Director, Global Public Health Asia (842-679)

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Feb 06, 2017
May 02, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

Director, Global Public Health (GPH) Asia, is responsible for growing and overseeing implementation of non-PQM donor-funded and USP-funded global public health programming in Asia. This role will be based out of the Asia region and the final location is yet to be determined.  The Director GPH Asia, which sits on the GPH leadership team and reports directly to the SVP of Global Public Health, will be responsible for developing and implementing a growth strategy for the region, in collaboration with other GPH leadership.  The incumbent will be responsible for recruiting and supervising staff required to support new programming, as it is secured.   Additionally, the role will provide ad hoc support to other USP programs including donor-funded programs like the USAID funded PQM program.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive towards sustainable diversification:
    • Working with GPH and USP leadership team, defines and operationalizes a sustainable growth strategy for GPH Asia (to include development and execution of annual workplan for region)
    • Working in collaboration with Partnerships, Growth and Learning team, identifies and secures new donor-funded programming opportunities, outside of but potentially complementary to existing USAID-funded PQM programs.
  • Represents USP and its GPH programs to key stakeholders, development partners and agencies: Identifies and builds alliances with key collaborators and stakeholders necessary to further USP’s programming and “impact” objectives in the region.
  • Align GPH programs with relevant global public health initiatives in Asia as appropriate to maximize USP impact and reach.
  • Provides targeted support for PQM programming and ensures coordination of efforts:
  • Supports PQM programs in Asia, as requested by PQM leadership – e.g., represents USP/ PQM in critical stakeholder meetings or events, where required.
  • Works directly with relevant PQM leadership to understand totality of GPH activities in region and to maximize coordination and complementarity
  • Directly oversees GPH’s non-PQM Asia programs:
    • Collaborates with GPH Technical Director to develop assessment and technical plan.
    • Defines and operationalizes resourcing/ staffing plans for new GPH programming in Asia.
    • Directly oversees program delivery (in collaboration with GPH Technical Director who provides technical oversight) and associated staff (incumbent is to develop overall staffing plan to scale to growth)
    • Oversees program operations and monitoring in collaboration with GPH head quarter staff
  • Collaborates with key functions at USP (e.g., Global External Affairs) to ensure stakeholder engagement is coordinated, messaging is aligned and resources are maximized

Basic Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Science, Public Health or relevant field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in public health program delivery (as an implementing partner)
  • At least 3 years experience as a people manager
  • Proven track record of scoping and successfully securing donor funding opportunities
  • Direct experience implementing projects related to drug quality assurance, quality control and GMP


Preferred Qualifications


  • Ability to work in matrixed environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage a team remotely
  • Ability to travel internationally at least 25% of the time
  • Experience with cultivating relationships with key donors and implementing partners (e.g., Global Fund, USAID, DIFID, BMGF, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of key public health issues and trends, including in TB, HIV/ AIDS, NTD, MNCH, Malaria and AMR
  • Understanding of generic pharmaceuticals, including quality control and quality assurance
  • Knowledge of cGMP in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry 

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 Full-Time/Regular

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