Program Manager
The United States Pharmacopeial
Nairobi, Kenya
3d ago

Job Description

Summary of the Position

This field-based Program Manager position manages the implementation of medicines quality assurance systems strengthening interventions of the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program funded by USAID and led by the United States Pharmacopeia, USP.

The Program Manager works as part of a team to design annual work plans and provide day-to-day program management oversight.

S / he ensures the delivery of timely work products, manages budget expenditures, conducts portfolio review meetings, and provides progress report to ensure high quality results and the overall success and integrity of the program.

Roles and Responsibilities

Lead the design and development of annual workplans, activity monitoring matrices / implementation plans, performance monitoring plans, and progress reports with the support of the MEL team.

Serves as the PQM+ focal person for coordinating regular meetings with USAID activity manager, and for the conduct of quarterly review meetings.

Manage work products and deliverables to ensure that they are aligned with the technical approaches and consistent to related PQM+ work in other countries and regions.

Develops project budgets and monitor expenditures to ensure activities are implemented within budget and prepares pipelines / projections as needed in collaboration with Finance staff.

Supervise the allocation of program resources to meet the needs of the program. Manage risks and issues that may arise during program implementation.

Delivers timely and quality donor reporting; develop quarterly and annual reports for submission to USAID and collaborate with the MEL Director to ensure that data is regularly collected and documented.

Represent PQM+ at country meetings and provide presentations with support from MEL staff to ensure communication materials are reflective of PQM+ accomplishments.

Implement relevant USP policies, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance to USAID requirements and quality work products.

Manage information exchange and maintain good relationships and regular communication with technical assistance recipients, WHO and technical partners, donors, and stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector.

Proactively anticipates, identifies, and facilitates resolution of potential project issues and risks relating to delays in implementation of project activities.

Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Degree in Health and biological sciences or Pharmacy

Minimum of 6 8 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Public Health

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

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.

Fluency in English, and 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

Supervisory Responsibilities

N / A

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.

    Full-Time / Regular

    Job Category Global Public Health

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