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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Manager, PQMPlus Communications 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.

Brief Job Overview

The Senior Communications Manager will support the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) program, a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), which aims to strengthen medical product quality assurance systems and improve the supply of quality-assured medical products in low- and middle-income countries. The PQM+ senior Communications Manager leads the development and implementation of a communications plan for PQM+ under the leadership of the PQM+ M&E Director and in close coordination with technical, program, M&E, and country teams. They will identify and document program achievements, successes, and best practices. They will coordinate with the USP Global Communications team. This is a supervisory position.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

The Senior Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the overall program communications strategy. This includes developing program communications content (success stories, exposure stories, videos, webinars, social media etc.)

The Senior Communications Manager leads a team of staff and consultants to:

• Maintain the program website

• Coordinate webinars and events

• Provide editorial oversight

• Build the capacity of staff to effectively communicate about program work

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in public health, English literature, journalism, communications, or relevant field.

• 10 years of writing experience in a health-related field, with preference for direct experience with pharmaceutical product development and/or regulatory systems.

• At least two (2) years of experience as a communications manager or a related role in a USAID-funded project.

• Previous experience on USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID branding and marking policies required.

• Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills in English

• Self-starter with proven ability to work across cultures and time zones.

Additional Desired Preferences

• MA preferred in public health, pharmacy studies or related field.

• Knowledge of activities related to global health system strengthening preferred (i.e.: quality management systems, medicine regulatory system strengthening, health system strengthening, health workforce development, etc.)

• Experience leading communications for a USAID-funded global health program

• Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team.

• Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines.

• Experience with technical documents (statistics, tables, figures) and donor reporting.

• Proficient in using Constant Contact, MailChimp, or other similar software

Supervisory Responsibilities

2 direct reports:

• Communications Associate

• PQM+ Editor


USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

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 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.

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 Ext. Affairs, Regulatory, & Communications

Job Type Full-Time