closely with headquarters staff on program progress. The Regional Project Director is expected to travel to countries as needed to oversee technical assistance and troubleshoot alongside project staff.

Who USP is Looking For?

This role requires:

A Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field of study, such as public health, pharmacist, public policy, or business administration.

At least 10 years of professional technical experience related to the successful implementation of global health programs in low- and middle-income countries within the Pacific and/or Southeast Asia.

At least 5 years of experience leading similarly sized donor-funded programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting; DFAT experience preferred.

Location within Indonesia (or another project country) with regular travel to Cambodia, Laos, and PNG.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully present vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: 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 Category Contingent Staff

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Contingent Staff

Job Type Full-Time